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While I don't have anything new to add, I need to add another voice in opposition to a poorly thought out idea. The list of problems with this "plan" is long (and I use the word loosely, because the plan to invade iraq had more thought put into it), but here's a short synopsis: 1) The usage of a blacklist that is updated whenever the "regulator" feels like it, without the public even knowing what is being blocked (such as online gambling sites, like one of the independants is pushing. How about political sites. maybe Al Jazeera news) 2) most child porn sharing happens outside websites anyway, so this filter isn't going to catch anything. 3) If this is really about child porn, then why not *just* block child porn? I can guarantee there won't be any opposition to just blocking child porn. 4) it *REALLY* concerns me that Conroy has not given a straight answer to any question about the internet filtering... either he doesn't know or, worse, he knows that if he gives us the details of his plan that there would be an even bigger public outcry. I work in an industry where looking up topics such as "rape counselling for children" is a legitimate websearch... but will the filter know that, or just blindly block me from being able to access the services that are so desperately needed? The list goes on, but maybe.. just maybe... there are enough ministers out there to sink this abortion of a plan before it goes into effect.
Topic: Minister Tanner's welcome