OCAU Official Poll on Mandatory Internet Filtering in Australia

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Agg, Dec 1, 2008.

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Do you support the idea of mandatory internet filtering in Australia?

  1. I support the Mandatory Internet Filtering proposal

    46 vote(s)
    1.1%
  2. I do NOT support the Mandatory Internet Filtering proposal

    3,991 vote(s)
    97.5%
  3. I am undecided

    26 vote(s)
    0.6%
  4. I don't care

    29 vote(s)
    0.7%
  1. Agg

    Agg Lord of the Pings

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  2. Romen

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    Definitely DO NOT support the mandatory filtering!
     
  3. Pugs

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    if you can't supervise your kids while they are online then you shouodn't have the internet at home
     
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    I am strongly opposed. I believe that their is merit in the idea for filtering the internet... ie Child Pornography, Terrorism and other websites of which content is illegal, however should they introduce this, these websites are going to go underground where it will be hard to control them.

    On the other hand, why should I have my internet filtered, when I am perfectly capable of deciding what I view and browse. We are a free country and this is simply a deprivation of our Free Will.

    They need to step up their education for Opt In Filtering, where it is done on the End Users System. If people want it great, if they dont also great. The same thing is being achieved just in a different respect.
     
  5. Rational

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    I support it because all it blocks is child porn and nobody thinks that should be allowed, right?

    Only the people doing illegal business need to be worried by this measure.
     
  6. glasnt

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    I do not support the introduction of a "system" that only filters a blocked list of government-decreed 'bad sites' while bringing the internet plus all other forms of connection down in speed with its sluggy footprint and make the community pay for the cost of installing said system on ISPs.
     
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    no, just no.
     
  8. Masska

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    No No No Mandatory Filtering "EVER"...
     
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  10. Masska

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    Agg, will you forward the poll results to the relevant ***** that are responsible for this proposal?

     
  11. guy.incogneto

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    Censorship of any form is not what this country is about. We live here and people migrate here for a life where decisions can be made by the individual and not chosen by the government.
     
  12. ghostrider

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    I don't care because I don't think it will work.
     
  13. Mr.T

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    Anyone who is against this is a paedophile!...
    /sarcasm

    Seriously, what a stupid bloody idea. Burn the filter, and anyone who stands for it! If you dont like what you see on the net, dont look for it!
    If you want to protect your kids, pay for NetNanny or other software! Or buy a Mac and use the Parental Controls!
     
  14. sabretooth

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    A piece of software shouldn't be used in place of a responsible parent who actually checks on what their kid's doing online.

    And as for the adults who should know better - creating a filter to try and pretend kiddie porn doesn't exist isn't going to fix the problem either. Either take down the sites of or catch the twisted freaks who are into that sort of thing, but don't try and claim the solution is a filter that pretends it doesn't exist.
     
  15. revhed

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    The best and easiest solution would be to offer a 100% tax rebate (refunded with a tax return) to anyone who purchases their choice of commercially available internet filter from the existing market place.

    Solves all the "issues" with the government provided software filter, and no need to pursue all this filtered internet crap!
     
  16. Quan-Time

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    I believe a filter was a good thought.. NOT idea.. more or less a "brain fart".

    Conroy is NOT an IT professional, he should hand the idea over to an independent body (maybe iiNet, inode, hell, even optus !) and get them to do their homework, THEN submit solutions / ideas.

    As for everyone saying "oh, i can use a net proxy to get around it".. do you honestly think they wont be banned ? yes, they will be on the ban list too. "but they dont have illegal content".. but they allow access to illegal content. Much the way kazaa / napster got owned.

    For this reason, i dont like the compulsory filter. Didnt Italy just deem blogs to be illegal ? or something to that effect.. Step by step they will start taking things.

    I dont read the paper / media, i dont watch TV (havnt for over 9 years now) i dont listen to commercial radio. I HATE how im constantly told to buy this, read that, etc.. I like to find out my own answers, not have it thrust at me.

    Yes, im crazy, but its how i choose to live my life. I dont want someone telling me what i can and cant view..

    now back to furniture porn... *reow*
    /me makes clawing action..
     
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    Shouldn't the last poll option read: "I don't care. I want CANDY!" ?
     
  18. Sitting*Duck

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    This.

    When industry heads are releasing video interviews online stating its impossible for the filter to actually work, I don't see how its possible for the Government to go ahead with it. However if there was some magic way to block only child porn I'd be all for it.

    .sd
     
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    I don't see how this works.
    My torrenting folder and fileshares that I have are all 100% legal, and reasonably often downloaded (Most of these torrents have 2-5 seeds.)

    The only filtering system I would support is a Blacklist, with client-side programs using said black-list.

    That way, it's opt out. Dont like it? Don't install it.
     
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    ...and THIS.
     

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