Showing posts with label censorship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label censorship. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Somebody think of the children!

The Australian Government's mandatory internet censorship scheme still threatens to become a reality. If it does, it will slow down our internet and block access to thousands of sites deemed "harmful and innapropriate to children" to all households, whether there are any children living there or not. Even where there are kids, couldn't parents, I don't know, try supervising them? At the very least they could use one of the optional filters that are already freely available instead of a universal filter inflicted on everybody.

Get Up.org is running a campaign to try and stop the scheme from going ahead. If you're a fellow Aussie and you believe in freedom of information click here to sign the petition.

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. -Voltaire

Saturday, October 25, 2008

It gets worse

Now the Australian government has even tried to censor criticism of the mandatory internet filtering scheme. And here I was hoping things would improve under the new Labor government.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

This makes my blood boil

Australia is to have compulsory internet filtering that will censor material that is deemed "harmful or innappropriate for children". Not having any children myself, I am more than a little annoyed that I will still be forced to have filtered internet. Quite apart from the fact that this will be particularly annoying to me personally, since I probably won't be able to access the sites I want to submit my erotica stories to, it's the principle of the thing! I'm an adult, and I should be allowed to look at porn if I bloody well feel the need to. It also won't stop at porn. What about sites about abortion, euthanasia, drugs etc? Who decides what is "appropriate"? Then there is the fact that the filtering system will slow down our already crappy broadband speeds. Thankyou very much, Federal government.

Anyway, if you're a fellow Aussie and this makes you angry, write to the minister and tell him so (follow the link above).