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Won't somebody think of the adults?

19 Jan 2009
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The Rudd government's proposed censorship regime will slow internet access and hand criminals a directory of illegal content according to this paper.Much has been written about the Rudd government?s proposed ?clean feed? internet censorship regime. But it isn?t until you delve into the policy?s unintended consequences that some of its biggest problems come into view. Shamefully for the government, these consequences are entirely predictable for those with a solid grasp of how the technology works. A growing mountain of criticism rightly targets the policy?s cost, its likely performance impact, the impossibility of its meeting required reliability standards, its expense, and the fact that its compulsory nature violates an ALP election promise. But further gems of controversy have attracted little attention, and deserve to be brought to light. None are particularly complicated; all are damning.

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