Thursday, February 26, 2009

Web censorship plan heads towards a dead end

This sounds too good to be true:

"Senator Nick Xenophon previously indicated he may support a filter that blocks online gambling websites but in a phone interview today he withdrew all support, saying "the more evidence that's come out, the more questions there are on this"."

I think the writing is on the wall.

The article highlights that clearly Senator Conroy is pushing this despite overwhelming lack of public support and ignoring all facts and professional opinion and discourse. His blatant disregard for conducting fair and representative tests by failing to include any of the Tier 1 ISPS, is the icing on the cake IMHO. While it seems that sanity shall prevail, we should not let our guard down and should keep pushing an end to this ridiculuous move and see it through to the very end.

Oh, before I forget - I found this quote to be even more poignant:

""Unfortunately, such a short memory regarding the debate in 1999 about internet content has led the coalition to already offer support for greater censorship by actively considering proposals for unworkable, quick fixes that involve filtering the internet at the ISP level," Labor Senator Kate Lundy said in 2003."

We who forget the past are doomed to repeat it... indeed.

- J.

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