[LINK] Filtering, throttling of ISPs

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Mon Apr 6 14:39:48 AEST 2009

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 3:23 PM, Marghanita da Cruz
<marghanita at ramin.com.au>wrote:

> Danny Yee wrote:
> > Unless I'm mistaken, the Cleenfeed Canada scheme is also _voluntary_.
> > ISPs are not legally required to participate and not all do.
> >       http://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/cleanfeed
> According to Associate Professor Bjorn Landfeldt. The CleanFeed was/is the
> British Telecom's corporate feed (complying with that organisation's
> corporate
> policies) that is now being discussed in a wider context.

The Canada Cleanfeed data (which the Marghanita was referring to) comes out
of the "Canadian Coalition Against Internet Child Exploitation (CCAICE); a
group which includes Cybertip.ca, Internet service providers, federal and
provincial governments, and law enforcement."  (From
http://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/cleanfeed )

I've spoken to a few people on the ISP side who are involved with CCAICE,
and they very much have their heads on straight.  There are very good
feedback mechanisms between the governments, ISPs and those involved in
putting the list together.

In addition to the volunatry nature which has already been mentioned, the
other big difference between this and what's being done in Australia is the
very clear charter as to what is blocked - it is _only_ foreign-based (ie,
non-Canadaian) child pornography, with a clear definition of what "child
pornography" is.

It's very hard to argue that what Cybertip/CCAICE  is doing in Canada, and
even the ISPs involved seem to be very proud of what they are created.  I
don't think you could get much more of an exact opposite of the situation in
Australia if you tried...


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