COMPARATIVE STUDY: LEGAL PROBLEMS OF THE INTERNET BLOCKING APPLIED FOR ONLINE GAMBLING IN LITHUANIA AND DENMARK

Paulius Pakutinskas

Abstract


The aim of the article is to analyze internet blocking measures provided/not provided by the laws of online gambling in Lithuania and Denmark using comparative method. The author purposefully chose countries because of their very different legal regulation of the researched matter and in order to analyze a wider range of possible legal regulation models. Separate countries and cultures struggled against the harm of gambling by using many well-known measures for gambling control, but online gambling generates additional old, but much more intense and totally new threats; therefore, the old methods and control measures are insufficient. The article presents blocking measures for the internet content that are designed for a partial gambling control, although, even internet content blocking/filtering may cause negative legal consequences (the limitation of human rights, including but not limited to, self-expression and access to information, as well as dissemination of freedom, the right to have a private and family life, and other restrictions). There is a corresponding connection, which is reflected in the case of Denmark, that the blocking of the internet content is legalized at the same time as the legalization of online gambling. In the case of Lithuania, online gambling, as well as the blocking of the internet content, is not permitted.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2013.v9n20p%25p


European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

ISSN: 1857 - 7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)

 

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