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Re: [FYI] Australien: mandatory client-side filtering.

On Fri, Sep 03, 1999 at 09:15:36AM +0200, Thomas Roessler wrote:
> http://technology.news.com.au/news/4276366.htm
>    Users pay for censorship in ISP code
>    31aug99
>    A NEW code of conduct for Internet service providers was unveiled
>    yesterday, forcing customers to pay for their own censorship.
>    The code, written by the Internet Industry Association (IIA),
>    does not require ISPs to block inappropriate content at the
>    server end.
>    Instead, it supports client-side filters and the use of Net-nanny
>    style software for users. 
>    IIA executive director Peter Coroneos predicted the software
>    would cost only $5 per customer when bulk discounts were applied.
>    The code, launched in the aftermath of Federal Government
>    legislation to control the Internet, requires ISPs to obtain from
>    users a guarantee they are using client-side filtering.
>    Those without a filter must be provided with appropriate
>    software, with the cost passed on to the customer by the ISP.

Der Gedanke, dass der, der Filter haben will, dafuer ruhig ordent-
lich zur Ader gelassen werden soll *), ist an sich nicht schlecht, 
wenn es nicht wie hier eine Zwangsmassnahme gegen den User waere. 
So ist dies staatliche Zensur, und damit diskussionlos abzulehnen.


*) weil man den Meinungsterroristen, die anderen eigene Auffassungen
darueber aufzwingen wollen, was man sehen oder lesen soll, anders
als ueber den Geldbeutel nicht beikommen kann, IMHO.

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