HQ NETWORKXbox One | Xbox | InstallerDeluxe.Com 1,452 HQ Network UsersHQ Network: 1,452 | Members OnlineGuests: 748 |Guests OnlineMembers: 0

  Active Topics  | Achievements  | Cheats  | Downloads  | Feedback  | Forums  | Games  | Hardware  | My Profile  | News  | Reviews  | Tutorials  | Leaderboards  | Videos

Austraila: Internet filter gets green light

Catch up on everything Xbox including the latest Gaming News, Release Dates, DLC, Xbox Live and Modding..

Browse All News |  Write for Us |  Most Popular |  Browsing: 26 SEARCH XBOX NEWS:      
Pre-order Microsoft Flight Simulator

Austraila: Internet filter gets green light

Austraila: Internet filter gets green light
Published by forahobby on Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Tagged: Homebrew,
Looks like Australia will be getting kick in the teeth while its already down.. Australian's are already struggling to get a 18+ rating for Video games and now the government is planning to filter internet content. Read on for more information why you don't want to live in Australia. lol

The federal government is pushing ahead with its controversial plan to filter the internet, saying illegal material can be blocked "with 100 per cent accuracy and negligible impact on internet speed".

Labor will introduce legislation next year requiring all service providers to ban "refused classification" material hosted on overseas servers.

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy says RC material includes "child sex abuse content, bestiality, sexual violence and the detailed instruction of crime and drug use".

"Most Australians acknowledge there is some internet content which is not acceptable in any civilised society," Senator Conroy told reporters, after giving the mandatory filter the green light.

"It is important that all Australians, particularly young children, are protected from this material."

The list of banned sites will be maintained by an independent body "at arms-length from the government".

Senator Conroy said the list would be "compiled through a public complaints mechanism" but the government will add sites containing "known child abuse material" obtained from "highly regarded international agencies".

Currently, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is responsible for issuing take-down notices for black-listed content hosted in Australia.

The government released on Tuesday the results of a filtering trial, claiming it proved blocking sites was technically feasible.

"The live trial has shown that filtering of a defined list of URLs (web addresses) can be done with 100 per cent accuracy and negligible impact on network performance, despite the many claims that have been touted," Senator Conroy said.

Critics have argued the filter will slow internet speeds.

They also believe it's an attempt at censorship, and won't stop those hell-bent on accessing illegal content.

Greens communications spokesman Scott Ludlam says the policy is a dud.

"The test results themselves say the filters will be able to be circumvented," he told ABC Radio.

"So I don't know why the government is persisting with this policy."

Senator Ludlam also suggested the "internet censorship" legislation would have a "bumpy" ride through the Senate.

Senator Conroy said Labor would introduce its draft laws by March, and the filter would start 12 months after they were passed.

However, the opposition says it remains concerned the filter will be unworkable and ineffective.

"Appropriate adult supervision and guidance should be front and centre of all online safety efforts," coalition communications spokesman Tony Smith said in a statement.

"(But) while our reservations about the effectiveness of the (filter) proposal are strong, we will examine and assess the detail as we have consistently said we would."

Activist group GetUp argues the filter will hand control of the internet "to the moral minority".

"Innocent people, such as a dentist from Queensland, have already been caught in the ACMA blacklist," acting director Oliver MacColl said.

"The introduction of Senator Conroy's great firewall of Australia may lead to many more innocent small business people being caught out."

The Australian Christian Lobby and Family First's Steve Fielding welcomed Tuesday's announcement, arguing a filter would help protect children.

Leading telcos also offered support - albeit qualified.

Telstra said filtering sites was "feasible and practical" so long as the blacklist was "limited to a defined number of URLs".

Optus similarly stated it was "technically feasible to block a finite list of illegal content without significant impact on the customer's experience or network performance".

