[LINK] itNews: 'Industry backs 'workable' filter solution'

Jim Birch planetjim at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 10:43:05 AEDT 2012

The critical issue for the ISPs is that they filter on ip addresses not on
content which replaces an unbounded labyrinthine task with a trivial one.

It also turns out that unlike content filtering, the filtering ip addresses
does not threaten free speech.  Which is quite felicitous. :)


Jim Birch
e: planetjim at gmail.com
m: 04 1243 1243

On 12 November 2012 09:52, rene <rene.ln at libertus.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:18:11 +1100, Roger Clarke wrote:
> [...]
> > http://www.itnews.com.au/News/322414,industry-backs-workable-filter-
> > solution.aspx
> ....
> > 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
> filtering/blocking.
> 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).
> Irene
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