Looks like Big Brother is alive and well Mate. 15 replies

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emonkies

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#1 11 years ago

Aussie government shows its censorship teeth - The Inquirer

And what is the first thing censored by the Government?

Porn? Illegal download sites?,

Of course not. They shut down the anti government censorship website.

Welcome to 1984 comrades.

I figure it will only be a few more years til we in the USA joins in.




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#2 11 years ago

I'd shut down that domain name too, just as I wouldn't want anyone using my name as a domain name for a campaign against me.

Which is not to say that censorship isn't rampant and bad, because it is, but in this very particular case I don't think there is a legitimate complaint.




Sadim-Al-Bouncer

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#3 11 years ago

Either way you can never fully get rid of any of them.




Karst

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#4 11 years ago

Anlushac11;5175303 And what is the first thing censored by the Government?

Porn? Illegal download sites?,

That too, actually. I remember a while back a man was convicted by an Australian court for possessing child pornography because it ruled that crudely drawn Simpsons characters classify as people. You've got to wonder how they determined the age of a cartoon character though, seeing as the Simpsons have been around far long enough to be of age, I guess they must have examined their cartoon features and ruled that their genitals were not big enough to make them adults?

Australia is definitely currently the front runner for censorship among Western nations.




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#5 11 years ago

What is with Australia lately? First I hear about strict video game censorship, and now political censorship?

That country is as bad as an oppressive dictatorship.

Are they going to resort to (violently) eliminating political opposition next?




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#6 11 years ago
I figure it will only be a few more years til we in the USA joins in.

Most things are protected under freedom of speech (if that still means anything), so unless something happens to the first amendment we won't be seeing anything as harsh as the Aussies censorship hammer.




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#7 11 years ago

I sense butt hurt from the austrailian goverment. They keep going along this route, I wouldn't be suprised if they get a full-scale rebellion or revolution on their hands.


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#8 11 years ago

Anlushac11;5175303Aussie government shows its censorship teeth - The Inquirer

And what is the first thing censored by the Government?

Porn? Illegal download sites?,

Of course not. They shut down the anti government censorship website.

Welcome to 1984 comrades.

I figure it will only be a few more years til we in the USA joins in.

Wait what? Have you read 1984...........




MrFancypants Forum Administrator

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#9 11 years ago

Looks like Poland liked the idea and tries to censor its internet as well: google translation of polish article




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#10 11 years ago

Most countries already do some effect of internet censorship, but it's more passive. Most nations empower their police to subpoena an internet provider to supply browsing history to bring against a person.

And for the most part these kinds of things, they're an extension of what libraries tend to do when they blacklist books under the guise of moral fiber. Anyone who has taken a look at book ban lists can see many books were on there for other reasons...

Infact a lot of western countries do have corps who have helped the Chinese form their own firewall, and are eyeing the possibility.

Dragonelf68;5176082I wouldn't be suprised if they get a full-scale rebellion or revolution on their hands.

What? I doubt that, they'll just find something to scapegoat as they usually do.




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