News-Source: news.ninemsn.com.au
Thanks to TMS_Crazy_Taxi for the headsup.. :)
( Subscribe via )

Associated Topics

Homebrew

Rate this Article

Average Score: 5 | Votes: 1




  

 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly  Send to a Friend Send to a Friend
Preorder Xbox Series X

Latest Xbox 360 News

Xbox 360 NewsMafia Definitive Edition is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC
Mafia Definitive Edition (@MafiaGame), a remake of the original 2002 video game Mafia, is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafi..

Port Royale 4 sets sail on Xbox One, PS4 and Wi..

CastleStorm II: Out Now on Xbox One, PS4, Switc..

The Drone Racing League Simulator (DRL Sim) Is ..

Tennis World Tour 2 Out Now On Xbox One, PS4, S..

Xbox 360 News | Submit News

Xbox 360 News Archive


   Thursday, September 24
 DRL Sim Is Available Now on Xbox One!
 The Catch: Carp & Coarse Deluxe Edition Out N
 BALAN WONDERWORLD Releases March 26, 2021 - P
 Has Franchising in Esports Worked?
 Commandos 2 & Praetorians: HD Remaster Double

   Wednesday, September 23
 Xbox360“Dustoff Z” takes off October 15 on Xbox One,
 How Mobile Gaming Has Surpassed That Of Conso
 Animal Rescue announced for Xbox Series X/S,
 Gears Tactics now available for pre-order and

   Tuesday, September 22
 Xbox360Crysis Remastered Out Now for Xbox One, PS4 a

   Monday, September 21
 Xbox360Xbox Series X & Series S Preorders Start 22nd

   Friday, September 18
 Xbox360Dog Duty hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Ninten
 WARSAW is now available for digital pre-order

   Thursday, September 17
 Xbox360Immortals Fenyx Rising Launches December 3 on
 eFootball PES 2021 Season Update Out Now!
 WARSAW Now Available For Digital Pre-order on
 6 Online Gaming Tips to Play like a Pro
 Control Ultimate Edition Available Now For XB
 Get EA Play with Xbox Game Pass for No Additi

   Wednesday, September 16
 Xbox360Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 'Remake'
 Tin & Kuna Rolls Out Now on Xbox One, PS4, Ni

   Tuesday, September 15
 Xbox360XBOX SERIES X/S: Official Release Date, Pre-o

   Monday, September 14
 Xbox360Remastered version of 'Crysis' arrives Septem

   Friday, September 11
 Xbox360Streets of Rage 4 Update Now Available
 RIDE 4 races onto Xbox One, PS4 and PC via St

   Thursday, September 10
 Xbox360Dog Duty wreaks havoc on Console and PC on Se

   Wednesday, September 09
 Xbox360DiRT 5 gets delayed until November

   Tuesday, September 08
 Xbox360Marvel's Avengers Is Out Now For Consoles And

   Monday, September 07
 Xbox360Tony Stewart's All-American Racing Roars Onto
 NBA 2K21 Hits Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch,

See All Xbox 360 News | Xbox 360 News Archive

HQ Network Affiliates

Xbox One Games
Xbox One X Games
MrModChips.Co.Uk
Xbox360RepairService
GamerBolt.Com
Play-Asia.Com
GameSpot.Com
TeamXbox.Com
Xbox360.Ign.Com
Xbox360.Com
360hacks
Video Game Consoles
Llamma.Com
Xbox 360 Cheats
Xbox Cheats
Game Bullets
Xbox One Forums
GetSweatyGaming.Com
Xbox 360 Cheats
Xbox 360 Achievements
ConsoleWizard.Co.Uk
GamerSuggestions.Com
Xbox 360 Cheats
360FriendSpot.Com
Video Codecs
GameWinners.Com
XboxExclusive.Com
TheXboxExpert.Com
Get 360 Achievements
OrigenXbox360.Com
GameGrep.Com
City14.Com
HD wallpapers
View All HQ Affiliates
Preorder Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X/S Preorder