National bans for YouTube: the debate in Thailand in comparison with India, Turkey and Germany

Christoph Antons*

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Abstract

Debates about national bans for the video station YouTube show that there are different views about appropriate content and the extent of freedom of expression on the internet. In particular the question of what constitutes insult to national leaders or symbols is culturally specific and will be interpreted differently in various countries. Historical circumstances and experiences may also make certain topics particularly sensitive. The result is a more regulated environment with nationally designed internet policies, in which cultural and political differences retain their relevance and are enforced by nation states.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Law Review International
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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