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EFA: New Anti-Censorship Campaign Launched (fwd)

In Australien geht es nun auch um die Verpflichtung 
zur Selbstkontrolle und gegen die Provider....


>Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 19:17:49 +0930 (CST)
>From: mbaker@pobox.com (Michael Baker)
>Subject: EFA: New Anti-Censorship Campaign Launched (fwd)
>To: gilc-plan@gilc.org
>Reply-To: gilc-plan@gilc.org
>Errors-To: list-admin@gilc.org
>EFA has launched a campaign against recent Australian content
>regulation proposals.  Please forward this Media Release to
>appropriate outlets.
>From: danny@cs.su.oz.au (Danny Yee)
>To: EFA-Media-Contacts:;
>Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 17:34:41 +1000
>Subject: EFA: New Anti-Censorship Campaign Launched
>Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc.        
>                    Media Release                  July 21st 1997
>Electronic Frontiers Australia announces the launch of a campaign against
>unnecessary Internet censorship laws, in the light of the threat posed
>by proposals released last week by the Federal government.
>The proposals, jointly endorsed by the Department of Communciations and
>the Arts and the Federal Attorney-General's office, do not yet have the
>force of law. There is a brief consultation process for members of the
>public and interested organisations to submit views on the principles
>outlined, deadline August 8, 1997.
>EFA calls upon the Internet community to rally against the proposals, which
>* ABA-approved Codes of Practice binding ISPs to censor content.
>* New Federal and State transmission offences.
>* Content illegal in one State will be illegal Australia-wide.
>* States may set their own censorship standards for the Internet.
>* ISPs may be liable for the acts of content providers.
>EFA's campaign will involve the following:
>* An online petition to the Senate.
>* A detailed response to the DCA/A-G's proposal.
>* Coordinating a joint statement by Australian online groups.
>* Public events and regular updates.
>* An information resource for groups and individuals making submissions.
>To join the campaign, or obtain more details:
>* See the web page at http://www.efa.org.au/Campaigns/contreg.html
>* Join the EFA Action List - send email to action-request@efa.org.au 
>    with the word "subscribe" in the body of the message.
>* IRC discussion 10.00 pm EST each Tuesday on server sydney.oz.org, 
>    channel #efa.
>* Contact the Campaign Coordinator - EFA Chair Kimberley Heitman. 
>* Join EFA - details at http://www.efa.org.au/JoinEFA/Welcome.html
>      --------------------------------------------------------------
>      Electronic Frontiers Australia Inc  --  http://www.efa.org.au/
>      representing Internet users concerned with on-line freedoms
>      --------------------------------------------------------------
>      Media Contacts
>      Kimberley Heitman
>      Phone: +61 8 9458 2790
>      Email: kheitman@it.com.au
>      Danny Yee
>      Phone (home): +61 2 9955 9898
>      Phone (work): +61 2 9351 5159
>      Email: danny.yee@efa.org.au
>      --------------------------------------------------------------
>DCA principles:
>	http://www.dca.gov.au/policy/fwork_4_online_svces/framework.htm
>Dr Michael Baker,          EFA Board Member,         ISOC-AU Founder Member
>PO Box 5, Flaxley, SA 5153, Australia Ph:+618 8388 8439 Fax: +618 8262 3633
><mailto:mbaker@pobox.com>                        <http://pobox.com/~mbaker>
>For more info: EFA <http://www.efa.org> ISOC-AU <http://www.isoc-au.org.au>