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. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It is not in the least surprising given the audience here at OCAU.
     
  2. mordy

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    doesnt matter, now that the govt is building the national infrastructure itself, it will probably make it alot easier to implement as an inherent part of the system.
     
  3. afterlife

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    Pretty against this myself too! I'm not a citizen but I see things going the way of a certain other country has anyone noticed? Pretty unsurprising given the PM's relation to that other certain country :p
     
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  5. Revenger

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    This is stuff like various out/in bound ports commonly used for bit-torrent, there sites and trackers and the like and anything semi controversial.
     
  6. karlcloudy

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    Gotta love this landslide poll, rofl. No doubt 50-100% of the people who voted for this filter weren't telling the truth XD
     
  7. jas0nt

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    "other content"? this boils my blood :mad:

    Sooner or later, we'll have to factor in what an ISP blocks when making our decisions as to which one to go with :mad:
     
  8. Mistikal

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    If ISP's get the nod on the ability to block whatever they see fit, it should be mandatory for them to list what "extra content" is blocked.

    At least this way, it will be easier to see which ISP's should be boycotted for blocking useful services, such as Bit-Torrent for example.

    I can already see people slapping high prices on overseas-based VPN's too...
     
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    I'm sorry but who is this Vast majority ???

    I tend to beleive that the "vast majority" of the Australian Voting public have no bloody clue on what is about to happen, or actually want this as they have kids that use the internet with out their direct supervission... thus adding yet another layer of "big brother" / babysitting provided by the goverment.

    sure a vast majority of OCAU beleive this is wrong ..and tend to have their own motivation behind with be it, either too young and can't vote yet or too stupid and just follow what their "mates" beleive in.

    personally I do not support this as perants should be responsible for watching over the shoulders of any kids with full internet access. or even sitting next to them when they are online, sme room is fine but checking which web sites they are on
     
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  11. Trog Star

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    SSL into a foreign proxy anyone?

    this entire plan is a farce.
    whilst the URL blacklist is capable of blocking some RC material from children's eyes, i don't see how it is feasible to keep up with the shear volume of material created that either never seeks Australian classification or is refused classification.

    lunacy.
    reminds me of the emperor's new clothes :lol:
     
  12. karlcloudy

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    This is it, say goodbye to good quality fast internet for Australia. They reckon that the internet "will not slow down", but the list is obviously going to grow and grow until it does slow down if it doesn't initially. We continually get treated as children by the government, who think we should not be accessing anything they think is illegal. This same concept is in play with games not being given R18+ classification, because adults should be censored and shouldn't be able to choose what they view. This is ridiculous!
     
  13. CHemical.

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    this is BS
     
  14. FiShy

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    nz will have filters

    http://thomasbeagle.net/2009/07/09/nz-internet-filtering-faq/


    75% of you HTTP traffic goes to the US.
    Any sites hosted in AUS shouldnt be filtered, since the ACMA is meant to take them down.
    All EU traffic is routed via the US.

    Just tunnel to the US.
     
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  15. Tex Zero

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    Poll on the Sydney Morning Herald site has over 9,000 respondants with 95% against the mandatory filtering.

    The poll is a little skewed because the against option is "because it impinges on my freedom". They need an option for "It just won't work". :D

    http://www.smh.com.au/polls/politics/results.html
     
  16. Keltoi

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    You know I would be really interested to see the stats for google australia search's for "VPN" over the last few days. :)
     
  17. Smokin Whale

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    This is bullshit. Do politicians no longer listen to the people? Even so, give it one more year till elections and elect someone who will get rid of this sod.
     
  18. SilverSilence

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    There are so many "This is bullshit" comments here, I've been tempted many times to reply "THIS IS SPAAAARTA" :lol:

    This is complete crap though.
     
  19. dalien

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    just remember who you all voted for last election...

    do you feel dirty that you voted rudd as he baited you with cheap fast broadband.

    shame on you if you for voted for the 2 face liar, shame on you if you vote him in gain...
     
  20. albeeny

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    Outrageous!!!
     

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