[LINK] Filtering, throttling of ISPs

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Sun Apr 5 12:00:34 AEST 2009

At 11:09 AM 5/04/2009, 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.

That's all well and good, but still crazy because of all the reasons 
we've discussed on here before. It's like trying homeopathy. Put in a 
miniscule cure in a glass of water and the problem is fixed. Yeah, 
right. But if it makes the voting public feel better, gee, go for your life.


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