Australia "clean internet"

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    http://www.itnews.com.au/News/67515,efa-attacks-labors-cleanfeed-internet-proposal.aspx

    Could this happen in the US.
     
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    No. Every internet censorship law written in the US, even those only meant to stop child from viewing pornography or to stop child pornography, has been struck down by the US Supreme Court. Most notably this includes the 1996 Communications Decency Act. Also notable is the (unconstiutional, struck down) Children's Online Protection Act. The Children's Internet Protection Act (similar, yes, but different enough to be legal) was upheld in 2003 as constitutional but has a quite narrow scope. Of interest is that this law was first sponsored in the Senate by John McCain, which in my mind is reason enough to give my vote to someone else (the 1st Amendment is my number one issue).

    Currently in the US the only major debates over internet censorship are those through internet service providers (ISPs). The big debate right now is over Comcast's use of filtering in an attempt to stop Bittorrent traffic.
     
  3. solvs macrumors 603

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    Number 1, we could easily find a way against it. Number 2, businesses wouldn't support this, so you wouldn't get the lobbying for it. Number 3, despite what people say, any politician who tries to take away free and easy to get porn will immediately lose the next election they're in. Maybe even be recalled. Americans love their porn.
     
  4. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Porn is what keeps the internet running.

    They say that if Australia does this it might slow the whole network.
     
  5. johnmartin78 macrumors regular

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    I don't know about the U.S.,but this is happening in Canada.From two different angles.The first being "Project Cleanfeed",which is supposed to block unsavory pornography.

    The second being the CRTC,an organization that controls broadcast content.One rule of theirs is that broadcast programming has to be made up of 1/3 Canadian content.A law that I have always thought was completely asinine.
    The CRTC is now considering websites broadcasters,and subject to Canadian content laws,I.E. if "Youtube" doesn't have a Canadian version of their site,or at least make sure that a third of their content is Canadian,it may be blocked in the future.
     
  6. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Not in China.
     
  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I have not problem with the filtering for schools. Most schools do it any how but I just have no problem with that part.

    Now the home part I have an issue with and I think that it is wrong there.
     
  8. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    1) China has porn

    2) Theres easy ways around any ISP based filter which is what Australia is implimenting, infact its so easy even your average computer user could do it, and it doesnt take more than 8 seconds. Its not some supergeek hacking technique.

    3) It wont slow the whole network, however Australia will get left behind in terms of speed.
     
  9. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    china is the biggest producer of sex toys for the world :p
     

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