It’s good to see Stephen Conroy finally face the facts: his filter proposal was about as clever as equipping a blue whale to pursue a vulture.
I love the new Filter Stephen Conroy site, and I’m keen to put up a similar site aimed at people who very much want their own family’s internet access to be filtered and who have bought into the idea that Conroy’s filter is going to be the easiest way to do it (and that it will work).
Government Overreach Edition – what the hell is the Rudd government up to? Read’em and weep.
The government’s $128.8 million Cyber Safety policy includes forcing internet service providers to block access to a secret blacklist of website pages identified as ”refused classification” by the Australian police. Web pages will be nominated for blacklisting by Australian internet users who come across illegal or ”unacceptable” websites.
That nasty Google is saying terrible things about his shiny net filter that he wants to give to all Australians, whether they want it or not.
The weather is clearing here in Sydney, just in time for the marches against Conroy’s ham-fisted plan to cripple internet access for ordinary Australians. There are marches organised for all capital cities, the earliest will be Brisbane’s starting at 11am… Read More ›
Clive Hamilton, “public intellectual”, has been banging on about how wrong wrongitty wrong anti-censorship advocates are. Clive has been stampily regurgitating the mantra of the censors: “I have heard no one argue that films, television, books and magazine should be… Read More ›
Karl Stefanovic interviewed internet service provision expert and outspoken censorship critic Mark Newton on yesterday’s Today Show. Click on the eye image to see video. ~~~ Transcript: Karl Stefanovic: [Australia?]’s plan for a new internet filter has been widely criticised… Read More ›
This is part two of a transcription of MMM’s Spoonman show on internet censorship, which aired 13 November 2008. You can download the podcast here, and Part One, an interview with EFA Chair Dale Clapperton, is transcribed here. Here’s part… Read More ›