The new Labour Government had announced there intend as part of the election campaign to introduce filtering of the internet and on Dec 31st they provided further details on what would be happening with mandatory filtering of the Internet by ISPs.
Senator Conroy says it will be mandatory for all internet service providers to provide clean feeds, or ISP filtering, to houses and schools that are free of pornography and inappropriate material.
Personally I am against any form of censorship. Its that simple. But with this I am also confused, you can opt-out and have an unfiltered huh?
Senator Conroy says anyone wanting uncensored access to the internet will have to opt out of the service.
Now just because someone has a foot fetish and wants uncensored access means they could be put on a list of “bad people”, and who gets to store that information? An opt in list such as the one for crime and terrorism makes far more sense.
Further to this some of the content that is being banned on the Internet (X18+) is available for purchase on DVD in Canberra the nations capital!
Highly confused like lots of people.
There has been lots of discussion over the last day, I don’t know all the facts more research is required, here are some links if you want to read more.