[LINK] OzIT: 'Porn cull dropped'
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Tue Jul 24 16:48:34 EST 2007
They have a great system in China. It prevents Internet users there
accessing any Australian Government Web sites. Most private sites
are accessible, except political ones. I get a lot of hits on most
of our web sites that contain a strong position against Government
Abuse of Aussie Citizens.
Anyway, do we really want Government deciding what we can and can't access?
At 01:54 PM 24/07/2007, Roger Clarke wrote:
>[The farce continues]
>Porn cull dropped
>The Australian IT Section
>July 24, 2007
>THE results of Australia's only live commercial internet content
>filtering trial will never be known because the exercise, championed
>by the federal Government, was quietly abandoned.
>The trial was expected to go ahead in Tasmania last year but the
>major internet filtering technology supplier for the project,
>Internet Sheriff, has revealed that it was abandoned because
>Australia's two largest ISPs, Telstra and Optus, refused to participate.
>Internet Sheriff chief executive David Ramsay said the project was
>commercially risky without support from the two carriers.
>"Without having them involved to supply the bandwidth at no cost it
>would have been quite expensive with no guarantee of any outcome for
>me. To go and spend upwards of $600,000, I needed some sort of idea
>what would have happened if this was successful and no one could
>really give us any assurance as to what the next steps may or may
>not have been."
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