31 December 2007

Australia censoring the Internet?

This article over at TechCrunch reports on a new law in Australia designed to provide a "clean feed" of Internet content into the country. This law is an initiative of the newly elected Labor government. I had blogged earlier about the implications of this election on telecoms ... but I hadn't been aware of this element of the electoral campaign.

I think this points to the tension between information openness and social preferences that every country has to deal with in the Internet age. Do you think that censorship of this kind is an effective way of dealing with it?

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