[LINK] Labor will make ISPs filter porn on Net
rene.lk at libertus.net
Fri Mar 24 11:42:14 EST 2006
On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:21:54 +1100, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Irene Graham wrote:
>> Here's one example:
>> Media Release, 5th September 2005
>> 'The Australian Christian Lobby today welcomed the ALP's initiative
>> offering a subsidy for parents to buy internet filtering software, but
>> urged both parties to go further.
>> “We need to shift debate on this issue,” argued Jim Wallace, Executive
>> Chairman of the Australian Christian Lobby. “Violent and pornographic
>> content should be blocked by the ISP and people who wish to view this
>> content should be required to ‘opt in'.
>> Responsibility for filtering this content should not rest with busy or
>> computer illiterate parents. This will ensure greatest protection to
>> children,” claimed Mr. Wallace ... '
> And why are they not calling for filtering of violent and sexual content on
> TV and in the movies? The Internet is an easy-to-attack soft target with no
> (organised) commercial interests to defend it. Even the fundamentalists know
> they could not get away with similar attacks on traditional media. Breathless
> hypocrisy reigns supreme.
They do that too. They've long been claiming that the TV self-regulatory code
isn't restrictive enough and in more recent times some RR groups have been
running campaigns against TV advertisers - in an attempt to get shows removed
from the airwaves. More info:
Salt Shakers and 'The L Word': Censorship By Subterfuge
by Peter Johnson, 9 July 2004.
Lobbying for Censorship: The Religious Right and Baise-Moi
by Peter Johnson, 24 March 2004.
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