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[News] Censorship Increased and Civil Rights Degraded in Australia

  • Subject: [News] Censorship Increased and Civil Rights Degraded in Australia
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 11:33:05 +0000
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South Australian Government gags internet debate 

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|     * Anonymous comments banned for SA 
|     election
|     * Michael Atkinson says speech still 
|     free
|     * Media says censorship is 'draconian'
| SOUTH Australia has become one of the few 
| states in the world to censor the 
| internet.
| The new law, which came into force on 
| January 6, requires anyone making an 
| online comment about next month's state 
| election to publish their real name and 
| postcode.


Rann Government curbs internet debate

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| South Australia's Attorney-General has 
| defended tougher laws on political comment 
| made on the internet.
| During election periods, anyone posting 
| comment or blogs must publish their real 
| name and postcode.
| Michael Atkinson says it has long been a 
| requirement that newspapers verify 
| personal details for letters published 
| during election periods.


Does Freedom Of The Press In The UK Include Just Making Things Up?

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| Of course, it's also noted that Reporters 
| Without Borders ranks the UK higher than 
| the US when it comes to freedom of the 
| press, leading the professor to claim that 
| perhaps the UK press is a little too free 
| when it feels comfortable making such 
| totally unsubstantiated claims.


Vision Media Requests Injunction Against Blogging That âCast[s it] in a Negative Lightâ

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| When it added Public Citizenâs defense of 
| Julia Forteâs 800Notes.com to the Citizen 
| Media Law Project database  the Project 
| took note of a bizarre motion filed by 
| Vision Media, asking the court to prohibit 
| any public discussion about its lawsuit, 
| including blogging.   The motion is an 
| apparent response to my email to Vision 
| Mediaâs counsel inviting them respond on 
| this blog to my comments about their 
| lawsuit.  



Internet Blackout: The final verdict

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| The Great Australian Internet Blackout
| campaign against mandatory ISP-level
| filtering has attracted twice as many
| websites to its cause as had pledged before
| it began.


Lundy plays good cop to Conroy's bad cop

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| Last week at the annual Australian national
| Linux conference in New Zealand, Waugh, a
| former self-styled open source advocate, was
| using loads of  tired bizspeak to promote
| the so-called open government policy  - but
| she avoided saying anything about the
| filter. When someone dd try to engage her on
| the subject, she did a deft sidestep.
| Meanwhile, yesterday, at the closing
| ceremony of the same conference, the other
| half of the family, Jeff, was urging people
| to black out their avatars on their social
| networking sites to protest against the
| policy.

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