To Block or Not to Block: European Approaches to Content Regulation, and Implications for Freedom of Expression

Computer Law and Security Review, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 260-273, May 2010

22 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2011

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Yaman Akdeniz

Faculty of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University

Date Written: May 1, 2010

Abstract

This paper assesses significant developments at the pan-European level with regards to the development, and implementation of website and content blocking policies on the Internet. Adaptation of blocking policies from certain member states of both the European Union and the Council of Europe will be used to highlight problems associated with access blocking.

Keywords: blocking access to websites, censorship, freedom of expression, filtering, notice based liability, child pornography

Suggested Citation

Akdeniz, Yaman, To Block or Not to Block: European Approaches to Content Regulation, and Implications for Freedom of Expression (May 1, 2010). Computer Law and Security Review, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 260-273, May 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1906712

Yaman Akdeniz (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University ( email )

Kurtuluş Deresi Caddesi, Yahya Köprüsü Sokak No: 1
34440 Dolapdere, Beyoğlu
Istanbul
Turkey

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