Selfie sticks could bring jail time in South Korea

That selfie stick in your hand. A harmless memory-maker? Or a potentially chaos-inducing electromagnetic radiation emitter?

In South Korea, it seems, it could be both and anyone selling an unregistered version could face a $27,000 fine or up to three years in prison, the Science Ministry announced last week.

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Devil-X1209d ago

This is insane, Next thing you know you are buying regulated phone cases.

ArtificiallyYours1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

I'd vote a sniper head shot to anyone who commits this act, but that'd be wasting more time than necessary.

dilawer1207d ago

How difficult is it to ask some passerby to snap a photo of you? Stop carrying stupid sticks.

hazelamy1207d ago

give your, possibly expensive, phone to a complete stranger?

yeah, no.

all in all, a stick doesn't seem like such a bad idea in comparison.

Sahil1207d ago

Imagine carrying a stick just to take selfies. Selfies!

spicelicka1206d ago

Uh we've been doing that with expensive cameras for decades, never been a problem.

hazelamy1206d ago

but thieves can't rack up thousands in bills to premium rate rate numbers they themselves set up with cameras.

Soldierone1207d ago

But that requires talking to people..... haha

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