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How will the blacklist be maintained?
Also given the rate of change in the internet how you can you reasonably expect a government department to keep up with the list of sites that are off limits?
Posted by Twilightknight / 10 Dec 2008 7:01pm / Permalink
Under current law, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) maintains the blacklist. Sites are added to the blacklist through a complaints process. The site is regularly 'washed' as sites often become inactive and so they are removed. Once ACMA receives a complaint about online content, it assesses the material in accordance with the National Classification Code and the Classification Board Guidelines for Classification of Films and Computer Games, which are agreed by all states and territories.
ACMA's decisions on content are based on the advice of ACMA staff who have been members of the Classification Board and/or undergo regular training by the Classification Board to help ensure consistency of decisions.
Return to the Promoting a Civil and Confident Online Society blog topic or see other responses:
- This is an attack on freedom of speech
- Why arenít PC-level filters sufficient?
- Why wonít the Government publish what is included in the ACMA blacklist?
- How does ACMA determine what sites will be included on the blacklist?
- Hasnít the Government already undertaken a trial of the technical issues surrounding internet filtering? Didnít this trial find that filtering was not effective?
- Wonít internet filtering reduce internet speeds?
- Internet filtering wonít stop peer-to-peer and BitTorrent traffic—so why bother?
- So what else is the Government doing to help protect children online?