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Internet filtering update

Posted on May 3, 2010

Update on internet filtering including which ISPs will filter, more information from the DIA, and links to the Australian anti-filtering campaign.

Which ISPs?

We've updated our list of which internet service providers will or won't be implementing the DIA's filter.

New additions to the not filtering camp:

  • Unleash - "we will not be implementing this filter and we have no plan to do so in the future."
  • Iconz - "ICONZ are not currently signed up to the filter, nor do we have any intention of doing so in the future."

And an ISP that will be filtering:

  • Xtreme Networks - "It's a no-brainer for us, it's free."

That gives us three ISPs that will be filtering, six that won't, and two that are undecided. We're still waiting for hear from Woosh, FX, Compass, Inspire, and Actrix.

More material from the DIA

The Department of Internal Affairs has posted a couple of new documents on their website:

  1. They have done their own FAQ in opposition to Tech Liberty's FAQ.
  2. There is also an Information Pack (pdf).

Filtering Delayed in Australia

The fight against the Australian filter system continues. Significantly worse than the New Zealand system, the Australian filter will be compulsory, covers a wide range of material and there is no oversight of the list of filtered sites.

In a sign that protests are working, it was recently announced that passing of the filtering law will be delayed until after the election. Further links and comment from Electronic Freedom Australia.

See OpenInternet.com.au for more information about the Australian anti-filtering campaign.

Posted by Thomas Beagle

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