Internet Filter Given Green Light in Australia.

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Dec 15, 2009
  1. Cermage
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    Member Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    source: ABC news

    Jesus, a fair few people aren't going to be happy.
     


  2. Edgedancer

    Member Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

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    This site may very well be blocked from us in the future.
     
  3. raing3

    Member raing3 CNET_Richard

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    Fucking Australia. No 18+ games and now internet filtering. I don't care about blocking pedophile sites and such but I hope they don't go too overboard with blocking crap!

    The Government is fucked in the head if they believe Australia wants compulsory internet filtering.

    Rather than compulsory internet filtering I think Australia would much prefer cheaper and faster internet.
     
  4. nitrostemp

    Member nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    if they block torrents the shit is going to hit the fan
     
  5. Raiser

    Member Raiser I am mad scientist.

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    Australia is going fuckin nuts man... what's goin on?!
     
  6. Sir-Fritz

    Member Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yeah for all we know gbatemp could be blocked if they decide its cause it details how to do illegal activity.
     
  7. Bladexdsl

    Member Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    calm down it only blocks sites with child sex and drug sites which i neither give a fuck about nothing else.
     
  8. OmerMe

    Member OmerMe GBAtemp Fan

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    Do you really care..?
     
  9. updowners

    Member updowners lurklurklurk

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    We're fucked and there might be a domino effect [​IMG]
     
  10. OSW

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    Sure, I don't care about certain types of sites being blocked, but it opens the door for restricting other things and taking it too far.

    The government shouldn't be able to make a judgement on this, we are supposed to be a democracy.
     
  11. Canonbeat234

    Member Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

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    Bwhahahahahahahahahahhaha, Australia is really trying hard to make their country a reasonable place to live in. Although I give them credit for not caring about millions of $$$ they are going to lose if they make this decision.
     
  12. Elritha

    Member Elritha GBAtemp Addict

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    They'd be better off trying to educate the parents of kids that they need to be supervised when on the internet.

    The last part is a bit too vague, the 'commit crime' section.
     
  13. referencer

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    You are very naive, especially for someone on this site. GBAtemp is near the forefront of things that'll get blocked after people decide that mandatory filtering of drug sites and "sexual violence" is okay. I also hope you don't use any torrent sites, because they're right next to the frying pan as well.
     
  14. DeltaBurnt

    Member DeltaBurnt I'm bored

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    I knew I never should I started talking to Australia when I got drunk that one night, it gave him too many ideas.

    We may also want to keep our eyes on Canada, I may have accidentally said something to him to...
     
  15. House Spider

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    Glad I don't live there. No porn. [​IMG]
     
  16. alidsl

    Member alidsl I am now a lurker

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    No way I could live without that [​IMG]
     
  17. Hop2089

    Member Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    What kind of legendary bullshit is this? Free money to block other content, what is this China, even China's censorship will never compare to Australia's once this is implemented. Australia will not be entitled to have anything good eventually.

    ~Cannonbeat

    It will be billions lost from this decision and anything else they cook up.
     
  18. Maikel Steneker

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    Exactly. I'm really glad that I don't live in Australia. I hope this doesn't spread to European countries...
     
  19. outgum

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    And this is why i live in New Zealand XD

    And also, What if people want those sites? [​IMG]
     
  20. EnigmaXtreme

    Member EnigmaXtreme GBAtemp Maniac

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    Trust me if this gets through Conroys house will be burnt down by vandals and Kevin Rudds poll numbers will plummet, Only a Labor PM can be in power and still manage to screw up so badly we all vote for Tony Abbot, a man with the charisma of an Arnotts Arrowroot biscut
     

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