No Clean Feed – Protests

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Well my friends I’ve finally come across the details of some upcoming protests against the internet filter! Thank god because I was worried that the mainstream public didn’t really care about it, and thats never a good sign for change. Educate, agitate, organise – thats the way to get things done!

So if you disagree that you should be forced to have mandatory filtering of your internet, on both legal and illegal materials defined by no clear reasoning or organisation, of questionable accuracy, that slows your internet on average by 30% and is presumed to block 1 in 100 sites accidently (that could be your own blog!) then the way to speak up about it is to visit No Clean Feed or to attend one of these protests:

Melbourne – 13th Dec, 1pm-5pm, State Library

Sydney – 13th Dec, 11am-4pm, Town Hall

Brisbane – 13th Dec, 11am-3pm, Brisbane Square

Hobart – 13th Dec, 11am-1.30pm, Parliament Lawns

Adelaide – 13th Dec, 12pm-4pm, Parliament

Darwin and Perth have not been organised yet. Its a Saturday so you don’t have to worry about getting time off work, and if you live in Melbourne like me and rock up and its looking kinda feeble, you can always chant a couple of lines then skip across the road to Melbourne Central for some shopping love. And you will be right near one of the last remaining Starbucks shops in Vic so you can get a frappe! I’ve been craving one for months.

Anyway this is all about anti-censorship and free speech. I hope that just because I’ve discussed things like porn, strip clubs, drugs and disliking Kevin Rudd my page won’t be blocked (plus you might not have noticed this, but I sometimes say the f word!), but seeing as they are blocking content unsuitable for children the chances for staying open for business are slim. Stephen Conroy has actually been blasted in Parliament for being misleading with his campaign, in particular for saying that there were similar filters in the US, the UK and Canada, which is a complete fabrication, so thats a bit of good news. Someone is checking facts at least.

Its about time they got to see exactly what they’re up against. The internet is serious business.

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14 Responses to “No Clean Feed – Protests”

  1. This Devil's Workday Says:

    If this doesn’t result in cops on horses I will deem it a massive failure.

  2. LuLi Says:

    I’m hoping it will result in street blockades and inner city chaos.

  3. Domino Says:

    It’d be cool if there was one in Canberra on the 4th of December…That’s when I’m there on that school thing…that’d be hilarious.

    I’m definitely checking it out.

  4. Insanity540 Says:

    Thanks for the comment, much appreciated.

    I’ll have to read all your posts, at a glance they seen pretty deep and reflective.

    Like the clean feed pic you choose for this post.

  5. LuLi Says:

    Domino – That would be pretty cool if you and your classmates all got to attend.. Just run off on your teacher and go!

    Insanity – Npz buddy, same to you :) The posts are gettin a bit deep, I agree. Might have to lighten up the mood a bit. That pic made me smirk so I had to add it!

  6. Ray Dixon (Bright) Says:

    You’re right, LuLi, if the filters block by keystrokes then a whole lot of great blogs that shouldn’t be blocked, will be blocked.

    Bloody hell, Grods has no hope here! And what about Wah?

  7. Frog Says:

    Will definately do my part! :P

  8. LuLi Says:

    Ray, you’re in the government (or soon to be!) can’t you work something out for us sweary x-rated topic bloggers? Wah will never see the light of day again!

    Frog, good work! We need you.

  9. This Devil's Workday Says:

    I think we’re missing the most important point here, and that’s that I may be about to lose all my pornography privileges. My imagination ain’t what it used to be! TV and the internet has destroyed it!

    If that doesn’t anger you, let me know, I’ll work on it.

  10. Ray Dixon (Bright) Says:

    Well, if I’m elected it’s only Local Government and this is a Federal matter. Local councils would be just as powerless as the rest of us to stop it, although they could pass a motion to write to the Federal Govt and ask them not to do it, for all the good that would do. Somehow though, I think this might get watered down at the last minute.

  11. LuLi Says:

    TDW – It made me lol.. And think you are a creep! :P

    Ray – We’ll just have to take your campaign all the way. Why stop at Bright?

  12. Den Relojo Says:

    Since their emergence, computers and the Internet have become a mechanism that nearly every man, woman, and child in the world have been able to utilize. E-mail has become one of the world’most accelerated form grow of communication and the Internet has become one, if not the most colossal source of information available today. You can hunt just about almost everything you wanted to know with the stroke of a few keys on the keyboard. However, along with these arguably positive aspects of the Internet, there lies much negativity which borders the Internet and its use. Access to teenage pornography, bestiality, brutal murder pictures, XXX stories, and other unethical sites is extremely easy to be accessed. In fact, according to one study, the pornography industry has grown 63% since the Internet came into the mainstream. It is one of the leading industries on the Internet and has become quite a controversy in the United States (and other countries of course). Censorship of such sites has done very little due to the fact that most parents feel that these sites are not accessed by their children.

  13. This Devil's Workday Says:

    You’re lying! You’d never think I was a creep. I’m far from it.

  14. LuLi Says:

    Den – It has grown, its much more mainstream now. I agree that childrens eyes are being opened to this type of stuff a lot earlier (and I agree with your entire comment just about) but a universal ban on the internet is not the way to go. And the way things are looking, its just about that bad. A filter should be completely optional.

    TDW – lol, ok you’re right, I’m just playin =]

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