Aussie Obligatory Internet Filter Proved Necessary Added: Monday, September 27th, 2010
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Australian Communications Minister claims there’s no conscience vote on rejected classification for book stores, TV, films, or DVDs. He is also sure that a mandatory Net filter is required to prevent citizen’s access to over 400 kids porn sites in the web.
Stephen Conroy, the country’s Communications Minister keeps doing his best to keep his project for an obligatory Internet filter afloat in Australia, regardless the fact that the suggestion was criticized by many, including Hillary Clinton, American Secretary of State, that announced recently that the United States are committed to online freedom and therefore against such approach. Giants like Microsoft, Yahoo and Google, have also joined Clinton’s concern, suspecting that obligatory filtering of all RC content may also block material with a strong educational and social value.
The news now is that Conroy is saying that there would be no conscience vote on the obligatory Internet filter. The essence of a conscience vote is that the political party members are free to vote as they like, without fear to face any censure and expulsion from the party, because this kind of vote absolves the members from voting according to the party line.
The Minister believes the debate isn’t just about censorship, but more about introducing the legislation because it’s related to refused classification content. The main trouble is that the country lacks an 18+ classification.
Conroy added that he wasn’t sure the censorship claim stacks up, as it would rather be about classification systems. Today, he thinks, there’s no conscience vote on rejected classification for DVDs, films, TV, or book stores in Australia.
Country’s Communications Minister claims that there are more than 400 kids porno sites online, to which anyone can get access. Therefore, he believes, mandatory Internet filter is necessary to protect the country’s households by restricting access to those websites.
Well, he might have the best intentions, but trying to enforce an ordinary approach to the Net using a classification system developed for films and books in order to filter the web isn’t going to work well. If, as the Minister claims, the matter is in kids porn only, or exactly those 400 sites that he was talking about, then why doesn’t he focus his efforts solely on them? It doesn’t make sense to filter billions of websites to eliminate several hundred.
September 27th, 2010Posted by:
Monday, September 27th, 2010
|Its alright SaM Stephen Conroy's an idiot who understands nothing about P2P or the internet beyond sending email>|
|posted by (2010-09-27 13:26:19)|
|Someone ought to introduce him to OpenDNS (using small words and lots of video tutorials) and let the PEOPLE decide if they'd like to use the FREE OpenDNS category filtering.|
Between using OpenDNS and AdBlock+ my children rarely even have ACCESS to porn, let alone actually see it. They see something like this [url]http://block.opendns.com/main?url=88888815666986778571837470796971747969708315688078&ablock=[/url]
|wouldnt it be better and easier to make 18+ legislature rather than to impose a filter on everyone?|
|omg...they didnt get tank did they?|
|Policies like this almost make me ashamed to be Australian.||
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