1st Criminal Court of Peace of Istanbul, Ataturk Prosecution

Document type
Court Decision
Ordering the blocking of access to the whole of www.youtube.com because of a single video involving defamatory statements about Ataturk and scenes disparaging the Turkish Flag. Those conducts are considered illegal under Law No. 5816 of 1951, and against article 300 of the Turkish Criminal Code. YouTube removed the illegal video clip from its servers, and the initial access ban which was ordered on March 6, 2007 was lifted 3 days later.
Topic, claim, or defense
Defamation or Personality Rights
Document type
Court Decision
Issuing entity
Lowest Domestic Court
Type of service provider
Host (Including Social Networks)
Internet Access Provider (Including Mobile)
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
General effect on immunity
Weakens Immunity
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Court Order