Posts Tagged ‘OpenInternet’

  • Poll result: What digital policies did Open Internet supporters vote for?

    Aug 23 2010, 6:04

    In the days leading up to the election, EFA ran a poll for #OpenInternet supporters asking the question: What digital policies will your vote be supporting in Saturday’s Federal Election?  The poll defined the NBN as being Fibre to the Home (FTTH) as opposed to Fibre to the Node (FTTN)  or a wireless broadband network. […]

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  • POLL: Will the Proposed Internet Filter affect the way you vote in the Federal Election?

    Aug 5 2010, 4:24

    Please click on the sharing and bookmarking links below to encourage the largest number of people possible to have their say.

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  • 5 ways around the filter in 2 minutes [Video]

    Aug 4 2010, 6:40

    We object to the Government’s plan to censor the internet for a variety of reasons – it won’t help parents, it won’t help police, it’s secretive, it costs a lot of money. Perhaps these points are debatable, but one isn’t – experts agree, anybody who wants to will be able to get around the censorwall, […]

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  • It’s Time to Tell Mum

    May 27 2010, 7:00

    We’re excited to announce that EFA have today launched a new campaign to raise public awareness of the Government’s internet filter: “Time to Tell Mum.” The campaign features comedian Akmal Saleh and exhorts Australians to tell their mums about the filter plan and what it won’t do for Australian families. One of the big challenges […]

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  • Tonight on your ABC … the Internet filter

    May 10 2010, 1:57

    On ABC1 this evening both Four Corners and Q&A will focus on the Australian Government’s policy to introduce mandatory ISP-level Internet filtering. On Four Corners, reporter Quentin McDermott will examine the filter in a story called “Access Denied”: A story that reveals how an apparently well meaning attempt by government to protect children from video […]

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  • DBCDE forum reveals filter legislation not drafted

    Apr 29 2010, 3:57

    Delimiter has reported today on screenshots of a forum being hosted internally by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), which suggest that there is yet to be a complete draft of the planned legislation and the possibility that it will be made an offence to promote methods of circumventing the filter: Electronic […]

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  • SMH comes out against the filter

    Apr 26 2010, 4:03

    Today’s Sydney Morning Herald, in an editorial entitled “Conroy tilts at a web windmill“, sharply criticised the filtering plan. (Scroll down to see the filter piece). The editorial, in only 400 words, accurately summarises the tone of the debate thus far and puts forward the key objections why those who understand the plan are so opposed […]

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  • Libs take Government to task over U.S. filter opposition

    Apr 22 2010, 3:09

    EFA has received the text of a letter from Liberal Party Senator Sue Boyce to Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Foreign Minister Stephen Smith demanding they come clean on the nature of representations made by the U.S. government regarding their internet censorship policy. Recent revelations that the U.S. Department of State had broached the subject with […]

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  • Do web filters hinder free speech?

    Apr 15 2010, 12:03

    Al Jazeera has posted a thoughtful opinion piece on Internet filtering by Robert Faris and Jillian York.  Robert Faris is the Research Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.  Jillian York also works at the Berkman Center and is involved with Global Voices Online. The piece is particularly concerned about what precedent […]

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  • Senator Conroy in The Punch

    Apr 7 2010, 12:42

    Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister responsible for the Government’s plan to censor the Internet, has a piece in The Punch today, “Don’t believe the myths on the ISP filter”: There is a lot of misinformation circulating about the Government’s ISP-level filtering proposal and Eliza Cussen was right to warn people they shouldn’t believe everything they […]

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  • Help persuade Tony Abbott to oppose the filter by Lobbying a Lib

    Apr 6 2010, 11:24

    On ABC’s Q&A program last night, the Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott indicated that he was not yet convinced that the Government’s plan to filter the Internet would be effective. However, he did not commit the Liberal Party to opposing the policy in the Parliament. The Australian provides this recap: OPPOSITION leader Tony Abbott […]

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  • The importance of digital civil liberties

    Mar 31 2010, 11:34

    Electronic Frontiers Australia is currently running a fundraising drive so that we can continue to expand and campaign for your online civil liberties.  Although EFA has been leading the Open Internet campaign against the Government’s proposal to censor the Internet, that is just one aspect of our activities and interests.  In addition to Internet censorship, EFA campaigns on […]

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  • International media covers Internet censorship in Australia

    Mar 31 2010, 10:52

    The last two weeks have been particularly positive for the Open Internet campaign against the Government’s proposal to censor the Internet.  The policy is beginning to get the mainstream media scrutiny it deserves and Senator Stephen Conroy is clearly beginning to feel the pressure: the Government delayed the introduction of the legislation; Senator Conroy felt it […]

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  • Listen to Senator Stephen Conroy on Australia Talks

    Mar 29 2010, 8:23

    Earlier tonight Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister responsible for the Government’s plan to filter the Internet, was a guest on Australia Talks with Paul Barclay on ABC’s Radio National.  The other guests were Colin Jacobs from Electronic Frontiers Australia, network engineer Mark Newton and Andrew Graydon from Netsweeper, an internet filtering and web access company.  Learn more here. You can download the […]

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  • Google: “An open web helps keep the bastards honest”

    Mar 29 2010, 11:06

    Iarla Flynn, the Head of Policy for Google Australia and New Zealand, has a piece in The Punch today on Google’s position on the filter: At Google, we value free expression. While we recognise that protecting the free exchange of ideas and information cannot be without some limits, we believe that more information generally means […]

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  • Senator Stephen Conroy to be on Australia Talks on Monday

    Mar 28 2010, 11:36

    Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister responsible for the Government’s plan to filter the Internet, will be a guest on Australia Talks with Paul Barclay on ABC’s Radio National on Monday evening (6pm AEDST, 5pm Qld/NT and 3pm WA). The Australia Talks website has all the details here (and here is a screenshot confirming Senator Conroy’s […]

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  • Stay up-to-date with all the Open Internet news

    Mar 25 2010, 5:28

    If you are keen to stay up-to-date with all the latest new on the Government’s mandatory Internet filtering policy, in addition to checking this blog now and again, you can visit the News page.  The News page features links to all the latest news stories from around the world that are relevant to the Open Internet […]

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  • Video of Senator Stephen Conroy on the 7pm Project

    Mar 24 2010, 9:34

    Tonight Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister responsible for the Government’s plan to filter the Internet, appeared on the 7pm Project to discuss the policy.  You can watch the segment here:

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  • Google on the Internet filter

    Mar 24 2010, 4:53

    Google’s Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Australia and New Zealand, Lucinda Barlow, was interviewed on The Midday Report today about the Australian Government’s proposed internet filter, criticising its scope as too broad. You can watch the interview here.

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  • Senator Stephen Conroy will be on the 7pm Project tonight

    Mar 24 2010, 1:03

    Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister responsible for the Government’s plan to filter the Internet, will be a guest on the 7pm Project on Channel Ten tonight.  You can tweet your questions to @7pmproject. If you, or your friends and family, have questions about the policy after watching Senator Conroy  on the 7pm Project tonight, visit […]

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