[LINK] Fairfax IT Breaking News, Wednesday, January 17, 2001 (fwd)
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 16:25:18 +1100 (EST)
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Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 11:30:34 +1100
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Subject: Fairfax IT Breaking News, Wednesday, January 17, 2001
Ban urged on Internet bomb 'recipes'
A coroner has called for legislation to outlaw the downloading of bombmaking “recipes” from the Internet following the death of a Victorian teenager whose pipebomb exploded in a farm work shed.
Although I'd not expect a Coroner to know or understand the counter -
arguments to the Broadcasting Services Amendment from last year (the ones
that suggest that "banning" things on the Internet is technically
impossible), it's depressing to see that the notion that things on the
Internet can just be banned outright is still out there.
For those that know perl:
domain =~ s/au/cx/g;
(The coroner suggests that such information should be banned in the
same way as child pornography. I'd note for the record that the fact
that child pornography is (almost) universally banned hasn't made it
disappear from the Internet. The folks at Condemned.org could surely
offer statistics to the contrary, partially for the reason that anonymity
is more easily achieved for rockspiders on the Internet and also because
the law enforcement resources aren't as well developed to track, catch and
prosecute rockspiders that operate online.)
The suggestion that "failure to include adequate warnings as to the real
nature and inherent danger of the explosive are the primary contributing
factors in the death of Hylton Chislett" is just skirting the issue that
this kid and his mates were/are a few stubbies short of a sixpack.
Might Hylton be a suitable Darwin Awards candidate?