[LINK] Labor will make ISPs filter porn on Net
rick at praxis.com.au
Wed Mar 22 11:20:02 EST 2006
Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 07:57:48AM +1000, Robert Hart wrote:
>> Labor's plan to protect children from online pornography and graphic
>> violence has been backed by family groups, but dismissed by the
>> government and internet industry.
> here we go. yet another round of politicians pretending to be "tough on
> <insert bad thing here>" in order to seduce the votes of single-issue
> there's even less hope of blocking porn on the net than there is of
> blocking the supply of drugs in the real world. which is what makes
> drugs and porn such good targets, i suppose - no fear that those
> bogeymen will ever be vanquished.
Who is in a position to pin down Beaeeeeeeeeezly and request an irrefutable
demonstration of porn filters at work?
This style of grandstanding is easy to either prove as doable or refute as
snake oil. That is, if the truth wants to be known. I have lost all hope in
Old Labor in this regard ... bring on New Labor ASAP!
BTW: The TV coverage of this story last night showed a child typing
the word "sex" into google. How risible. As well, Mr Beazly's crew
presented the ISP filter as something adults could opt-into if
they wanted full internet coverage. This kind of thinking is as morally
bankrupt as Howard's ban on johnhowardpm.org. Even if it were
possible to implement the filtering as described, the filter should
be opt-in. Broader Internet communications must be the default in
a free and open democracy. What is Beazly thinking?
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
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