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Green light for internet filter plans

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posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 03:50 AM
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Well it looks like Australia will be going down the censorship road in order to of course save the children from the internet.


ABC news


The Federal Government will introduce compulsory internet filtering to block overseas sites which contain criminal content, including child sex abuse and sexual violence.

we won't be asked if we would like the option of weather we want it or not, we will just get it.

Did I mention that the sites will be monitored by a independent body and not goverment.

It is the begining of the end, ATS will probably get banned because of its content




posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 03:56 AM
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I share concerns about filtering because of issues of freedom and the capacity to speak our minds...

But my radical mentality draws the line at kiddie Porn.

If your looking at it a real kid has been abused, they have to do something.

I'm not sure I understand why if they can block it what makes tracking the offenders down such a problem, you'd think it would be easy to nab then at that point.

Not sure which countries aren't willing to cooperate either.

But still, the fact that Adults can't distinguish the wrongness of what they are looking at is probably one of the few things that frightens me to a degree.

They can basically ride in anything on the fight against kiddie porn and that's also a bit scary

It makes me wonder who the real pushers of the stuff are behind the scenes honestly.



posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 04:01 AM
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What about blocking their own sites that contain the same?

Oz, like everywhere else, unfortunately, is not free of child unfriendly sites and actions.

I don't think blocking is going to stop the kids of today. They are so savvy they can probably hack through it anyway.



posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 04:20 AM
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Tax and Control.

This has nothing to do with protecting children.

That is the way to control, who would be against protecting children?

Just like the Patriot Act and a thousand other things that governments do, this is how they implement Control.

We are doing it for YOUR protection. We need to filter the information YOU receive to protect YOU.

I use to think that government was their to keep the bad guys out. Than I became a CTer and realized, that THEY were the bad guys.

One last observation, once the filter controls are in, do you think the "independent" regulator will remain "independent". The government will deem it too important for an independent regulator and than install what they think is too inflammatory for YOU to see.

Well I do hear good things about China and Iran "independent" regulation bodies. If it is good for them, don't you think it would be good for you? /s

THE ENDISNIGHE



posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 05:00 AM
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Think of the children!
Think of the children!
Think of the children!
Think of the children!
Think of the children!
Think of the children!
Think of the children!
Think of the children!
Think of the children!

Anyone who believes the internet is being censored to protect children or prevent child porn please contact me. I'm a registered agent, commissioned to sell the Sydney Opera house, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Kirribilli House. They're very popular items; buy quickly to avoid the Christmas rush.

This censorship in Australia is going to drastically slow down internet speeds and will cut out 1,000s of sites which have no relationship to any type of pornography.

If the government can get away with restricting information this way in Australia, you can be sure it will come to America next.



posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 05:17 AM
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So that means they are going to eventually limit the violence, and displays of sex on US video films as well then?
Seeing as most of the sites come from the US anyway maybe they want to clean their own house before trying to keep Americans 'pure' from being influenced by foreign sites.
Expect Chinese, North Korean and Arabian levels censorship soon people.



posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 05:25 AM
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Originally posted by mopusvindictus
But my radical mentality draws the line at kiddie Porn.

If your looking at it a real kid has been abused, they have to do something.

My mentality stops at the same point yours does...And instead of censoring Freedom of Expression on everyone, they should be using the internet data to catch & prosecute the perpetrators.

As my being an "end-user" for internet data, I'd rather keep my Freedom of Choice to not view that content, rather than not having it available at all. Most computer operating software has the means for each individual to "filter" what content is viewed on the computer. Allowing a government to do the "filtering" for you is flat-out wrong.

Having knowledge is not a crime, only using it in violation of others' Rights is. This is why I cannot condone or support any attempt at censorship whatsoever. Allowing censorship at all is merely a different form of tyranny.

There's also another thread that discusses the same topic, but the source-links are different.

[edit on 15-12-2009 by MidnightDStroyer]



posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 05:45 AM
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I don't like how much filters will effect net speeds.
Australia has expensive slow internet plans, if they can make it faster and cheaper it doesn't bother me to much and cant u just use a proxy server to bypass the filter.
Its not like they can easily destroy free speech there will always be a way to be heard.



posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 05:50 AM
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Incorrect

Filtering of additional categories of content enabled ISPs to implement measures
which made some common circumvention techniques difficult. For example, a third
party website which hides the origin of the requested content (proxy site) can be
included in a wider list of URLs to be blocked.
As a general rule, there appears to be a relationship between measures to counter
deliberate circumvention and impact on internet performance (i.e. stronger
circumvention prevention measures can result in greater degradation of internet
performance).

whirlpool.net.au...



posted on Dec, 15 2009 @ 07:58 AM
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Sounds like they are just using children as an excuse to censor the internet

They have programs that parents can install on their home computers so that their children wouldnt have access to sites that they deem inappropriate;

I dont think it is the government's job to act as "parents" to anyone's kids

[edit on 15-12-2009 by DjSharperimage]




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