Senator Ludlam slams filter in Parliament

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam yesterday rose to address the Senate specifically on the subject of the Rudd government’s mandatory internet filter. The speech is easily the most substantial given in Parliament to date, and was withering in its assessment of the merits of the scheme. Calling the filter “an inappropriate and off-target attempt to engage […]

EFA gets link removal notice

EFA’s web hosting provider was today the recipient of a Link Deletion notice from ACMA for an article on our web site ironically entitled “Net censorship already having a chilling effect“. The original article included a link to a page at abortiontv.com that includes graphic images and was previously added to ACMA’s blacklist for being […]

Brooklyn Law School study highlights net censorship problems

A recent study entitled “Filtering in Oz: Australia’s Foray Into Internet Censorship” by Derek Bambauer of the Brooklyn Law School in New York examines the Rudd Government’s upcoming Internet filtering plan and provides a thorough analysis of its legitimacy. This report is important – not only is it authored by a reputable and neutral foreign […]

Public Interest Groups Lodge Submissions In File Sharing Case

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), in conjunction with the Australian Consumers’ Association and the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, has lodged an amicus curiae application with the Full Federal Court in appeal proceedings regarding the Kazaa file-sharing software. The three public interest groups, represented by the Communications Law Centre at Victoria University, are seeking permission to […]