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10 Countries With Most Ridiculous Internet Laws

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 13 August 2012, 02:45 Hrs   |    11 Comments
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Bangalore: Lately, accessing the internet had become easier than finding food, at least in the country we live. But you will be surprised after reading about the internet laws of below listed countries. Some of them want people to have a government permit for an internet connection while others have a long list (even 5 million!) of websites blocked without any reason.

Here are the ten countries with most ridiculous internet laws.

#10 United Arab Emirates

The Law: UAE has a firewall which blocks all porn related materials, chat rooms, dating sites, and even services like Skype and websites like Flickr. The filtering is so strong that sometimes the search for a particular word can cause you denial of access. The filtering has even affected some Wikipedia pages.  

Penalties: In 2009, Ahmen Mohammed bin Gharib, the editor of an online magazine along with Inas Al Bourini, the owner of the website was fined 20,000 dirhams for posting an article that claimed there was “administrative corruption” and “embezzlement” in the state run TV channel.

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Reader's comments(11)
1: Lol. This is so false. Have you ever seen a North Korean on the internet? No. And if you did, it was the last time someone heard about him.
Posted by:max - 05 Jan, 2013
2: After seeing India in sixth place, I understood that the whole information is not reliable and a big lie. There is not a single restriction mentioned, u can blog any thing and u can watch anything. U can watch porn also.
Posted by:SitaRam - 20 Sep, 2012
3: no mention of saudi arabia?! ridiculous!
Posted by:pete - 11 Sep, 2012
4: Our politicians are great @manuovering & pleasing the western media observers about 'right to freedom' in all spheres of indian public life in the name of DemoCRAZY the Media being their partners. However, now days even westerners do not buy the Govts theory. and understands what is shown is not factual. Some times even in silicon india you cannot post your feelings , citing offensive / Abusive content, this shows affiliation to political parties or threats from Govt itself. what a shame in the name of - DEMCRAZY. UAS pl Note.....
Posted by:Nair - 16 Aug, 2012
5: There's no mention of North Korea and India at no. 6. Ridiculous!
Posted by:Archie - 13 Aug, 2012
6: I never knew India had these type of laws
Posted by:Harsha - 12 Aug, 2012
Our politicians do not know about their own city leave alone their country If they read this article they will be smart enough to implement laws for banning any comment on Ruling party and politicians attached to it with death penalty without trial
suji Replied to: Harsha - 10 Sep, 2012
India doesn't have this type of laws. The report is not factual as far as India is concerned
Archie Replied to: Harsha - 13 Aug, 2012
That's is wrong. The law in India does not prohibit access to pornography. But it prohibits distribution. So, it's okay for you to watch. But don't share what you watch.
Anoop Replied to: Harsha - 12 Aug, 2012
But 3 months back, police have tracked the IP address, which download porn on a regular basis. Almost 10 people were taken into custody for warning.
Harsha Replied to: Anoop - 13 Aug, 2012
NOt all porn sites!! You see porn sites are always a vulnerable and soft targets to phising and sometimes even ant-terror activities.
Sudharshan Replied to: Harsha - 13 Aug, 2012