Byoungil Oh is a founding member of Korean Progressive Network ‘Jinbonet’ and have been working as a full-time staff since its foundation in 1998. He, as a human rights activist, has advocated human rights in information society such as freedom of expression, privacy, network neutrality and access to knowledge.
He had also worked as a board member of IPLeft, a NGO which has been criticizing the strengthening of Intellectual Property and promoting A2K, since 1999 and has been the representative of it since 2009. He is also a board member of Institute for Digital Rights.
He has been involved in the internet resource policy as a member of Name Committee of Name & Number Committee which had been internet governance body in the early 2000s, and a steering committee member of Korea Internet Governance Alliance, KIGA, at present.