[LINK] IT: Essay: ICRA - Censoring The World, Round 2
Tue, 26 Mar 2002 13:53:14 +1000
On 26 Mar 2002 12:13:18 +1100 Kevin Littlejohn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Presumably this is the next step in the BSA - it was setup in such a way
>that when filtering packages reach a decent level of viability, they can
>be made compulsory.
And the BSA is required by law to be reviewed before 1 Jan next year. Quoting
"95 Review before 1 January 2003
(1) Before 1 January 2003, the Minister must cause to be conducted a review of
the operation of this Schedule.
(2) The following matters are to be taken into account in conducting a review
under subsection (1):
(a) the general development of Internet content filtering technologies;
(b) whether Internet content filtering technologies have developed to a point
where it is practicable to use those technologies to prevent end-users from
accessing R-rated information hosted outside Australia that is not subject to a
restricted access system;
(c) any other relevant matters."
>This is why that bill should have been thrown out - it's full impact has
>yet to be felt, imnsho.