Open Access News

News from the open access movement

Sunday, July 13, 2003

One of the new internet regulations in Saudi Arabia: "Users must be guided to use the Internet in a positive manner that is consistent with Islamic teachings and government laws. They should avoid anything that infringes on the regulations for public Internet usage which include: Material that violates Islamic Shariah in principle or in fact as well as anything that abuses the sacredness of Islam and its teachings; material used to exchange information, either sending or receiving, that contradicts Islam or Saudi government laws; material that runs counter to public security; material that propagates destructive ideas or the spread of anything that might be a danger to public order or that might lead to disunity among citizens; material that advocates crime, calls for it or stimulates it in any way as well as anything that advocates an assault or attack on others in any form and material that involves the exploitation of individuals."