[LINK] Filtering, throttling of ISPs

Danny Yee danny at anatomy.usyd.edu.au
Sun Apr 5 11:31:33 AEST 2009

Unless I'm mistaken, the Cleenfeed Canada scheme is also _voluntary_.
ISPs are not legally required to participate and not all do.

It's also restricted to "images of prepubescent children being
assaulted or who are posed deliberately in a sexualized manner" --
so it doesn't cover 16 year olds, cartoon characters, text, etc.


Stilgherrian wrote:
> On the topic of filtering, Canada's Internet filtering regime "works"  
> because they defined the aims. It wasn't some vague "make the Internet  
> safe for children", but to prevent people accidentally coming across  
> child abuse material such as child pornography, because that might be  
> the first step in them taking the path to becoming child abusers.
> With that quite limited aim, blocking a relatively small blacklist  
> whose contents were well defined was achievable both bureaucratically  
> and technically.

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