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Sanctioning Freedoms: U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Affecting Information and Communications Technology Companies

  title={Sanctioning Freedoms: U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Affecting Information and Communications Technology Companies},
  author={Pinky Mehta},
  journal={University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law},
  • P. Mehta
  • Published 2015
  • Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law
* University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2015; Haverford College, B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Economics, 2009. I would like to thank my family and friends for their guidance and support. Thank you to all the practitioners and scholars who spoke with me about this topic and informed my thinking. Additional gratitude is due to the editorial staff for their diligence. The usual caveats apply. 
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permitting Internet-based personal communication services under the sanctions regime against Syria
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explaining the difficulties suffered by Iran because of sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union)
    authorizing personal communication software that is not fee-based in the Crimea region of Ukraine). See also Danielle Kehl
    • Government Authorizes the Export of Internet-based Communications Tools to Crimea, NEW AM. FOUND
    Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act § 101, 126 Stat
      Sudanese Sanctions Regulations
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      See supra Part 3.2 for an analysis of ICT tools that are unavailable or have only been made available on a limited basis