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ISP censorship declared “stupid”

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Australia’s attempts to keep its citizenry safe from pornographic and copyright-infringing material are being met with justifiable ridicule and protest. Asher Moses reported on the backlash reported onaustralia-flag the backlash for leading Aussie newspaper The Age (via /.). The article cites Michael Malone, head of Australia’s largest ISP iiNet, as saying his company will participate in the imminent trial of mandatory live filtering only “to provide the Government with ‘hard numbers’ demonstrating ‘how stupid it is’ – specifically that the filtering system would not work, would be patently simple to bypass, would not filter peer-to-peer traffic and would significantly degrade network speeds.” Currently, ISPs offer free filtering tools to any customer who wants them.


Written by chris

November 11, 2008 at 12:46 pm

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