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. Logistics

    Logistics Member

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    The only problem with that poll is that it is broken. If you spend a few minutes refreshing the page, you will see the numbers go up and down.
     
  2. t8y

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    just tried that and the "yes" and "no" options varied quite a lot, dropping by more than 50 votes

    so a big wtf
     
  3. Grafton26

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    I think it would make more sense to give more funding to the cops\whoever to track the offenders DLing CP etc than to fuck about wasting taxpayers money on a system that very few would vote for if they fully understood what it would do to their internet speeds & cost.

    I am seeing a steady increase in both, the no vote is outweighing the yes vote :D:D:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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  4. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Right. Good point. And who if anyone is always happy with every decision that is made by their elected govt.
     
  5. Rusty X5

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    Too bad if you relie on decent internet for your work. Reports i've read..if they go widespread, the filter will block legit sites also, and cause slowdowns. I dont really feel like paying $75 a month for a dailup connection and only be able to see the google homepage thanks :Paranoid:.
     
  6. LeadAccelerator

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    Vote, remove cookies, vote, remove cookies, vote....
    Wash, rinse, repeat. :thumbup:

    Lets see if we can make a difference that way. :thumbup:
     
  7. evilasdeath

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    The problem with the above poll is the bolded section "the Option" the ways its going its not going to be optional.


    The problems i have with it Scope creep
    No option to opt out
    False positives being blocked.
    Decreased internet performance
     
  8. caironet16

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    I think Rudds doing this because of the new national broadband network. They're thinking "we're not spending $4 billion for faster porn". Plus they're under heavy pressure from the stupid family first party. I'm so voting for the greens next time.
     
  9. ozzibattla

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    I agree 100% if this goes through I will be seriously considering making the move to another country again. Why Australia can't accept lessons already learnt elsewhere without getting our own fingers burned is beyond my comprehension.

    And from a practical perspective, the expensive (private corporation developed) net nannies that my work uses seem to find it very hard separating legitimate websites from dodgy ones...who here has any experience with software and websites developed by our various government departments??? User friendly no?
     
  10. Willybomb

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    Overreact much?
     
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    Not good.
    I think I'll get into the VPS trade.

    :leet:
     
  13. ozzibattla

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    I don't think of it as an overreaction. Have you ever lived in another country for a significant amount of time Willybomb???

    There are so many of them out there that have MUCH more freedom than Australia, which purports to pride itself on such things.
     
  14. caironet16

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    You might think you can do what you want, but theres sooo many laws surrounding our bodies as far what we can and can't do..

    Not saying all fo them are bad, just there are a *lot* of things you might of thought you could do freely, but are actually illegal.
     
  15. Willybomb

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    Nope. I've been across AU, but I'll freely admit the extent of my overseas travel is limited to a couple of weeks in Japan last year.

    I'm against mandatory filtering for a variety of reasons, but if limited internet access is enough to make you move overseas then all the more power to you. LOL, Wilba's ex moved to the US under moderately dodgy circumstances (as I understand it) so he could freely play with .44 magnums. Petty?

    At least here you can freely voice your opinion about it. I know people who were jailed for less in other countries.

    Just to clarify for myself - you haven't moved but will consider moving (again), or you've moved countries previously and mandatory filtering would cause you to move again?

    Willy.
     
  16. hYpO

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    Say NO to Censorship! GetUp! Fight to the End!!!
     
  17. ozzibattla

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    It isn't the internet filtering issue per se that would make me move. It is the ideals behind it and the fact that ordinary Australians (OCAU members obviously not falling into this category) seem oblivious to this attempt to usurp their freedom that would make me move away.

    I previously lived in and travelled through a load of countries for a few years stretch, but the reason for that was hedonism, not an ideal. It was during those travels that i realised most other western countries have less repressive governments than Oz. So i guess in answer to your question, I'd move again, but this time for different reasons.
     
  18. Wumpy123

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    These are my reasons why our fucked-up government shouldn't do this:

    1.Some sites on the government black-list are arguable (e.g euthanasia).

    2.All of the filters tested drastically throttled the speed of the internet.

    3.Pedophiles will be able to find other ways to browse kiddy porn.

    4.The filters were inefficient often missing illegal websites and blocking legal ones.

    5.We already have pretty much the highest internet connection fee's in the world and we actually have bandwidth caps.

    And cheers to iiNet testing it to prove it won't work..
     
  19. onoff312

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    Right on i say death to this, if it goes ahead i think there will be huge outrage every man women and child under 40 id say will want blood :weirdo::weirdo:
     
  20. AFireInside

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    Is it possible that Conroy had 46 of his staff sign up to OCAU just to vote or just a few conservative fundamentalist christians on here? i'm surprised the number FOR the filter on this forum got that high!!
     

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