[LINK] Progress of Industry/Group representatives in trying to stop the Governments ISP Filtering proposal

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Oct 15 09:26:40 EST 2008


Eric Scheid wrote:
> On 14/10/08 11:00 AM, "Skeeve Stevens" <skeeve at skeeve.org> wrote:
> 
>> I'd like to know from the different industry groups and consumer
>> advocate groups that represent us, what their progress/plans are for
>> stopping the governments ISP Filtering proposal.
> 
> Saw this in my morning news... so it seems everyone (opt-in and opt-out) are
> going to suffer speed problems, apart from the issues of wrongly blocked
> content (and potentially political censorship .. didn't the PM and cohorts
> get into a moral panic about certain artworks recently?)
> 
> http://www.arnnet.com.au/index.php/id;1399635276;fp;;fpid;;pf;1
> 
>> No opt-out of filtered Internet
>> Policy to be set after trial
>> Darren Pauli (Computerworld) 13 October, 2008 15:10:00
>>
>> Australians will be unable to opt-out of the government's pending Internet
>> content filtering scheme, and will instead be placed on a watered-down
>> blacklist, experts say.
>>
<snip>
Some food for thought....

Earlier this year, the new theatre staged Corpus Christi
...there are links to some of the reviews on the website:
> Gay Jesus play blasted by bishop  - Sun Herald 20.01.08
> 
> GAY JESUS SPARKS DEBATE - Sydney Star Observer
> 
> Director defends gay Jesus play - SX News
> 
> "An extremely talented cast ... well worth seeing" -www.aussietheatre.com
> 
> "7/10" Jason Blake, Sun-Herald
<http://www.ramin.com.au/online/newtheatre/2008pastproductions.html#mardis-gras>

and

> Australian Family Association: Gay Jesus play a “big enough crime”
<http://www.somebodythinkofthechildren.com/australian-family-association-gay-jesus-play-a-big-enough-crime/>

> Gay Jesus play blasted by bishop
<http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/gay-jesus-play-blasted/2008/01/19/1200620272704.html>

> Why the Tasmanian filtering trial is a failure
> What Senator Conroy says: The performance or ‘network degradation’ for one of the tested products was less than 2%, whilst three products were less than 30% and two products were in excess of 75%.
> What the report really says: The filter that showed less than 2% network degradation was also one of the least accurate filters at identifying illegal and inappropriate sites. The more accurate filters showed a larger drop in network performance.
<http://www.somebodythinkofthechildren.com/why-the-tasmanian-filtering-trial-is-a-failure/>

FWIW - it isn't always obvious to decision makers,
is that slow downloads aren't due to bandwidth limitations!!!!!!!!

Marghanita
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Marghanita da Cruz
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