[clug] OT: Protesting the proposed clean feed?

Brett Wheeler brett.wheeler at daramalanc.act.edu.au
Wed Oct 22 01:21:39 GMT 2008

Jack Kelly wrote:
> Hi List,
> I hope you don't mind the OT'ness of this post, but here goes:
> I don't know how many have seen Minister Conroy's plan to force 
> internet censorship Australia wide, but *** ********** ********* ***** 
> http://nocleanfeed.com/ ********** ******.
> Letter-writing would be a good idea around about now.
> There have also been some rumblings on the ANU Dept. of CS's internal 
> discussion boards about organising an in-person protest. Has anyone 
> here done that sort of in-person activism before? How do you not get 
> ignored by passers-by?
> -- Jack
As I currently work in a Government censored environment, I can tell you 
they cant get their act together!!

Being a 7-12 school I can understand some of the filters, but to block 
sites due to "Humour", "Commercial", "Hobbies" and "Forums" seems to be 
pushing the point.

ie. Just before it was closed down, I tried to go to the Old Sydney Town 
site only to be rejected due to "Nudity and Adult themes".(Now it is 
closed I can actually get to the page!)

We have the filter rejection page show for a large number of sites that 
are perfectly innocent.

Sites are blocked by IP address, so, if a server is hosting a Maths site 
and a porn site, both will be unavailable.

Searches for "breast cancer" are just a joke, google returns hundreds 
but you cant actually access very many.

I'm definitely gunna be writing!

Brett Wheeler

IT Systems Administrator
Daramalan College
Dickson ACT 2602

Mob (+61) 0417 228 714

email brett.wheeler(AT)daramalanc.act.edu.au 

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