EFA receives link deletion notice

[ Reposted from the EFA site. ] Today EFA's hosting provider received a Final Link Deletion Notice from ACMA, requiring us to remove a link to a page that contains images of aborted foetuses from our website. We have complied with this notice because it exposes our host to fines of up to $11,000 per[…]

New Matilda – The Tangled Web filtering forum

censorship, forum, events, tangled web, new matilda Last night I had the opportunity to speak at a forum organised by New Matilda, "The Tangled Web: Beyond an Internet Filter". Many thanks to Rachel Maher and Rod McGuinness from New Matilda for organising the forum. The presentations by Peter Black, Senator Scott Ludlam, and Irene Graham[…]

Criminal sanctions for distributing the (ACMA?) blacklist

acma, blacklist, criminal, sanctions, censorship, nocleanfeed, Conroy In a statement yesterday, Senator Conroy threatened Australians who were caught distributing the leaked blacklist with criminal prosecution: “ACMA is investigating this matter and is considering a range of possible actions it may take including referral to the Australian Federal Police. Any Australian involved in making this content[…]

(fake?) ACMA Blacklist leaked; citizens threatened with prosecution

acma, blacklist, censorship, nocleanfeed, efa, conroy, mandatory filtering (Image uploaded by Wild to OCAU) So it appears that the ACMA blacklist has been leaked (scoop by Asher Moses and Wikileaks). This is the secret list of sites that have been deemed to be prohibited by the communications regulator, and are slated to be blocked by[…]

New Matilda – The Tangled Web filtering forum

censorship, forum, events, tangled web, new matilda Next week I will be speaking at a forum organised by New Matilda, "The Tangled Web: Beyond an Internet Filter". The abstract reads: The Federal Government's proposal to block internet sites with a mandatory filter has drawn overwhelming opposition from voices across politics and civil society. So what[…]

Mandatory filtering update simulations and symposiums

efa, mandatory filtering, censorship, human rights Despite the best efforts of ourselves and others, reports are still coming in that the mandatory filtering plan has now been 'scuttled', and twitter (and I'm sure many other social media outlets) is still on fire with the celebratory news. Here's an update of some of the things that[…]

SA Attorney-General Michael Atkinson on Stateline

r18, games, r18games, censorship [ Reposted from http://r18games.com ] The Escapist has a good story on a recent Stateline story on "the power play over video games". MICHAEL ATKINSON: I'm sure most people can distinguish the fantasy of a computer game from the reality. But it is the small number we know can't that leads[…]

R18+ for Games discussion paper to be released

r18, games, censorship, r18games [ Reposted from http://r18games.com/. ] Jason Hill at The Age Blogs is reporting that the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG), at a meeting in Brisbane yesterday, agreed to release the discussion paper about the proposed introduction of an R18+ category for games in Australia. This is good news. Australian gamers will[…]

R18+ for games campaign launched

r18, games, censorship, efa, r18games A recent report indicates that the South Australian Attorney-General, The Hon Michael Atkinson MP, has dug in his heels and refused to make the discussion paper on Australia's lack of an R18+ rating for games public. A spokesperson for the Victorian Attorney-General, Rob Hulls, has said that “it now appears[…]