[LINK] the Bill Henson 'mistake' - Conroy
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Fri Mar 27 14:00:59 EST 2009
At 11:58 AM 27/03/2009, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>it was a "technical issue".
I recorded the ABC program and watched it this morning. Honestly, I
didn't think Senator Con did a bad job. [ducks flying bricks from
some Linkers] By 'technical', it wasn't a computer type technical as
he explained it. It was more a screw-up between the Classification
board determination and someone in ACMA who missed the change.
That SMH story is pretty weak. For example:
Three of Australia's biggest internet service providers have
withdrawn from the government's proposed internet service filter,
Uh, no, they didn't withdraw from anything. They just didn't choose
to participate in the trials. Conroy said Optus has agreed to
participate in future. Anyone here know the facts on this?
But the minister admitted that a PG-rated site, featuring images of
children by controversial photographer Bill Henson, was wrongly
blocked because of a "technical issue".
Political lobby group GetUp! says this demonstrated the failure of
"The minister's comments have proven internet censorship just won't
work," GetUp! national director Simon Sheikh told AAP.
Uh, no. It demonstrated that a list of banned URLs can be leaked. If
they were in operation in a border filtering system, you could click
all you wanted and not get through to them UNLESS you activated a
bypass of some sort. It demonstrated that wrong URLs can be added to
the list, meaning over blockage.
That story is unattributed and must be written by a junior. It reads
like that, too. Just an AAP attribution.
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