Your Rights Online: Australian Government Censorship 'Worse Than Iran'

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Your Rights Online: Australian Government Censorship 'Worse Than Iran' 2008-10-23 23:20

Posted by timothy on Thursday October 23, @11:20PM
from the but-the-people-there-are-so-nice dept.

An anonymous reader writes "The Australian Government's plan to Censor the Internet is producing problems for ISPs, with filters causing speeds to drop by up to 86% and falsely blocking 10% of safe sites. The Government Minister in charge of the censorship plan, Conservative Stephen Conroy, has been accused of bullying ISP employees critical of his plan: 'If people equate freedom of speech with watching child pornography, then the Rudd Labor Government is going to disagree.'" Read on for more, including an interesting approach to demonstrating the inevitable collision of automated censorship with common sense.
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Ya know, Oz is starting to sound rather sucky. I mean they lost me at the sword ban stuff, but some of their censorship stuff is nuts.
 
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