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[*] Post 314148 posted on 1-1-2008 at 01:47 Reply With Quote
Australia plans to regulate the internet



Australian govt hopes to protect from internet
The plan is to protect children. But, will it really? Is it a good idea?

What do you think?
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[*] Post 314164 posted on 1-1-2008 at 04:38 Reply With Quote


It does make me wonder. I'm concerned that it is the thin edge of the wedge, although the idea has merit, it is meant to protect the most vulnerable in the community. If we follow that route, we might even ban Father Christmas from saying "Ho, ho, ho!"........ Oh, yeah, we tried that! Do we need a nanny state, I'm not so sure.
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[*] Post 314200 posted on 1-1-2008 at 10:02 Reply With Quote


With the exception of this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleanfeed_%28content_blocking_system%29
I can't see it working. And is anyone going to stand up and object to the cleanfeed idea, which apparently is going to be implemented in the UK.

On the other hand it could just be typical politician-speak for attention grabbing.

EDIT Having said that, I've just had a read of their policy document,
http://alp.org.au/download/now/labors_plan_for_cyber_safety.pdf
which isn't too bad, although it does contain digs at the other party's efforts, The likeliest part to be implemented is this bit

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...just as we teach Australian children about the risks of drink driving, we must also teach them how to be responsible cyber-citizens and about the importance of cyber-safety....

...Provide parents, teachers and children with up-to-date, comprehensive and age-appropriate online cyber-safety resources and assistance....


That and their cleanfeed idea don't seem too bad compared to the Chinese state of affairs.

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