[LINK] Rudd Government's internet filter to block up to 10, 000 'unwanted' sites

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Nov 13 16:42:16 AEDT 2008

At 14:12 +1100 13/11/08, Bernard Robertson-Dunn posted:
>Rudd Government's internet filter to block up to 10,000 'unwanted' sites
>By Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
>November 13, 2008 10:44am
>The Australian IT
>Electronic Frontiers Australia board member Colin Jacobs says live
>trials of ISP-based web filters would be rushed, as they were scheduled
>to occur as internet companies geared down for Christmas.
>"It is unclear how ACMA will scale up their blacklist to 10,000 websites
>and what will go on the list," he said.
>"Mr Conroy said the list would contain illegal and unwanted content but
>we still have to see what would end up on that list.

It's unclear under what legal authority additional sites can be blocked.

Hopefully, ISPs' lawyers will request warranties and unbounded 
indemnities  from the Commonwealth as a condition of participation.

That may well cause consternation in the halls of bureaucracy ...

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