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Right-wing fringe groups lobby to bring in internet filtering

Right-wing fringe groups lobby to bring in internet filtering

The Australian Family Association wants to block all online pornography, except for those who request access to it.

Copyright climax could come for porn pirates

Copyright climax could come for porn pirates

Not everyone who downloads things illegally is looking for feature films -- the porn industry says it's time to track down pornography pirates.

ASIC still able to wield its magic hammer online

ASIC still able to wield its magic hammer online

It seems the government has a permanent ace up its sleeve, provided by the Telecommunications Act, with regard to policing the internet.

Government’s full-blown war on the internet is here at last

Government’s full-blown war on the internet is here at last

Data retention is central to the government's crackdown on filesharing -- illustrating how its war on the internet is driven by commercial interests.

Back to the future with the Coalition’s Net Nanny policy

Back to the future with the Coalition’s Net Nanny policy

The Coalition is poised to resume its history of internet censorship with its cyberbullying policy.

Conroy’s new filter a political victory, but for how long?

Conroy’s new filter a political victory, but for how long?

The federal government has abandoned its internet filter, relying on a section of the Telecommunications Act to force telcos to act. But will it actually work?

Net filter backdown shows power in the hands of the smart

Net filter backdown shows power in the hands of the smart

Stephen Conroy has abandoned plans to erect a filter around the internet. He learned moral outrage wasn't going to win the day. His bureaucratic colleagues need to do the same.

EU privacy laws: the ‘right to be forgotten’ is not censorship

EU privacy laws: the ‘right to be forgotten’ is not censorship

Like many laws, however, the proposed "right to be forgotten" should not be seen as a cure-all, writes David Lindsay, an associate professor in the faculty of law at Monash University.

Parliament House filter blocks all .info sites

Parliament House filter blocks all .info sites

After being told by an MP that the Parliament House computers wouldn't let them view his blog, Syd Walker started asking questions about which sites are blocked for parliamentarians.

Sweeping the net: the economies of scale of filtering

Sweeping the net: the economies of scale of filtering

The web filtering industry ranges from the innocuous to the ruthless in its quest to censor the internet.