Monthly Archives: February 2009

Asher Moses reports that “The Government's plan to introduce mandatory internet censorship has effectively been scuttled, following an independent senator's decision to join the Greens and Opposition in blocking any legislation required to get the scheme started.” This news has … Continue reading

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Michael Atkinson thinks computer games are different.

The South Australian Attorney General presented his arguments against an R18+ classification for video games to the Gamespot video gaming web site. His arguments can be divided into those in favour of censorship generally, and those that argue that computer games are special, and need to have a higher level of censorship than other media. Continue reading

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Communications Minister Stephen Conroy announced last week that government's pilot of ISP-level internet filtering is about to go ahead,  with six ISPs named in the first phase of the trial. The Senator has for months refused to answer any questions … Continue reading

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"Safer Internet Day" has come and gone, and the Government's trial of mandatory filtering has finally been announced, with six small ISPs participating. The trial, with poor results practically inevitable, will do little to dampen discussion about this policy. The … Continue reading

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Is the filter worth opposing on libertarian grounds? Are we actually doing so? Continue reading

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