International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 83-89
Received: Apr. 4, 2015;
Accepted: Apr. 16, 2015;
Published: Apr. 24, 2015
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Zohair Malki, Department of Information and Learning Resources, The collage of Computer Science and Engineering, Taibah University, Yanbu Al Bahar, Al Madinah Province, Saudi Arabia
This paper attempts to define internet filtering and outline the purpose of enforcing the filtering policy, and analyze its effect on the use of the Internet resources. This study further examines and evaluates the regulations regarding Internet access in Saudi Arabia, with an emphasis on the problems that people come across during Internet access with limited access to specific web pages due to the policy of filtering. This paper will also examine the case of the Supreme Court of the United States appellant vs. American library association which is similar to that of the Saudi Arabian case with miniscule differences only in term of ritual and cultural aspects. The paper evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of using the filtering policy and its influence and application to the culture and religion of Saudi Arabia. The study further enlists some of the rules and regulation, developed about this issue with the reference of the case of the Court of the United States appellant's vs. American library association. Finally, this study discusses the impact of different cultural and tradition on the ways of application of the filtering strategy in both sides.
Analyzing the Internet Filtering Policies in KSA and USA, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society.
Vol. 3, No. 3,
2015, pp. 83-89.
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