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Re: [ProgSoc] FW: [SAGE-AU] new censorship legislation out (fwd)
On Thu, 22 Apr 1999, Carolyn Choy wrote:
> > | Internet content is defined as information that is stored and that
> > | is accessible to the public. Restricted access systems such as
> > | Intranets are excluded. Ephemeral content, such as newsgroups,
> > | chat rooms and real time services such as streaming video and
> > | audio, is also excluded, except to the extent that they are stored
"Ephemeral" content?! Wow! Now there's a new term for the legal lexicon.
I can just see the next generation of lawyers having hours of fun arguing
over the extents of that one. (The whole thing of defining "internet
content" is gotta be dangerous to start with ... I could have a watch that
gets its time signal over the internet, if it worked via an IPv6 address
and a packetised radio network). And I could get around the stored /
archived bit so easily, just customise content for each recipient.
Couldn't they just put all the kiddie porn onto IRC channels, classify
them as chat rooms and get away with it? Plus of course, once you encrypt
something, it gets difficult to prove you have what they say you do.
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