Saturday, January 24, 2009

ACMA blacklists anti-abortion site: freedom of speech and the Conroy scheme

Conroy continues to push his internet censorship scheme, and evade real questions on the issue. Here are three links worth reading.

1. The ACMA has blacklisted an anti-abortion site, in response to a complaint. This is under existing legislation that enables the government to prohibit material that would be legal to view by adults via another medium. It clearly skirts into the territory of 'political' speech. Crikey.com article.

2. An article outlining Australia's existing internet censorship scheme

3. Another article analysing Conroy's proposed mandatory filtering scheme.

[edit: if you came here looking for the recent leak of the ACMA blacklist, wikileaks has the relevant blacklist. I trust your own internet savvy to lead you there]

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