[LINK] ISP Content Filtering Live Pilot - EOI released

Michael Meloni mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com
Wed Nov 12 12:12:18 AEDT 2008

Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 05:44 PM 10/11/2008, Michael Meloni wrote:
>> Ideally, ISPs will participate in the pilot for a minimum of 6 weeks.
>> ISPs that commence earlier will have the discretion to participate in
>> the pilot until its conclusion.
> Will the participating ISPs be named so those of us who may be their 
> customers can complain bitterly and advise we will soon be taking our 
> business elsewhere? Both home and commercial?
 From page 1 of the EOI ( 
) :


'ISPs will be recognised for their participation in the Pilot. This 
recognition will strengthen their brand image with the community.'


And from page 3 of the Technical Testing Framework ( 


'While customers may volunteer for the Pilot, during their participation 
they would not be aware at any particular point in time of whether or 
not they are receiving a filtered service, depending on the kind of 
filtering solution being tested.'


> What if none of the ISPs choose to nominate?
> Jan
> [who is an Internode customer and assumes that IN won't be playing along]

Mark Newton (from Internode but speaking as a citizen) spoke with Tech 
Wired AU last night about the trial. He said something along the lines 
of the trial time frame being too short notice for small ISPS to 
participate and that larger ISPs don't make hardware changes before 
Christmas holidays for the fun of it (December 24 being the date to gov 
want to start  -- looks like heaps of industry consultation went into 
deciding that). You can listen to that interview at 


Michael Meloni

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