[LINK] The Filter appears to be active

Darryl (Dassa) Lynch dassa at dhs.org
Wed Jan 7 00:52:05 AEDT 2009

link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au wrote:
|| On 06/01/2009, at 10:23 PM, Tom Koltai wrote:
||| At least one Melbourne based ISP - Oz-Online appears to be part of
||| the Federal Governments Filter Test, which appeared to start-up
||| yesterday. Browsing is slowed byu about 40%,
||| Downloads of pdf files are slowed by about 75% and specific ports
||| are being filtered to specific speeds (upload rates).
|| So.... (modest proposal here) I pay for a certain speed, but
|| the government won't let me have it?
|| Would there be grounds for a legal challenge? Restraint of trade?
|| Something? 

Doubt if that would fly, the speed you pay for is the maximum possible, not
the minimum available.  ISPs cover themselves fairly well for that one and
the restraint of trade may be an option available to them to challenge with
but not the individual consumer.

Darryl (Dassa) Lynch 

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