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Australia to block all P2P?

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The Australian government has said today that new technology could be used to filter all P2P traffic. Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy added, "Technology that filters peer-to-peer and BitTorrent traffic does exist and it is anticipated that the effectiveness of this will be tested in the live pilot trial." The controversial censorship plan was originally believed to be for restricting ...

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#1
I guess Australians won't be getting any Linux distributions for Christmas :(
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#2
I refuse to use the word "blogosphere" ever. Oh crap! OK, unless I'm quoting it! ;-)
#3
Originally posted by ivymike:
I guess Australians won't be getting any Linux distributions for Christmas :(


Why is that linux is free they said they are blocking p2p and you don't get linux well I mean you can but you also can get it directr download from sitres it depends on what version.
#4
Wow...interesting article. Total control is scary.
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#5
rrrev Suspended account
Stephen Conroy,you are a *.
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#6
But what about the abduancy of legal P2P? Some online games don't rely on dedicated servers but on P2P. So gamers in Australia will be prohibited from playing these games? As usual, politicians don't look further than their noses.
#7
I hope he listens to the comments on that blog of his. There are so many things wrong with his idea on so many levels. More money needs to be devoted to social programs and the police force to crack down on stuff like child pr0n. Not on limiting what people can see. If it's on the internet, then the act has already been committed. Spend more money on preventing the act in the first place.
#8
Originally posted by rrrev:
Stephen Conroy,you are a wanker.

I second that!
#9
Today censorship/blocking like the Chinese government.
Tomorrow Communism like the Chinese government? Go Labour!

How ridiculous - Whatever happened to 'rights'.
#10
oappi Suspended due non-functional email address
Well i bet vpn providers will be getting few deals from australia when this shit lauches.

It is totaly useless to try to block any content at internet someway or another ppl will get what they want unless you shutdown "internet" on your good nation. Granted not everyone has know how to use vpn, but there will be more providers like strong vpn (dont know if it is good never tried) who gives you step to step guide with pictures so you cant do it wrong.
#11
Welcome to teh future, HEIL!!
#12
Every one should retaliate by not buying their products and bankrupt the dirty bastards.
#13
Originally posted by hammy1111:
Every one should retaliate by not buying their products and bankrupt the dirty bastards.
Whose products? The Australian Govt's? If you're an Australian Citizen, it wouldn't be a good idea to bankrupt your own govermnent, even if there was a way.
#14
Never gave much thought to the "mark of the beast" crowd. Didnt even know what it was until I wiki'ed it and..now I aint laughing at the Christians anymore. :(

Scary times.
#15
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Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy added...
I guess it's a bad sign if your country has a "Broadband Minister".
#16
As if the internet in Australia isnt bad enough slow uploads,overpriced, many Aussies unable to access highspeed connections due to pairgain and rims, a hardware inferstructure that Noah bought with him on the ark and now this Moron wanting to decide what is "safe" for us to view and download online
#17
Nice country Australia - not enough Politicians swinging on the lampposts though.
#18
This is why i really hate living in this country sometimes.
#19
why o why did i vote 4 Labour... i kinda want jonh howared... :(
#20
And when companies start sueing the ISP for disrupting their legit traffic? Then individuals sue for disrupting their legit transfers? Better put my coat on. I feel a storm brewing!!!
#21
Bunch of commie bastards we should be demonstrating in streets over this what a infringement on free speech next we wont be able to demonstrate at all.

If it gets any worse ill quit the army and start saying for liberty along with throwing Molotov cocktails at government buildings along with everyone else.
#22
Australia reaffirming its position as the broadband backwater of the world.

Overpriced, slow, controlled by the monopoly known as Telstra... And now this horsesh!t from our elected idiots.
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#23
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The Government takes the issue of cyber-safety extremely seriously and welcomes public debate about how we can achieve our goal of protecting children from harmful internet content. We wouldn't have set up this site (or published negative comments on it) if we were trying to close down discussion.
Oh man, please stop with this stupid "Oh won't someone please think of the children" mentality.

If your going to block P2P networks and Bittorrent at least give me the REAL reason you doing it.

Furthermore, if you read the article, it has much more negative implications than just blocking of file sharing networks. The ability to screen all traffic and block out anything that the Central Committee, oh sorry, I meant the Labour Caucus, deems inappropriate for us poor children.

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Welcome to teh future, HEIL!!
HEIL indeed.
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#24
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is the "Manchurian Candidate".
#25



BIG BOTHER is WATCHING!!, well apparently. He looks asleep on the job if you ask me.
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