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Aussie Gov’t To Introduce Bill That Would Require ISP-Level Censorship

December 15th, 2009 12:34 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

bennyboy64 writes “iTnews reports that the Australian Government has announced its intention to introduce legislation that will make ISP-level filtering mandatory for all refused classification material hosted overseas. The Government intends to amend the Broadcasting Services Act in August 2010 to enforce the filter, and expects the filter to be operational within a further twelve months. ‘The report into the pilot trial of ISP-level filtering demonstrates that blocking RC-rated material can be done with 100 percent accuracy and negligible impact on internet speed’ Senator Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy said.” This despite, as reader Sharky2009 writes, the trial run showing that “a technically competent user could circumvent filtering technology based on ACMA’s blacklist.”

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