[clug] OT: naughty hyperlinks to cost $11,000/day

David Tulloh david at tulloh.id.au
Thu Mar 19 00:12:39 GMT 2009

Alex Satrapa wrote:
> Whether deliberate or not, the fact that a foreign country's blacklist 
> is blacklisted in Australia should be some indication as to how much 
> more than "kiddie porn" is on Steven Conroy's agenda.
> An anti-abortion site is on the blacklist because of the pictures of 
> things that are claimed to be aborted foetuses. That's not kiddie porn 
> by any stretch of the imagination.
It must be mentioned that the three feti in question aren't clothed and 
one of them has it's genitalia clearly exposed.  With the new modern 
definition of pornography maybe that's enough, or maybe the ACMA 
reviewer found it personally arousing.

More disturbing to me was the censoring of the wikileaks page because it 
linked to other sites which contained prohibited content.  It's the 
start of a stupid game of wack-a-mole where the moles multiply 
exponentially, they can cause damage but never win.

Wikileaks also has a list that claims to be the ACMA blacklist from 
August 2008.  As far as I am aware we are allowed to link to it and I 
initially included the link in this post.  I have removed it though 
because I don't want to cause extra hassle for the people running this 
server.  This decision made me quite uncomfortable and it's this kind of 
self-censorship that I think is the real problem with this system and 
also their actual goal.


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