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Internet Censorship Plan Approved In Australia | Stephen Conroy
The Federal Government has announced it will proceed with controversial plans to censor the internet after Government-commissioned trials found filtering a blacklist of banned sites was accurate and would not slow down the internet.The blacklist, featuring material such as child sex abuse, sexual violence and instructions on crime, would be compiled using a public complaints mechanism, Government censors and URLs provided by international agencies."Most Australians acknowledge that there is some internet material which is not acceptable in any civilised society," he said.
"It is important that all Australians, particularly young children, are protected from this material."Some of you know I'm against any type of censorship. Well, I about shit my pants when I read this.About half of the sites on the list were not related to child porn and included a slew of online poker sites, YouTube links, regular gay and straight porn sites, Wikipedia entries, euthanasia sites, websites of fringe religions such as satanic sites, fetish sites, Christian sites, the website of a tour operator and even a Queensland dentist.
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Here's the last thread we had on it: http://www.adisc.org/forum/off-topic...g-too-far.html
Originally Posted by Kraiden