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Committee Formed To Scrutinize Australia's Web Censorship Law 24

Bismillah (993337) writes A government inquiry has been launched into whether or not Australian authorities are using Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act inappropriately. Last year, the Australian securities watchdog used Section 313 powers to force ISPs to block a quarter of a million web sites — in order to prevent access to just 1,200 sites the authority deemed harmful. From the inquiry page: "How law enforcement agencies use section 313 to request the disruption of such services is an important public policy question. Section 313 is also used for other purposes, but the Committee will inquire solely into and report on government agency use of section 313 for the purpose of disrupting illegal online services. The Committee invites interested persons and organizations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference by Friday 22 August 2014."
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Committee Formed To Scrutinize Australia's Web Censorship Law

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 17, 2014 @08:47AM (#47474295)

    lots of terrorists have domains that reside on these ips as start page. Also murderers and rapists use it every day. Sometimes domains on these ips are used to publish threat vids.

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