[LINK] The Age: anti-Net-censorship editorial & article on ISPs filtering with the blacklist

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Tue Jul 13 21:29:26 AEST 2010

On Tue, 2010-07-13 at 20:54 +1000, Robin Whittle wrote:
> "Child porn filter hits snag" - the voluntary filtering by
> several major ISPs, apparently according to the government's
> secret blacklist.
> http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/child-porn-filter-move-hits-snag-20100712-107w3.html

When did the list of RC URLs maintained by ACMA become a "child porn
list"? That's the whole damn point - it is NOT a list of child porn!

If ISPs want to enter voluntary agreements to block CP, I doubt anyone
much could have an objection as long as a) the list is public so anyone
can tell that it really contains only CP and b) the list only contains
material put there by a properly constituted independen body.

Otherwise, this is not progress, it's "litte green apples" hard at work!

Regards, K. 

[1] Govt: We are taking ALL of your little green apples.
    Victim: What?!? That's so unfair! They are mine!
    Govt: Nope, we are taking them. All of them.
    Victim: I shall go to the Press! To the High Court! To....
    Govt: Oh alright. We'll only take HALF your little green apples.
    Victim: Whoopee! Fantastic! Oh, thank you, thank you...
    Govt: You're most welcome.

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