Australian Internet Filter Considered DeadAdded: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
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Liberal-National Coalition is formed in Australia to claim that dangerous content would be immune to the proposed filtering, pointing out that the best Net filter for kids ever existed is their parents. Considering the fact that the coalition is leading the polls two weeks before the oncoming election, a conclusion can be drawn that their victory would mean the end of the lively discussed proposal.
The recent news from Australia is that Liberal-National Coalition has announced its intention to fight government’s efforts to introduce an obligatory ISP filtering of all irrelevant and illegal content. Why this news considered being so important is because Australian new Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called an early election, hoping that the current governing Labour Party would easily win. However, recent polls indicate that Liberal-National Coalition is now leading 52 to 48 per cent.
In case you forgot, Julia Gillard reaffirmed the intention of the government to impose Internet filtering in its effort to protect children from the “dark side” of the web. She explains this decision by the fact that one cannot come into a cinema and watch certain things, so this can’t be available online as well. Seems like PM is unaware that kids porno is in fact illegal in any venue.
The Coalition is at the same time arguing that the suggested filter won’t be able to capture all the images and chatter considered offensive, which is for instance is going via email. Since the system based on ISP filter doesn’t actually work, it creates an assumption of trust unable to be met by the technology.
What they also emphasize is that peer-to-peer networks, as well as chat rooms and email, let alone social networking websites and Usenet, would not be inhibited by the proposed filter. In fact, the best type of Internet filter they think is parents engaged in what sort of content their kids see online.
The EFA (Electronic Frontiers Australia) welcomes the Liberal Party’s move against the filter and is moving in the same direction, creating a video showing five ways of how to bypass the proposed filter in less than 2 minutes. The only problem remaining on the filter’s destiny is that it is still an official government policy, though it was put on hold for at least a year to define the guidelines determining what kind of material should be blocked.
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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
|Julia Gillard - care to show everyone how this filter is really going to work??|
The real way to protect your kids is be there when they are on the net; this means no computer in their rooms, put it in the kitchen or living room where you can watch them.. I DO...
|posted by (2010-08-11 03:24:38)|
|coalition is no leading there way behind labor all the way baby|
|posted by (2010-08-11 03:26:36)|
|theres that many polls and 99.9% have labor in the lead by alot and they will win|
|posted by (2010-08-11 07:13:02)|
keep telling yourself tank ;)
|posted by (2010-08-11 08:02:09)|
|It is unfortunate that it looks like the best we can do is a Labor Government with the back stabbing ice queen Julia Gillard as PM and the Greens holding a majority of seats in the Senate. Tony Abbott coming out saying he plans to trim some fat off Labors High Speed Broadband National Network plans hasnt helped him either though and if Ms. Gillard can overcome the way she treated Kevin Rudd in his final days a win at the upcoming election should be a piece of cake for her.|
I fear the worst for Australia when it comes to a censored internet even if it is'nt accessed via a new high speed broadband network! Why spend the money on the new high speed network if you plan on restricting the access it allows?
|posted by (2010-08-11 22:25:36)|
|Good and evil is everywhere in the world, new Prime Minister Julia Gillard is right, but she should not change everything with the pretext to change a few bad things.|
Some of them once obtained popular consent abuse their power.
Some prime ministers are like dictators, they believe that people are their subjects.
For example in Italy Berlusconi (mafia boss) wanted to censor the Internet like China, but fortunately he did not succeed.
|Dont give a crap im voting for the fishing party|
|I would rather advice Julia Gillard to provide free "Net Nanny" softwares to the houses instead of wasting millions of hard earned taxpayers money on ISP filtering....||
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