Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Doomed to Fail...

I hate to say "I told you so" but....

I told you so.

Key quotes:

"Professor Landfeldt, one of Australia's leading telecommunications experts, says some of the fundamental flaws include:

■ All filtering systems will be easily circumvented.

■ Censors maintaining the blacklist will never be able to keep up with the amount of new content published on the web every second.

■ Filters using real-time analysis of sites to determine whether content is inappropriate are not effective, capture wanted content, are easy to bypass and slow network speeds exponentially as accuracy increases.

■ Entire user-generated content sites such as YouTube and Wikipedia could be blocked over a single video or article.

■ Filters would be costly and difficult to implement for ISPs and put many smaller ISPs out of business.

■ While the communications authority's blacklist will be withheld from internet users, all 700 ISPs will have access to it so it could easily be leaked.

■ The filters will not censor content on peer-to-peer file sharing networks such as Limewire, online chat rooms, email and instant messaging."

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