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Old December 31st 07, 03:05 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Hog
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7165987.stm
The new Labor government wants internet service providers to filter content
to ensure households and schools do not receive "inappropriate" material.

Hmm interesting turn of events. I'm sure the EU will watch closely and if it
works will start to impose the same standards across Europe. Of course the
stated goals could be achieved in simple practical ways which would work.
They won't, because the stated goals are not the real goals.

It seems to me the real target is to eventually undo the freedom of
expression and exchange of information and ideas that the interwebby kicked
off. Get the mass population reading off the proscribed menu again as it
were.
Anyone agree?

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Old December 31st 07, 03:26 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham.
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"Hog" wrote in message
...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7165987.stm
The new Labor government wants internet service providers to filter
content
to ensure households and schools do not receive "inappropriate" material.

Hmm interesting turn of events. I'm sure the EU will watch closely and if
it
works will start to impose the same standards across Europe. Of course the
stated goals could be achieved in simple practical ways which would work.
They won't, because the stated goals are not the real goals.

It seems to me the real target is to eventually undo the freedom of
expression and exchange of information and ideas that the interwebby
kicked
off. Get the mass population reading off the proscribed menu again as it
were.
Anyone agree?


Yes I do. I have felt for some time that we will look back on this time as a
Golden Age of freedom.

Orwell wasn't wrong, just 30 years too early.


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Old December 31st 07, 03:50 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Eeyore
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Hog wrote:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7165987.stm
The new Labor government wants internet service providers to filter content
to ensure households and schools do not receive "inappropriate" material.

Hmm interesting turn of events. I'm sure the EU will watch closely and if it
works will start to impose the same standards across Europe. Of course the
stated goals could be achieved in simple practical ways which would work.
They won't, because the stated goals are not the real goals.

It seems to me the real target is to eventually undo the freedom of
expression and exchange of information and ideas that the interwebby kicked
off. Get the mass population reading off the proscribed menu again as it
were.
Anyone agree?


I wouldn't trust ANY government to decide for me what's 'imapproriate' or
otherwise. What a bloody nerve !

These jerks are becoming more Stalinist by the second.

Graham

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Old December 31st 07, 03:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tony
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"Hog" wrote in message
...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7165987.stm
The new Labor government wants internet service providers to filter

content
to ensure households and schools do not receive "inappropriate" material.


It should be the household or the school who sets up filtering (if required)
not the bloody ISP.



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Old December 31st 07, 04:03 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Eeyore
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Tony wrote:

"Hog" wrote

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7165987.stm
The new Labor government wants internet service providers to filter
content to ensure households and schools do not receive "inappropriate"

material.

It should be the household or the school who sets up filtering (if required)
not the bloody ISP.


Surely you mean not the government ? I can't see any ISP wanting to do this.

Unfortunately, when you elect Socialists, they think they know better than you
and do this kind of ****.

Graham


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Old December 31st 07, 04:24 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
tony h
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"Eeyore" wrote in message
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Tony wrote:

"Hog" wrote

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7165987.stm
The new Labor government wants internet service providers to filter
content to ensure households and schools do not receive "inappropriate"

material.

It should be the household or the school who sets up filtering (if
required)
not the bloody ISP.


Surely you mean not the government ? I can't see any ISP wanting to do
this.

Unfortunately, when you elect Socialists, they think they know better than
you
and do this kind of ****.

Graham



scary stuff, can't see it working though, filters can stop casual users and
kids accidentally accessing dodgy sites, but those who access on purpose
will find ways round filters an about 3 minutes, so it just goes deeper
underground. by keeping access open clampdowns like operation ore are
possible, and the true deviants can be tracked.
doubtless 'community and church' leaders would help assemble the lists,
probably the people that i'd least like in charge.


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Old December 31st 07, 04:28 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tony
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"Eeyore" wrote in message
...


Tony wrote:

"Hog" wrote

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7165987.stm
The new Labor government wants internet service providers to filter
content to ensure households and schools do not receive

"inappropriate"
material.

It should be the household or the school who sets up filtering (if

required)
not the bloody ISP.


Surely you mean not the government ? I can't see any ISP wanting to do

this.

Unfortunately, when you elect Socialists, they think they know better than

you
and do this kind of ****.

Graham


Well of course I mean government, but if the government tells the ISP they
have to do it, it is then the ISP, is it not?




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Old December 31st 07, 04:59 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Martin D. Pay
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On Mon, 31 Dec 2007 15:50:28 +0000, Eeyore
mangled uncounted
electrons thus:



Hog wrote:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7165987.stm
The new Labor government wants internet service providers to filter content
to ensure households and schools do not receive "inappropriate" material.

Hmm interesting turn of events. I'm sure the EU will watch closely and if it
works will start to impose the same standards across Europe. Of course the
stated goals could be achieved in simple practical ways which would work.
They won't, because the stated goals are not the real goals.

It seems to me the real target is to eventually undo the freedom of
expression and exchange of information and ideas that the interwebby kicked
off. Get the mass population reading off the proscribed menu again as it
were.
Anyone agree?


I wouldn't trust ANY government to decide for me what's 'imapproriate' or
otherwise. What a bloody nerve !

These jerks are becoming more Stalinist by the second.


Or McCarthy-ite. There's no practical difference between the
extreme Right and the extreme Left although each would claim an
exactly opposite ideological POV...

Martin D. Pay
Fortunately HMG is far too disorganised and inefficient to impose
this sort of BS effectively. Besides which I'd certainly hope
that our own courts, or those of last resort in the EU, would
throw out any such measure
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Old December 31st 07, 05:08 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Nigel Cliffe
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Eeyore wrote:
Hog wrote:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7165987.stm
The new Labor government wants internet service providers to filter
content to ensure households and schools do not receive
"inappropriate" material.


I wouldn't trust ANY government to decide for me what's
'imapproriate' or otherwise. What a bloody nerve !

These jerks are becoming more Stalinist by the second.



Are the comments on this thread aware that the original article is about an
***Australian*** government proposal ?




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Old December 31st 07, 05:39 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Bob Eager
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On Mon, 31 Dec 2007 17:08:11 UTC, "Nigel Cliffe" wrote:

Eeyore wrote:
Hog wrote:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7165987.stm
The new Labor government wants internet service providers to filter
content to ensure households and schools do not receive
"inappropriate" material.


I wouldn't trust ANY government to decide for me what's
'imapproriate' or otherwise. What a bloody nerve !

These jerks are becoming more Stalinist by the second.



Are the comments on this thread aware that the original article is about an
***Australian*** government proposal ?


I didn't read the article (should have guessed from the URL) but the
spelling of 'Labor' is a bit of a giveaway too...

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