[News] Governments Try to Kill Freedom of Speech, Limit Internet Reach

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Roy Schestowitz

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Aug 10, 2007, 9:43:50 AM8/10/07
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Here are the Aussies using the "think about the children" strategy to introduce
filters.

Australia to provide Internet filters to thwart perverts

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| Australia will provide a free Internet filtering service and access to a
| hotline in a bid to thwart perverts seeking to contact children, Prime
| Minister John Howard said Friday.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070810/tc_afp/australiainternetchildrenabuse

Later on, these "perverts" will be people who criticise the PM.

AT&T censors Pearl Jam's anti-Bush lyrics

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| Pearl Jam fans and Internet watchdogs were up in arms Thursday after it was
| revealed that AT&T censored portions of the rock band's live concert
| cybercast on Sunday.
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http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6201759.html

The West is not so different from China when it comes to censorship _after
all_. Technocrat goes further and says that Net neutrality comes into effect
here:

Real World Test of Net Neutrality

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| AT&T took the opportunity to censor some political lyrics, which should be a
| little peek into their mindset and how they wish things to be.
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http://technocrat.net/d/2007/8/9/24656

And consider this:

FCC says 'no' to cheap rural Internet

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| It will come as no surprise to discover that TV companies have brought
| considerable lobbying pressure to bear to spare the American public...
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=41593

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