by Mike Masnick
Thu, Feb 26th 2009 12:52pm
Australian politicians have been pushing a variety of schemes to censor the internet for years... and each time they waste millions of taxpayer dollars before they discover that the plan doesn't work, at all. Yet... they keep trying. The most recent plan involved some "tests" where ISPs would be forced to block a secret blacklist of sites -- which many ISPs pointed out was stupid and wouldn't work. While some politicians are still insisting it's necessary, it looks like there is no longer enough support in the Australian Senate to pass the law that would make such filtering mandatory. In other words, it's yet another costly Australian censorship plan down the drain. Until the next one, of course.
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