[LINK] [Oz-ISP] Upcoming Filter
skeeve at skeeve.org
Fri Oct 24 13:10:26 EST 2008
So… after reading this article, I am a little dubious of the IIA’s position on things?
I would like to see a public announcement from them on their position of the governments filtering proposal. And why does the government even think it can tell the IIA to tell one of its to shut up and follow the IIA’s position… which again.. is what exactly?
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From: aussie-isp-bounces at taz.net.au [mailto:aussie-isp-bounces at taz.net.au] On Behalf Of Sylvan Andrew - NIDS
Sent: Friday, 24 October 2008 10:31 AM
To: aussie-isp at taz.net.au
Subject: [Oz-ISP] Upcoming Filter
The Federal Government is attempting to silence critics of its controversial plan to censor the internet, which experts say will break the internet while doing little to stop people from accessing illegal material such as child pornography...
...Newton said he found the bullying "outrageous" and Senator Conroy was "misusing his influence as a Commonwealth Minister to intimidate a private dissenting citizen into silencing his political views".
...Colin Jacobs, chair of the online users' lobby group Electronic Frontiers Australia said: "I'm not exaggerating when I say that this model involves more technical interference in the internet infrastructure than what is attempted in Iran, one of the most repressive and regressive censorship regimes in the world."
...ACMA released a report in July detailing the results of laboratory tests of six unnamed ISP-level filters. Only one of the filters tested resulted in an acceptable speed reduction of 2 per cent or less. The others caused drops in speed between 21 per cent and 86 per cent.
...Despite this, the Government - which distanced itself from the tests by saying they were initiated by the previous government - is pressing ahead with live trials of the filtering system and will shortly seek expressions of interest from ISPs keen to participate.
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