I SERIOUSLY hope this news site is fucked in the head.
Infoworld wrote:Australians will be unable to opt-out of the government's pending Internet content filtering scheme, and will instead be placed on a watered-down blacklist, experts say.
Under the government's $125.8 million Plan for Cyber-Safety, users can switch between two blacklists which block content inappropriate for children, and a separate list which blocks illegal material.
Pundits say consumers have been lulled into believing the opt-out proviso would remove content filtering altogether.
"Users can opt-out of the 'additional material' blacklist (referred to in a department press release, which is a list of things unsuitable for children, but there is no opt-out for 'illegal content'", Newton said.
"That is the way the testing was formulated, the way the upcoming live trials will run, and the way the policy is framed; to believe otherwise is to believe that a government department would go to the lengths of declaring that some kind of Internet content is illegal, then allow an opt-out.
"Illegal is illegal and if there is infrastructure in place to block it, then it will be required to be blocked -- end of story."
Check out: http://www.acma.gov.au/webwr/_assets/ma ... report.pdf PAGE 22 and PAGE 25, details what is "Inappropriate" and "Illegal" respectively. This is crazy...