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Re: [ProgSoc] Fwd: LL:URL:the government's Internet Censorship proposed legislation
On Mon, Apr 26, 1999 at 02:17:40PM +1000, Victor Rajewski wrote:
> > 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.
> If lists and email and stuff are included, who would be responsible for
> content screening in the case of progsoc - would it be progsoc itself or
> the university?
The ABA would be responsible for rating messages on the list that
generate complaints and adding the RC and X-rated ones to filtering
lists. All the talented programmers who are prepared to implement the
impossible should fwd their resumes to Alston pronto...
Of course, the more likely scenario is that somebody will say "if we
can't rate it, filter it and block it we have to shut it down." Seems
unlikely? Well so does coming up with an implementation that can
enforce a WWW blocklist that Alston predicts will contain 8.5 million
sites, but he still insists that we do it. Closest guess as to how
many minutes that adds to each request on a 1000-user-loaded proxy
server wins the jar of jellybeans...
screen so pure and blue
this computer is at peace
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