|Australia's plans to censor the net...
||[Jan. 2nd, 2008|01:54 am]
"The satanic siren call of pornography does not let people - once
caught - off the hook so easily (Romans 7:21-25); for once they have
purposely viewed pornography, they are changed individuals, with
disturbing, often violent, images burned onto their psychological
‘hard drives’," he said.
A seething Dr Roger Clarke, chair of the Australian Privacy Foundation, bluntly described the proposal as "stupid and inappropriate".
He said not only was it unworkable, but it was a sinister blow to an individual's rights to use the internet without censorship.
"Not only will it not work, it is quite dangerous to let the Government censor the net and take control out of the hands of parents,' Clarke said.
"It is an inappropriate thing for them to be doing. Mr Conroy is like a schoolmaster playing god with the Australian population, all because of the dominance of a moral minority."
Conroy's view is that the legislation - compared by critics to Chinese-style internet censorship - will only render unseen the most vile and extreme sites.