[LINK] itNews: 'Industry backs 'workable' filter solution'
rene.ln at libertus.net
Mon Nov 12 09:52:27 AEDT 2012
On Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:18:11 +1100, Roger Clarke wrote:
> In its place is legislation compelling internet service providers to
> filter "child abuse websites" featuring on an INTERPOL block list.
There is no legislation "compelling" ISPs to do that, nor any other sort of
The Minister told ABC AM program on Friday 9 November that ISPs had agreed
to do so, and he referred to having reached agreement and having
successfully negotiated with them, about 5 times in an extended audio
interview on the ABC site.
Also, both the Minister and the AFP have told Senate Estimates Committees
(in Feb 2012 and Oct 2011) that ISP participation, in the scheme whereby
the AFP issue a s313 request for "assistance", is voluntary.
It's voluntary because an s313 request does not of itself compel ISPs to do
anything (and the relevant law has existed since at least 1997).
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