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  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    http://www.itnews.com.au/News/162941,conroy-reveals-plans-to-censor-the-internet.aspx


    Thanks to trip for linking me to this



    Seems like its not what we expected - they arent doing the great firewall of australia, nor are they doing the proxy based filtering.


    Instead, they're just passing a blacklist of publicly complained about material and known porn sites to ISP's, and making them block them.



    edit: then again....


    http://www.itnews.com.au/News/162945,isps-pollies--activists-speak-out-on-internet-filter.aspx

    There goes steam, for allowing us to buy AVP, for example...



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    Yep thats my thought that Steam would be offlimits and id say torrents would be gone as well.
     
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    torrents cant be stopped. they can block the sites, but they cant block proxies allowing us to the sites...
     
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    It doesn't say anything about torrent sites what so ever, just bad sites for porn etc. But i guess torrent sites can come under that category?

    In the end will it ever work? it didn't last time they tried, i guess time will tell.
     
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    The government is basically bowing to pressure from the film video gaming and music industries.

    Id say though the goverment if they wanted to could make it to were unless your super smart you wont have access to free stuff unless its already free.
     
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    yes but saddly they could track you down via your isp take your pc away trash it then fine you (that's what i've heard on the grapevine although that only happens usually with pron )
    i can see all this government interference harming the net in more ways than one,
    yes get rid of childporn but not the normal pron sites :cry:it's what make the net worth having for some (not me ofcause i'm a perfect angel.gif shifty.gif :laugh:) but really blocking games what's next censoring words, censoring youtube ,it can only lead to no good:shadedshu
     
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    Just thinking Gn might be blocked as it has the hot chick thread and talk of handguns.

    I know at work with the net nanny proggy i cant access it crap and certain threads here when gn was going.
     
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    hm .gif i wonder if they'll block some of the naughty old games sites in sweden dealing in pre 2002 games, i sincereley hope not as i've revived some of my dead sector discs by friends using them sites, also wondering if they'll start blocking rapidshare and megaupload :eek::shadedshu
     
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    actually, thats the whole point of a proxy. they cant see what you're doing in any way.
     
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    A little off topic but......

    Conroy: "The Minister for Home Affairs yesterday announced a public consultation process into whether there should be an R18+ classification category for computer games. Until this process is complete, online computer games will be excluded from mandatory filtering of RC content."

    -from the link in the OP post
     
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    Just read this maybe its not a sure fire thing after all.
     
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    its being fought, and fought hard.

    time to vote green :D
     
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    Wholesome porn should be available to all. Sorry to hear of you Internet policing OZ.
     
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    Meh been talking about this to my Bro, and its just all BS, it wont do stuff all, all there doing is trying to get votes is all, nothing more, and aiming it at the kids so all those people that have no idea on it will "vote" for them.

    Id just ignore it all, wont ever amount to anything anyway.

    And the stuff they said they would ban well guess what, its already done. (black list)
     
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    Its not just us.

    China as we know has it.
    The UK is getting it.
    and some other places that dont speak english so i dont really care.

    nearly every country is getting on this band wagon. This isnt a new problem either. It stems from the Net Neutrality issue thats been hot topic for a while now.
     
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    Well I better stockpile up on my pr0n then.
     
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    I think the government believe that we are all violent assault crimes and sex offenders waiting to happen ...hence fourth , carry out such measures ...ridiculous if you ask me , the aussies might want to start saving their downloads if you know what i mean ;) :toast:
     
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    I bet this was michael atikison douche bag's idea, this is just getting more annoying by the day:banghead:
     
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    My real concern would be if it slows down the net as Aussie net is already slow as.

    Id say it wont but who knows.
     
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    Is it me or is this country goin backwards with everything:banghead:
     
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    Technically we're going downwards because Australia's in the southern hemisphere.

    And we're supposed to be the third best country in the world, shame on you government, shame on you! I don't see Norway throwing away there porn, now do I?
     
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    Full censorship NEVER has worked out, NEVER...
     
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    Why does my government suck so bad? I can understand blocking child porn, terriorts stuff.
     

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