[clug] Internet Censorship - Advice?
seth.turnbull at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 06:05:07 GMT 2008
Sorry to get into this late but from a quick overview of what's here this
really reminds me of a proposal here in the U.S. back in the mid/late 90's.
Internet 1 and Internet 2. I'm not sure where that ended up and it may in
fact still be "moving" forward. Internet 1 would be the "open net" as it
is currently and Internet 2 would be a filtered, restricted, business,
commerce and education related Internet.
You might want to look into this. I'll see what I can pull up. If anything
comes up I'll post about it with some links.
On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 9:31 PM, David Cottrill <cottrill.david at gmail.com>wrote:
> I think Michael is on to a winner here, anything I add would be
> rehashing what he has put.
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 12:40 PM, Michael Ross <michael.ross at atice.org>
> > Hi David,
> > Given you only have 10-15 minutes and the audience I would avoid
> > the technical side as much as possible. Basically I would structure the
> > presentation as:
> > - What the government proposal is aiming to deliver (ie. two filtered
> > internet feeds, one for 'children' and the other for 'everybody else')
> > - A 'one size fits all' approach doesn't work for filtering childrens
> > content. ie - what age child will it be appropriate for? 4? 5? 10? How do
> > you account for different parenting styles?
> > - Question what content will be on the list? Should the government only
> > illegal content on the 'everybody else' list? Mention the idea of banning
> > 'unwanted' content is being looked at - who decides what 'unwanted'
> > is?
> > - Question who will manage the list of blocked content? ie. who should be
> > able to add sites to the 'blocked' list? if a site is added to the list
> > incorrectly how easy will be it be to remove it? How will the people
> > these changes be held accountable?
> > - Mention that current trials show the proposed technology will make the
> > internet slower and incorrectly block 'legal' okay content in some cases.
> > - Summarise - my (personal) view on the topic is 'I'm happy to see the
> > government actively working to remove illegal content from the internet.
> > don't feel that the proposed filter is the right way to go about this.
> > the ethnical questions still un-answered and the technical limitations, I
> > feel the money could be spent much better elsewhere'. Feel free to add
> > own thoughts :-)
> > This approach keeps the talk focused & stays away from some more of the
> > trickier (ie. questioning the conduct of the gov MP trying to implement
> > this) points.
> > Cheers :-)
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> > michael.ross at atice.org
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