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November 9th, 2012 by Lucas

Mandatory Internet Filter is dead! Long live the mandatory internet filter!

The minister for DBCDE (pronounced debacle) has announced that the plans to impose a mandatory internet censorship is dead.

The only problem is that we are all still getting the mandatory filter. Just not via legislation (which would be impossible to get through the current parliment).

The ACL is NOT HAPPY.

In other reportage the minister is planning to use s313 of the telecommunications act to impose a blacklist of the INTERPOL child abuse websites.  For those not paying too much attention, this means that the infrastructure to “improve” the scope (say at the request of some pressure groups like *ahem* the ACL) is now already in place.

As this is a danger going into the future (but I predict not this electoral cycle or the next), we will need to be vigilant.

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