[LINK] Search engines to be ordered to not link to academic cheating services

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Apr 29 08:45:25 AEST 2019

There is an Australian draft law "Prohibiting Academic Cheating 
Services" out for comment,proposing up to two years imprisonment, or 
more than $100,000 fine. Students who use the service will not be 
subject to this law, just those providing the service. The universities 
will be left to discipline their students. That is all good, but the law 
also provides for search engines and ISPs to be ordered to block 
cheating sites.

I am a little worried by the way such provisions are creeping into laws. 
It is very easy to say "Oh, let's just block it", rather than deal with 
the underlying issues.

More at: 

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