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Australia & Time Magazine: Stephen Conroy's Blacklist


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Time Magazine features us this week. Yay?

The ACMA “blacklist”, as it became known, was promptly posted online, becoming a handy compendium of internet depravity in one convenient package — courtesy of the Australian government.

Am I the only one that thinks TIME mixed up the messages – the blacklist (not the filter) has been around for years and years and peer to peer’s impact is still being figured out.

My presentation at Broadband Australia last year about why filters won’t work once “Consumer ISPs” become the norm – and yes, reselling telco services are illegal but yes, 802.11s international standards mean that that law will be unenforceable.

I gotta tell ya though, blacklists have existed as long as I’ve in telecommunications (since the early ’80s).  For data, I remember Libya getting blocked a few times in the mid ’90s, by big American ISPs, so it’ s not that new.  Censorship has existed since the moment we put one person in power over a group.

Stephen Collins is bloggin’ mad too.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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