[LINK] IT: Essay: ICRA - Censoring The World, Round 2
Sun, 24 Mar 2002 05:15:04 +1100 (EST)
This ongoing scaremongering about ICRA is a little over the top. On
the government-mandated filtering using a PICS-based system of any
sort, I did a quick search on filtering in South Korea, apart from
the newspaper stories referred to in previous postings, and there is
no credible source that refers to PICS-based filtering, so is there
any credible source that refers to it?
Indeed it seems South Korea blocks by URL and/or word. So, apart from
debatable reports that a PICS-based system is being considered, is
there any information to say that SK is using such a filtering
And Sethís referral to the R3 Safety Net proposal is a bit dated.
Aint you got something that is relevant Seth? I canít see the
relevance of something that was produced in 1996 and has been
superseded by subsequent developments. And the R3 Safety Net proposal
was not produced by government.
And Seth confuses the issues. ICRA is about giving people the power
to filter out content they do not want to see, or they do not want
their children to see, or, to choose what they wish to allow through.
And Iím sorry Seth, there wasnít any personal attacks in my posting.
Are you trying to infer something to denigrate my point.
Itís interesting that the argument by people supporting freedom of
choice and anti-ICRA is in effect denying people a choice of a method
of stopping content, should they wish to do so.
So, ICRA continues as a labelling and filtering system to allow
people to choose what content they want to see, or even do not want
to see, depending on the settings. It also allows users to choose the
level of content they do or do not want to see.
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