[LINK] GetUp anti-censorship campaign gets cash fast
cas at taz.net.au
Sat Dec 6 10:42:31 EST 2008
On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 12:46:48PM +1100, Danny Yee wrote:
> > http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/12/05/1228257282965.html?page=fullpage
> > The money will be put towards an advertising
> > blitz designed to inform the public of the consequences of the plan,
> > which experts say include slower internet speeds, significant false
> > positives, failure to stop people from subverting the filters and the
> > risk that the blacklist will be expanded to include the blocking of
> > regular pornography, political views, gambling and pro-abortion sites.
> I don't understand this.
> There is no doubt whatsoever that "ordinary pornography" is covered
> by the plan, since X-rated material is "prohibited content" - on the
> ACMA blacklist - and the filtering test specs quite clearly require
> blocking of everything on the ACMA blacklist as a minimum.
yes, but the govt's story is that it is for blocking child pornography,
and that anyone who is against the filter is FOR child pornography.
a fairly obvious usage of the propaganda smear "free speech == child
pornography, you sick bastard". guilt by bogus association can be easily
proved beyond any doubt in trial by media.
the fact that the "risk" is already reality doesn't negate that.
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
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