[LINK] Senate Standing Committee: NetAlert/Mandatory filtering updates

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Feb 19 16:56:50 EST 2008

At 04:22 PM 19/02/2008, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>The problem with the current approach is that it does not meet the 
>needs...if a child can still see a gay site this may be unacceptable 
>to some, if a child can see a site that talks about evolution than 
>this might be unacceptable to some and if a child can still gamble 
>and put their images on myspace and youtube then it may also be unacceptable.

I think different things are getting confused in all this, or maybe I 
just don't get it or am putting my own filter on it. [pun intended]

Is the program to protect children from accessing nasties OR is it a 
block from those who would access the kid pr0n, thereby reducing the 
'benefit' to those who make the "$billions" each year from it? The 
first is a parental overstep by the government. The second is a 
moralistic restriction like is sometimes used in control of 
prostitution -- arresting the johns, concentrating on reducing demand 
and starving the sellers. Which is it?


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