NO CLEAN FEED: Stop Internet Censorship in Australia
Electronic Frontiers Australia has done a pretty good job of clearly and objectively summarising the state of play of the great australian ISP level censorship battle, under these headings:
- What is the Government's Plan
- What do we know so far?
- What we don't know is just as important
- There are technical issues
- There are free-speech concerns
- The Clean Feed is bad policy
- Informative footnotes
Greens Senator Scott Ludlam asked Senator Conroy (our Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) to explain why he had made an incorrect statement that Sweden, the UK, Canada and New Zealand had similar filtering systems to the one being proposed by him for Australia, pointing out that the systems are not mandatory in those countries. This question was on notice so Conroy had time beforehand to prepare his answer. Conroy read a prepared answer to the House but did not answer the point made by Ludlam about mandatory filtering. Scott Ludlam then followed up with four more questions, which Conroy declined to answer at that time.
Check out this exchange for yourself to evaluate the competence of our Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy:
Thanks to Joel for this information, more here