There were about 100 people at the "Stop the clean feed" rally in Canberra today. This was to protest against plans from the Minister for Broadband for compulsory filtering of web content in Australia. The impetus seems to come from the Minister and enthusiasm for it does not seem to be widely shared by government members. About ten years ago I prepared the Australian Computer Society's position on Internet censorship and was invited to explain how the Internet worked to the Senate: "The Australian Computer Society today said the Federal Government should resist pressure to censor material available through on-line services. ...".
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