January 19, 2005

Different law needed for blogs

"Webloggers are being treated according to subjective interpretations of the laws of print media," said Ali Asghar Kia, the director of Allame University communications department. "Webloggers’s rights have been denied and there is no specific law in this regard," he added.

Kia mentioned that blogosphere needs its own special laws and the laws of print media should not be applied for internet communications, since these two forms of communication are different in nature. Pointing that there are thousands of weblogs in Iran to express the personal thoughts and beliefs of their writers as a different means of communication, he asked for a form of law for webloggers that would not limit them and allow them to write freely in the frame of a relevant and reasonable law.

Source: ISNA

Posted at January 19, 2005 07:50 AM