Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Apr 2010 18:48 UTC
Legal Another article on intellectual property enforcement? Yes, since I consider this to be the most important struggle technology has to face over the coming decade. We already know that content providers don't care one bit about hard-fought concepts like freedom and privacy, but the joint proposals by the RIAA and MPAA to the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator really blew my brains out: monitoring software installed on people's computers, border inspections - it's all there, and then some.
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RE: Mandatory Internet Filters
by Murrell on Fri 16th Apr 2010 01:57 UTC in reply to "Mandatory Internet Filters"
Murrell
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2006-01-04

"...mandatory internet filters already in place in New Zealand..."

Speaking as a New Zealander*; No, we don't.

An ISP can optionally implement transparent proxying via the Department of Internal Affairs where if the IP a user is connecting to is on a banned list, the user will be redirected to a non-logged warning page.

A better explanation is here; http://www.3news.co.nz/Internal-Affairs-to-filter-URLs-in-New-Zeala...

At least one major ISP refuses to implement this system; http://www.orcon.net.nz/about/article/the_new_zealand_internet_filt...

Now, I think this is a terrible system for both technical and political reasons, but it's not mandatory, the technical details are not a secret, and my Internet connection is not filtered. Getting major points wrong makes you sound like a idiot at best, and a nut at worst, and only makes it to discount you and other privacy advocates.

* Your comments may apply to Australia. However, New Zealand is entirely separate country to Australia, separated by about 2000km (1300miles) of ocean. (Just in case anyone was unsure)

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