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[…]

Xenophon opposes mandatory ISP filtering, but fight not over yet

nocleanfeed, ISP filtering, xenophon, politics, senate, greens, coalition, minchin, ludlam (Image by liam.jon_d under CC BY SA 2.0). Asher Moses reports that “The Government's plan to introduce mandatory internet censorship has effectively been scuttled, following an independent senator's decision to join the Greens and Opposition in blocking any legislation required to get the scheme started.”[…]

Mark Newton and Jim Wallace debate filtering on Radio National

This morning on Radio National, Richard Aedy hosted Mark Newton and Jim Wallace to talk about mandatory ISP filtering. I found Jim Wallace's comments to be incredibly one-sided and almost completely lacking in rigour. Mark Newton spoke sensibly, but didn't seem to get past Wallace's blustering accusations. We need a lot more reason in this[…]