Conroy’s internet filter ‘won’t stop child porn’

March 30, 2009 — 11 Comments

Courier Mail: Stephen Conroy’s internet filter ‘won’t stop child porn’

Question then, if it won’t stop child porn, why do it at all?

After all, it was Conroy who continually said that the filter was all about child porn.

“Black lists are needed to combat child pornography” Conroy (The West)

On the overall policy: “It also focuses on managing current threats through technical mechanisms such as ISP-level filtering of illegal material including child pornography.” Conroy (speech)

“Central to the Government?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s plan to make the internet a safer place for children is the introduction of Internet Service Provider (ISP) level filtering of material such as child pornography.” Conroy (media release)

“Conroy told the media that it would censor online child pornography and other ?¢‚Ǩ?ìinappropriate material”” WSWS

“If people equate freedom of speech with watching child pornography, then the Rudd-Labor Government is going to disagree.” Conroy (ABC)

“We are not building the Great Wall of China. We are going after the filth – like child pornography. Its been done around the world and it can be done here.” Conroy (IT News)

The last quote is important: Conroy now claims that the filter isn’t a silver bullet, but said that the filter was all about blocking child porn, which he now says it won’t stop.

So what is it then?

Time to go Senator Conroy, if you keep up these backflips you’ll end up with a broken back.

One last quote out of the UK, which I think fits here
BT admitted that the UK’s “Cleanfeed” scheme was “intended to prevent users inadvertently accessing illegal material, rather than to stop hardened paedophiles.” ZDNet

Sort of sums up Conroy’s policy doesn’t it.

11 responses to Conroy’s internet filter ‘won’t stop child porn’

  1. Child porn has to be stopped by any means!

  2. I think this happens all the time with politicians, the only thing now is that you are paying attention to this issue.

  3. Hah yeah had that a couple of times before, i try to span my sites across multiple servers, keeping the controversial sites away from mainstream sites.

    It?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s not so much a case of, your site is controversial , but it could be used maliciously, sites like that were its very user defined is best to keep away from anything else that really needs 100% uptime.
    http://www.marblehost.com

  4. Child porn is really an NO-NO!

  5. Child porn is really a NO-no!

  6. child porn are soo disgusting, it makes me want to puke!

  7. Child porn is really a bad idea.

  8. You are right about it, those that are associated with this should be punished badly!

    Emma

  9. Keep endlessly repeating the words “child pornography” and the gullible and stupid like medela here will swallow any specious legislation you care to pass. It's an old trick, but hey what do you expect from this bunch of clowns?

  10. Keep endlessly repeating the words “child pornography” and the gullible and stupid like medela here will swallow any specious legislation you care to pass. It's an old trick, but hey what do you expect from this bunch of clowns?

  11. Child porn may not exist on the Internet, but children will continue to be sexually abused. Child prostitutes are available in every country of the world. From the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich. The system does not protect them it cannot. As it is there already too many crimes taking place. How much can the police do? The police corruption is rampant, they look the other way, the reason is simple they know that would not lose their own lives but they will lose their families as well. The gangster are fairly dangerous if not powerful.

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