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This is officially going on my list of "reasons to never go to australia" right after "thousands of creatures that can kill me". I refuse to go to a country where I can`t enjoy some porn with small breasted ladies in it.
Kidding, but only just.
NET NEUTRALITY FOR ALL!!!oh and free the small boobies too... damn
Well there goes 90% of the IAB community, straight out the door. "
...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. free internet for you.
That might be true if they were completely honest, the system was perfect and no-one was at all concerned about it.
Since none of those things are true, your conclusion is wrong.
The most important aspect of this sort of censorship is pre-emptive censorship due to deliberately vague definitions and the degree of harm involved.
Say, for example, you were a pornographer. You`d have a website, of course. You carefully check the age of every one of your performers and you make the usual porn - bad acting, inane plots and ludicrous dialogue. You`re making a pile of money from it.
So why risk selling in Australia, where you cannot know what porn is illegal until after you`ve already been labelled a child pornographer and general scumbag, thus ruining you and maybe jailing you?
I suggest you check out the censorship rating guidelines for Australia and, more importantly, how they are being implemented.
I`ll summarise, but I`m not asking you to take my word for it.
Sexual material that the censorship board claim they think might be pretending to depict someone who might be under 18 is banned in Australia (and many other places). Note that the age of the people involved is irrelevant - material in which everyone is over 25 can be classed as child porn in Australia (and elsewhere).
Some people with enough power have decided that any image of any woman with small breasts might be pretending to depict someone who might be under 18.
So there is at least some substance in the story. Australia is run by mad censors at the moment, so it`s both plausible and supported by evidence.
Well there goes 90% of the IAB community, straight out the door.
Oh, well, can I get a refund of my membership dues for the Australian chapter of the IBTC?
I never realized Australia was a communist country.
Which was my whole point. Unless the Nutcase Conspiracy World Government Giant Computer Under Parliament House Running the World movement is right for once, and the government DO actually start blacklisting any site they like, then the average person will NEVER see a blacklist ban page because you have to be one sick puppy to even be trying to access the stuff they`re blocking. And I`m not talking normal Rule 34 here, I`m talking extremely sick twisted crap. We can do without it, go back to your brown paper mailbox deliveries whoever wants that stuff.
Because even though the Act hasn`t been passed yet, it obviously needs to be put in place, trialled and tweaked or else it would be 5 years after the Act before anything happened. The filtering has been operating "in testing" for just over two years already.
Good thing there`s New Zealand to balance things out!
Then why were they talking about passing one last year? And what sites are actually filtered cause ive never seen a page saying that the page is banned.
Vit, we have problems of our own too. We still need to pay attention to the bills that get voted on in our country, and revive our constitutional rights that people seem to be forgetting.
Aussies, the fact that you have internet censorship in the first place is terrible. I`m very sorry to see that. :(
It WENT through, 2 years ago. Although it is constantly being refined and adjusted, you`ve been filtered by the govt all that time. The fact that you didn`t even know you were being filtered means they`re doing it right, IMHO.
Basically that whole article was over-hyped bullpoop and exaggeration. Despite working in an Online Access Centre AND being a net nerd, I have *NEVER* seen the government`s blackban page pop up. Ever. Nor have I ever met anyone who has. So sure, in theory the government blocks a lot of sites; but in practice, you have to ask yourself what sort of sick mofo sites they are, if no-one you ever heard of has ever been blocked.
Pay more attention to whats going on, this stuff if legit and it will most likely go through (Depends on opinion). It`s not fake, google `the blacklist Australia porn` in keywords and you will find many more writings on the topic. I feel sad that you have not caught up on all this.
Email me for the blacklist if you wish (That`s apparently not real according to the government.)
Damn that government tricking me into thinking i can see that porn site when infact its a site that just looks exactly the same but its fake. Tin foil hats arent standard they just look cool
However, I think the person who wrote this article is (rightfully) opposed to censorship and so he put a spin on it to make it seem unreasonable. He probably took the most insane sounding quote and made it seem like that was the whole story.
I give Australia the benefit of the doubt because everyone I know from Australia is really cool for the most part.
Have you ever stopped to think if the government is making you think this way? Believe it or not; everywhere else in the world tin foil hats are not considered a standard accessory.
this is al i could find BlankTom
Whats next? A man`s 30 year old wife wears pigtails in public and he gets arrested?
And BTW there is a huge difference between underage teens and actual children. Laws around the world don`t seem to understand that.
Australia is self-marginalizing into a pariah state.
In addition they will lose millions in tourism dollars.
could everyone stop jumping to extreme conclusions when they don`t know anything?
good job with democracy down there...if you`re representatives aren`t representing your views why are they still in office?
as someone said on the page - what about men.
my solution, anything under 7" will be considered too small. if you thought porn was fake enough already, be prepared for a whole lot of unreal sized penii and breastesses
No seriously I feel pretty dismal about this. :\
But seriously, censorship is a joke. I think it makes people want it that much more.
Secondly, everywhere in that article it says "Australia" it should say "Australian government" because the views of the government are not the views and opinions of the entire country and Iâ€™d thank them for realising that.