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Re: [SLUG] Stupidest law of the year candidate!
- To: DaZZa <dazza@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Stupidest law of the year candidate!
- From: Benno <benjl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 10:15:16 +1100
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu Feb 24, 2005 at 10:08:33 +1100, DaZZa wrote:
>We may as well shut down the internet now.
>If you don't have one already, login with
>Basically, it makes Australian ISP's liable for $55000 fines if their
>service can be USED to access child pornography and they don't report it
>to the federal police.
>Furrfu! If I was running an ISP, I'd just report the entire internet and
>be done with it. *Any* internet connection can be used to access child
>porn if you know where to look. As abhorrent as I find the concept of
>child pornography, this just has to be the stupidest law of the year. You
>might as well fine Telstra or Optus because child pornographers can talk
>to each other, if they know the right number!
If you read further it doesn't seem as bad. I think the article is probably
poorly written. Other new sources I've heard (JJJ radio), suggests that it if
they are made aware of a particular site carrying child-porn, and do not
restrict access to that.
Of course, there is a bit of a problem here, how can they check it? Since that
is also illegal. And who would make them aware of the child porn? Because
then you would have had to access the porn in the first place. So yeah, OK,
it is stupid ;)