The country of Iran, with 70 million resident is a place with a strong education history and boasts a notable cultural heritage. This is in stark contrast to recent images of the fundamentalism the religious establishment has imposed since the Shah was toppled in the late 1970's. There is no particular freedom of speech in Iran, and the country is regarded as having one of the most repressive press monitoring bureaus in the world. This essay details the law of the Internet in this oil-rich, mountainous state that was until modern times known as Persia.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Is the Internet Legal in Iran?
What Law Governs the Internet in Iran?
What About Opening a Blog & Blogger's Rights?
What Laws or Bodies Govern Internet Crimes in Iran?
What Punishments are Listed for Breaking the Cyber Crimes Law?


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