DonGould:freitasm: Here is what happenes when a group of ISPs block an IP address because someone in the government has no clue how technology works: 1200 domains, including community education group Melbourne Free University have their sites offline in Australia because someone, for some undisclosed reason, ordered ISPs to block an IP address.
This strikes me as a reason for us to put more effort into education.
I attended an Internet New Zealand meeting on Tuesday where exactly these issues were discussed. The meeting was open to all members.
As for reasons not to put filters in play, the article I've linked above, makes far more sense to me than any of the technical arguments I keep seeing presented.
My biggest concern with technical arguments is that often they're wrong and this just creates ammo for folk wanting to push their infrastructure.
The article above doesn't talk to me as much about technical issues, but trust and global issues which the technology in these filtering systems actually can't provide assurances (to me anyway) of addressing acceptably.
I'm glad you changed your views, even though it took a newspaper article to change you from being a proponent of blocking and filtering.