Get your filthy hands off my porn!


March 28, 2006 12:41 PM

From the link below:

Labor leader Kim Beazley last week put internet pornography back on the agenda saying Labor, if elected, would force ISP’s to offer a “clean feed” internet service to Australian families.

The clean-feed plan pioneered in Britain by BT was based on a simple blacklist of sites and could be set up without seriously slowing the net, Mr Beazley said.

Ah but Mr. Beazley, any kind of filtering would slow down our net access. It’s a simple law of physics – stick something in front of something else, and it’s gonna slow that something down. The other ludicrous part of this proposal is that those who wanted unfiltered access would have to sign up for it. Hello!? Get our names on a list that will let the self-righteous brand us as perverts just because we like watching consensual adults doing it?

Privacy issues aside, what gives the moral and religious zealots the right to judge the rest of the citizens in this country?

I’m glad that Helen Coonan, the Federal Minister for Communications and IT sees the futility of such a filtering system.

Senator Coonan yesterday told the Senate that the Government would continue to investigate the technology used in ISP filtering.

However, until the system was found to be effective and that it could be installed without degrading internet speed for all users, the Government would retain its policy of encouraging families to use PC-based filter systems, she said.

Too right. Controlling what children sees on the Internet is the sole responsibility of the parents. That’s the problem with some parents in this country – blame everyone else but themselves for their rotten kids. To you fucktards: Quit expecting the government to bring up your kids and be a better parent. Otherwise, stop having babies. And to you politicians trying to get these fucktards to vote for you: fuck off. I will watch porn whenever and however I want to because I’m an ADULT.

I’m so glad that Kim Beazley has a snowball-in-hell chance of being elected into government.

Australian IT – Pressure builds for censorship (James Riley, MARCH 28, 2006)

[tags]Australian, politics, censorship, IT[/tags]

8 thoughts on “Get your filthy hands off my porn!

  1. emiriyoshikawa

    Hew… For a moment I thought my life had come to an end… My blog’s gonna be blacklisted. Hahaha! Anyway there’s no way they could block it all…

    Yup, parent’s should be the ones doing the control of what their kid see on the net, why should the rest of the population suffer for lazy parents?

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  2. Christina

    I don’t trust anything that filters anything unless you are the one who controls what can and can’t go through. What’s to say they’re not going to become oppressive or something, and start blocking any damn site? There’s no need for Australia to become a ‘nanny state’.

    I don’t look at porn, I have no interest in it, however if such a thing was to occur, I would get myself put on their ‘list’ simply because I don’t want my Internet baby-fed to me. I’ll filter my own Internet thank you very much if I feel as though I need it filtered.

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  3. CherryRipe

    Yeah, i follow your argument. But… “just because we like watching consensual adults doing it?” What about porn that doesn’t include adults, consensually or otherwise? I’m just playing devil’s advocate, i don’t have a view either way; haven’t yet thought about it enough.

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  4. mooiness Post author

    emiriyo: exactly my thoughts.You start censoring one thing, and who’s to say you don’t start censoring another? I mean after all, there’s a lot of different things that can offend someone (abortion, homosexuality, transexuality etc).

    christina: filtering for porn is a tricky thing because all the terms for various body parts can potentially come from legitimate sites for health and education. And it will be flawed, because it’d be humans who’d maintain the filter list. Besides being hard to keep up with all the sites out there, what’s to say personal moralities would not creep into their decisions?

    cherry: well ultimately *adults* can decide whether something is savoury or not and they can report individual sites to the authorities as they come across them. Children cannot do the same and that is why their activities on the net should be supervised – and that is what parents are for.

    The government should not dictate what intelligent adults can see (or do) in the privacy of their own homes.

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  5. CW

    Poor ol’ Kim, he’s really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one! Pathetic!

    Hey Cherry, I agree with you on non-consensual stuff (eg child porn). Everything else should be left alone – I find it very very amusing when I talk to some people who are not familiar with the net and their main concern is “what about the porn?” (or the bomb recipes, or whatever) I like to use the analogy of a newsagent’s – you go in there, if you dont like the porn, whether it’s Playboy or the plain brown wrapper stuff, you don’t ask for it or pick it up. Same with online porn. I dont see it unless I choose to click on the links. Simple really.

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