Thursday, 4 December 2008

Framework for cleanfeed filtering

According to "Analysis of the Government’s technical testing framework for the upcoming censorship pilot" (from, the black list will be comprised of an initial list, as well as a supplementary list made from complaints. Does anyone see anything wrong with this?

Complaints are based on opinions. So therefore, wouldn't it be correct to assume that the final blacklist is made up of what people have subjectively classified as offensive? If the people complaining so quickly are offended, why don't they just go and surf to the Disney website. I'm sure they won't complain there - unless they find it offensive that Donald Duck does not wear pants. I'm sure they can be adult enough to leave the offensive material, and "choose" to go somewhere else.

I've also recently received the same email a few times from different sources. There appears to be an on-line petition to gather people's names and lodge them forward. I don't know the effectiveness of these petitions, but here is the email:
Did you know the Government is proposing an internet censorship scheme that goes further than any other democracy in the world?

I've just signed a petition to prevent the scheme that will make the internet up to 87% slower, more expensive, accidentally block up to one in 12 legitimate sites, will miss the vast majority of inappropriate content and is very easily sidestepped. The government of the day may add any ‘unwanted’ site to a secret blacklist under the scheme.

Our Government should be doing all in its power to take Australia into the 21st century economy, and to protect our children. This proposed internet censorship does neither. Can you join me and take action on the net today to save the net?
Do something (useful) now! Don't let the government please a small majority of "wowsers", and rob the rest of Australia of their freedom to information.

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