Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Technology Groups Critique Australia's Internet Censorship Plan

It's been slow to organize, but opposition to Australia's proposed internet filtering scheme is finally firming up, an article in the Sydney Morning Herald reported on March 23rd.  The Herald reports that "Australia's biggest technology companies, communications academics and many lobby groups have delivered a withering critique" of the plan. The article went on to say:
"[M]any reiterated their concerns that the policy is fundamentally unsound and would do little to make the internet a safer place for children. Many said the scope of blocked content was too broad and would render legitimate sites inaccessible, while the process of adding sites to the blacklist could be subject to abuse by bureaucrats and politicians."
 It is possible, just possible, that logic might win out in the end in this debate. Only time will tell.

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