[LINK] Exetel trial records 20,000 hits on filtered URLs

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Mon May 4 20:34:32 AEST 2009

At 07:30 PM 4/05/2009, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>It's over now and we move on. And valuable realtime data of the impact of
>a measly 198 blocked URLs has been gathered. Hopefully Exetel will publish
>some decent extrapolations from this number to the magnitude of blockage that
>the gummint wants to require by law. If the legislation ever passes.
>Of course if mandatory filtering is imposed in this hitherto fine country,
>those vigorously opposed can emigrate. There would be nowhere to run on this
>continent to escape it.

The figures in that story are unclear. It says 196 URls were hit. Out 
of a list of how many? Were they IP numbers or domains? pages? I 
didn't bother to read the story.

Like Danny, when I heard about the govt proposal, I contacted my ISP 
that day. That was what? a year ago? I'm pleased they have been on 
the front line of saying how dumb it is. Glad to have Danny on board, too.


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