Politics

by Mike Masnick


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australia, filters, regulations



Australian Net Censorship Plan Delayed Temporarily

from the getting-censorship-ducks-in-a-row dept

There's been plenty of protests against Australia's latest plan to censor the internet, but it appears that the reason the filtering plan has been delayed yet again has little to do with tone deaf government officials suddenly having second thoughts -- but much more to do with the government's own inability to get its censorship act together in time. The whole process has been a bit of a mess from the beginning, so no surprise that the government would screw up its own launch efforts as well.

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    Casey B, 29 Dec 2008 @ 7:08am

    I think you pretty much summed it up. I mean, I don't own any guns. However the logical conclusion to taking guns from Only the responsible law abiding people and leaving them in the hands of criminals is that the criminals will be emboldened. I think alot of crimes are prevented by the criminal knowing there is a chance of someone shooting back if he breaks into the house. Take away that chance, and theres nothing to lose. As Aussie crime stats suggest.

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