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New Zealand Introduces Internet Filtering 215

Thomas Beagle writes "The New Zealand government has been stealthily introducing a centralised internet child-pornography specific filtering system. Voluntary for ISPs but not for their users, ISPs representing over 94% of the market are already intending to join. Read the general FAQ and technical FAQ about the proposed Netclean Whitebox implementation."
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New Zealand Introduces Internet Filtering

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  • by Blixinator ( 1585261 ) on Tuesday July 14, 2009 @10:00AM (#28690447)
    Just please don't move to America.
  • by bFusion ( 1433853 ) on Tuesday July 14, 2009 @10:08AM (#28690543) Homepage


  • by M-RES ( 653754 ) on Tuesday July 14, 2009 @10:18AM (#28690659)

    Won't somebody think of the children? I mean, come on, we're adults and we have easy access to our adult porn on teh tubes, but what about the kiddies, how are they going to access their porn if these filters are put in?

    Or am I misunderstanding the concept of kiddie porn?

  • by QCompson ( 675963 ) on Tuesday July 14, 2009 @10:37AM (#28690947)
    There's no way it could snowball. The NZ government is well aware of the possibility of a slippery slope and will do everything it can to avoid that situation. From the FAQ:

    Can other types of material be censored in the future?

    There is no reason why the same technology could not be extended to block websites with other types of content.

    Oh. Nevermind.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 14, 2009 @10:38AM (#28690961)

    First they came for the paedophiles and I did nothing to stop them because I was not a paedophile

    Then they came for the children but could not put them in with the paedophiles for obvious reasons, realised they had made a terrible mistake, so had to let them go again and I did nothing because I was not a child.

    Then they came for the gay people and found that they could put some of the gay people in with the paedophiles without too much problem but had to let the rest go and I did nothing because I was not gay, or so I thought at the time

    Then the paedophiles escaped and boy were they mad, and they came looking for all the normal people and I did nothing because by then I figured I was at least a bit gay and so did not fit the 'normal' profile but they had other ideas and took me anyway, and there was nobody else left to save me. Life just isn't fair sometimes.

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