Regulation of freedom of expression in cyberspace ( A Comparative Study on the Laws of the United States of America -the European Union and Islamic Republic Of Iran)

Document Type : Original Article


1 faculty of law -shahid behesti universti

2 Public law,faculty of law,Shahid Beheshti University



Cyberspace is rapidly turning into a major tool for exercising the right of freedom. Cyberspace amalgamates in the media the right to receive and the right to release information, ideas and beliefs in the form of a written text, audio file, or a video file.
As well as providing access and enormous amounts of information to millions of audiences across the reach of all people with access to a computer and telephone line, new challenges and legal issues require the right and proper regulation.
Therefore, this study aims to closely examine the cyberspace content regulation in the area of the freedom of speech in two areas of child pornography and hate speech in cyberspace through an interdisciplinary approach. The results of this study indicate how efficient the current regulatory framework is and how effective and efficient the regulatory framework should be in the area under discussion.
Key Words:
Freedom of expression -Cyberspace-Regulation -Hate Speech-Pornography


Main Subjects

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 16 August 2020
  • Receive Date: 08 December 2019
  • Revise Date: 08 August 2020
  • Accept Date: 16 August 2020