[AusNOG] More legislative interventions

Paul Wilkins paulwilkins369 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 11:55:16 EST 2019

In addition to previous comments, the kind of material that may become
subject to a take down notice, is of such a disturbing character that this
content should already be subject to the fiduciary duties of service
providers, ensuring warnings to those who would find the content
disturbing, and ensure minors can't access it. Now if service providers
aren't doing that, they're either negligent, are preferencing profit over
their civic duty, or in a few cases, directly profiting from hosting
content of a violent nature.

There should be little cost to service providers in implementing take down
notices. Video can now easily be fingerprinted, and repeat postings
autoflagged for moderator take down.

The Assistance and Access Act was a big deal because it represents a
credible threat to the democratic rights to freedom of speech and privacy.
The Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material Act on the other hand, is at
worst a distraction, but rather looks like the government doing what
they're supposed to do. I can't see Voltaire going to the barricades to
protect people's rights to propagate murder videos.

Kind regards

Paul Wilkins

On Sun, 7 Apr 2019 at 18:35, Chad Kelly <chad at cpkws.com.au> wrote:

> On 4/7/2019 12:00 PM, ausnog-request at lists.ausnog.net wrote:
> > They don't.  This legislation is grandstanding, using the Christchurch
> tragedy to
> > bolster the Coalition's flagging reputation ahead of the Federal
> election,
> > and isn't intended to actually*work*.  Not that that'll mean it'll get
> > repealed if Labour gets in -- if they threw it out, they'd "look weak on
> > terruh", so it'll stay.  I'll eat my hat if any employee of the big
> social
> > media companies is ever actually charged under this Act, though.
> Yeah I doubt anything will actually happen.
> The internet industry was bound to be regulated sooner or later and I
> think that time has now come.
> But I think discussion with industry bodies would of been handy before
> just introducing new laws.
> --
> Chad Kelly
> Manager
> CPK Web Services
> Phone 03 5273 0246
> Web www.cpkws.com.au
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