Australia's Internet filter

    Australia's Internet filter

    Posted: 28 Oct 2008
    Australia's Internet filter: could legal content be banned, too?

    Liberal democracies aren't generally pleased with massive state-run mandatory Internet filtering schemes, but Australia's government is plowing ahead with just such a project. Stoking fears that such a scheme could easily blacklist legal content from all Australians, one national politician has now called for precisely that sort of a blacklist. Under the "Family First" party's scheme, hardcore sex and drug content would be added to the list of "illegal" content, even though they are actually legal for adults to view offline.

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    Later Ted
    Bare Foot Kid's Avatar Posted By: Bare Foot Kid
    28 Oct 2008

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    Ah, Yes. Family First. The Party you have when you don't want to have a Party. Never happen. Family First try to ban, outlaw and generally prevent people from doing anything but vote for them. So sad, because they do espouse some good basic principles. It's just the way they try to impliment those principles that gets them offside.
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    Jeez, are they still trying with that filter? My non-existent children will be very happy that 'daddy' doesn't have to use his own brain...

    Family First lose me at 'mandatory'....
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