Australia – Internet censorship

Internet Censorship

Austrália cria censura à Internet e as reações são imediatas. Muito similar em princípio ao péssimo projeto de lei sobre cibercrimes no Brasil. Vejam matéria do Herald Sun na íntegra: Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship | Herald Sun. Abaixo trecho apontando para uma “cortina de ferro virtual”.

“(…) Human Rights Watch has condemned internet censorship, and argued to the US Senate ‘there is a real danger of a Virtual Curtain dividing the internet, much as the Iron Curtain did during the Cold War, because some governments fear the potential of the internet, (and) want to control it’

Groups including the System Administrators Guild of Australia and Electronic Frontiers Australia have attacked the proposal, saying it would unfairly restrict Australians’ access to the web, slow internet speeds and raise the price of internet access. EFA board member Colin Jacobs said it would have little effect on illegal internet content, including child pornography, as it would not cover file-sharing networks.

‘If the Government would actually come out and say we’re only targeting child pornography it would be a different debate,” he said. (…)”.