AN EXAMPLE OF INTERNET CENSORSHIP IN TURKEY: YOUTUBE (by: Duygu Hatipoglu, Ferzan Ozyasar)
Reasons for the Website bans:   <ul><li>1591 sites were banned till February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>523 sites because of p...
 
Law No 5156 (The Internet Law): <ul><li>8 types of Internet Crimes: </li></ul><ul><li>-Encouraging suicide </li></ul><ul><...
The Youtube in Turkey: <ul><li>-The 17 th  most popular site even during the ban </li></ul><ul><li>-Users usually access t...
Court Decisions about the Youtube: <ul><li>Block Starts  Block ends  Court  </li></ul><ul><li>05.05.2008  -   Ankara 1 st ...
<ul><li>Banning websites damages: </li></ul><ul><li>-The right of receiving information </li></ul><ul><li>-The right of pu...
WHAT CAN BE DONE ?   <ul><li>-Cooperating with the internet users while creating the legal framework </li></ul><ul><li>-Mo...
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An Example of Internet Censosrhip in Turkey: Youtube - Ferzan Ozyasar, DuyguHatipoglu @ Glocal: Inside Social Media

  1. 1. AN EXAMPLE OF INTERNET CENSORSHIP IN TURKEY: YOUTUBE (by: Duygu Hatipoglu, Ferzan Ozyasar)
  2. 2. Reasons for the Website bans: <ul><li>1591 sites were banned till February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>523 sites because of pornography </li></ul><ul><li>130 sites for damaging copyright legislations </li></ul><ul><li>79 for gambling </li></ul><ul><li>77 for opposing the Turkish Penal Code </li></ul><ul><li>(taken from: http://mindtrick.net/blockedinturkey/list.php ) </li></ul>
  3. 4. Law No 5156 (The Internet Law): <ul><li>8 types of Internet Crimes: </li></ul><ul><li>-Encouraging suicide </li></ul><ul><li>-Child Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>-Easing the distribution and usage of drugs </li></ul><ul><li>-Illegal distribution of medicine </li></ul><ul><li>-Prostitution </li></ul><ul><li>-Pornography </li></ul><ul><li>-Illegal Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>-Insulting Ataturk </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Youtube in Turkey: <ul><li>-The 17 th most popular site even during the ban </li></ul><ul><li>-Users usually access the content via Ktunnel </li></ul><ul><li>-Was banned and re-opened 6 times between June 2007 and January 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>-Ban not lifted since May 2008 </li></ul>
  5. 6. Court Decisions about the Youtube: <ul><li>Block Starts Block ends Court </li></ul><ul><li>05.05.2008 - Ankara 1 st Criminal Court of Peace </li></ul><ul><li>03.12.2008 04.01.2008 Ankara 1 st Criminal Court of Peace </li></ul><ul><li>01.01.2008 02.01.2008 Ankara 12 th Criminal Court of Peace </li></ul><ul><li>09.01.2007 10.01.2007 NA </li></ul><ul><li>07.01.2007 08.01.2007 NA </li></ul><ul><li>05.01.2007 06.01.2007 NA </li></ul><ul><li>03.06.2007 04.01.2007 1 st Criminal Court of Peace </li></ul><ul><li>(taken from: http:// mindtrick.net/blockedinturkey/list.php ) </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Banning websites damages: </li></ul><ul><li>-The right of receiving information </li></ul><ul><li>-The right of publicizing opinion </li></ul><ul><li>-The right to a fair trial </li></ul>
  7. 8. WHAT CAN BE DONE ? <ul><li>-Cooperating with the internet users while creating the legal framework </li></ul><ul><li>-More objective criteria and concrete definitions must be used in the internet laws </li></ul><ul><li>-Practical objection mechanisms must be created </li></ul><ul><li>-There must be specialized judges, lawyers and attorneys in the area </li></ul>

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