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
Date Written: May 1, 2010
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
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