Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Australia & mandatory internet filtering

Continuing the information access theme .. the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Safer Internet Group are responding to a government proposal to have mandatory ISP URL filtering. The mandatory filtering would bring up big issues of censorship and (as with all mass filtering) could easily filter out important content, and it raises issues of individual choice and free speech. There is a web page presenting the ALIA view at http://www.alia.org.au/internetfiltering and more comments and links on the ALIA Blog http://www.alia.org.au/blog
Photo by Sheila Webber: my apple blossom in sunlight, May 2010

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