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# 37693 17-Jul-2009 15:08
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read this article:



http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10584982



internal affairs says that telecom,telstraclear, and vodafone are interested in adopting the censorship.



having censorship means our internet speeds will be slower because every url has to be checked on a list before you can visit it. alot of the illegal websites are based overseas so are not breaking any nz law.



solution? if internal affairs find an illegal website that breaks a law of another country they should contact the authorities in that country and get them to shut the website down. then there is no need for censorship.

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  # 236478 17-Jul-2009 15:33
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Not that simple; and you are incorrect in what you are saying.

THe URL checked will be against a database of illegal websites, namely child pornography sites. It is still illegal to download that content whether on NZ servers or not. The internet speeds wont be as dramatic as you think; in fact it should only effect a ping rate not download speeds

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  # 236480 17-Jul-2009 15:37
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a slippery slope they are standing on the edge of here.

No one wants Child porn on the internet, but what next?

Barely legal aged porn being blocked as the sicko's are getting off on this?

Then more and more restrictions until you can't go to a porn site at all?

I like porn, adult porn, I hate kiddie porn and the sicko's that visit these sites but surely monitoring these sites and seeing who is using them is a good tool to put these people in jail where they can be someones b!tch is a better option isn't it?

 
 
 
 




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  # 236496 17-Jul-2009 16:43
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itxtme read this:

http://www.inquisitr.com/17448/the-economic-cost-of-internet-censorship-in-australia/

australia did a filter test and found a lot more than a small speed reduction.

yes it is illegal to download illegal content from overseas into new zealand so why doesn't the government go after the individuals doing this rather than setting up a filter which blacklist is not going to be made public so we won't know what websites are blocked and will cause a small speed reduction.

if either vodafone, telstra or telecom sign up to this i will be changing isps. i hope other isps like orcon and slingshot don't sign up.

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