[plug] what we need is a good (generic) document describing w hy the legislated ISP requirements cannot 'reasonably' be implemented...
dbuddrige at switch.com
Thu May 27 00:38:29 WST 1999
> Good idea. The only problem being that the government are a bunch of
> with no sense of humor.
I don't care if they don't get the joke, as long as they can't put me (or
anyone else) in prison or fine them... 8-)
> "Buddrige, David" wrote:
> > As you are aware, our clue-challenged government has decided to pass
> > legislation making ISP's responsible for content on their servers and
> > importantly) to take _resonable_ steps to block porn sites...
> > However a clause which (might) be the saviour of the internet in
> > is this (as understood from article -->
> > http://www.afr.com.au/content/990508/perspective/perspective1.html...
> > "We are only requiring ISPs to take reasonable steps. We are
> > up a framework that allows regulation of the internet to be tested on an
> > ongoing basis. It will be organic. It will evolve."
> > Ok, so if we are required to use "reasonable" steps, if we can
> > produce an on-line document that explains adequately why basically there
> > no reasonable steps to be taken, then no steps need be taken...
> > I suggest that the document should be Open content licensed or somesuch
> > avoid any problem with maximum number of ISP's simply posting the page
> > (modified to suit their own needs) and be done with this stupidity....
> > what says everyone?
> > cheers
> > David... 8-)
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