[LINK] EFA report: Net Censorship - law & policy around the world
Sat, 30 Mar 2002 17:47:15 +1000
In early March 2002, the Chair of the NSW Standing Committee on Social Issues
asked EFA for information on whether or not other countries have Internet
censorship laws similar to NSW's proposed laws.
EFA subsequently undertook extensive research into the matter. We were unable to
find any indication that any country broadly comparable to Australia (in terms
of democratic political systems and cultures) has, or intends to introduce,
Internet censorship laws as restrictive as the provisions of the NSW Bill, nor
as restrictive as existing Commonwealth legislation.
The below report contains an overview of governmental approaches to dealing with
Internet content that is illegal, or is unsuitable for minors, followed by
sections containing more detailed information about various countries.
Internet Censorship - law & policy around the world
Executive Director - Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc. (EFA)
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