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[ProgSoc] Fwd: LL:URL:the government's Internet Censorship proposed legislation
From: "Paul Canning" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Leftlink" <Leftlink@nospam.vicnet.net.au>
Subject: LL:URL:the government's Internet Censorship proposed legislation
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 10:40:25 +1000 (EST)
Electronic Frontiers Australia has established a web page about the
government's Internet Censorship proposed legislation @nospam.
http://www.efa.org.au/Campaigns/99.html The page contains links to the
legislation, detailed analysis and comment and actions you can take.
A development in this which you will not have read in the media is that the
legislation does *not exclude email, so this list is directly affected.
There are a number of other implications, especially for content providers.
It is draconian. This is all being introduced under the mantle of
'protecting the children' - and Alston has gone so far as to accuse
opponents of the legislation of supporting criminal behaviour. However, as
analysis has shown, it will not even be successful in preventing access to
truly offensive material by minors. Obviously this is being rushed through
to placate Harradine, yet any eventual law will have implications down the
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