[AusNOG] Happy new year / New rules for age-restricted internet and mobile content after the 20th of january 2008

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Wed Jan 2 19:42:20 EST 2008

On Wed, Jan 02, 2008, Bevan Slattery wrote:

> My advice is be prepared.  The eventuality here is that ISP's will be
> required to put in a filtering system.  That is a certainty in my books.
> This is an election promise for a first time government wanting to keep
> Family  First happy.  ISP's simply need to limit the damage.  HTTP pr0n
> blacklist isn't a big headache one would think.  Something that can be
> handled by a variety of software applications and/or appliances.  If you
> can't win, you need to pick second best and give the good Senator a tick
> in the box.  Of course, it's going to be cluster f*&^ even then, but at
> least he can focus on FttN.  Oh dear.  What a year it's going to be.

(I know I might be laughed or flamed for this suggestion, but here goes.)

If anyone's at all interested, I'm more than happy to work with someone
on building a Squid plugin to provide "AU-government-friendly" HTTP
filtering support in an upcoming Squid release.


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