Aussie Internet Filtering Protests
Been a while since I've posted, Hi all.
Just a heads up, in Australia today in every capital city protests are under way against the proposed Government Mandatory ISP Internet Filtering. The Internet Filtering includes child porn, any illegal content deemed by Australian law as well as any content deemed to be unwanted or objectionable.
If you are an Aussie and somehow unaware of what is happening in regards to this, then I suggest you visit www.getup.org.au and sign the petition and maybe even donate to the 'Save The Net' campaign.
Things are getting downright weird here, in the past few weeks we have had the following:
- If you are against Internet Filtering then you are for child porn, so the proponents say. Australia's largest Telco (Telstra) have refused to participate in the live trials (which actually aren't live at all) and have been accused of being for child porn.
- Man convicted of possessing child porn because he had a cartoon of The Simpsons engaging in sexual acts, the judge claimed that fictional and imaginary characters are real people and thus it constitutes as child porn.
- 8 story high rise building development was scrapped and reduced to a 5 story building because it would overlook a school because the residents reckon paedophiles will inhabit the upper floors so they can spy on the kiddies playing in the schoolyard.
- Man arrested for distributing a very well known viral video of a child being swung around (Apparantly the original video comes from a circus family in Russia and the kid was laughing at the end), because of some laws being changed it constituted as the distributing of child porn, because now child abuse equals child porn.
As mentioned in the last one, some laws were changed. Any child abuse is now regarded as child porn, furthermore it includes anybody who is under 18 or may look like to be under 18. Yep that's right, anybody that looks like they are under 18. They don't bother with checking the age of the people involved in a porn movie anymore.
We are wondering when The Simpsons tv show is going to be banned in Australia as according to the judge and the law cartoons are real people too and Homer constantly strangles Bart, so thus it is child abuse.
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