Posts Tagged ‘internet regulation’

Australia delays controversial web-filtering

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Hopefully, they’ll delay web-filtering permanently … or there goes the openness and freedom of the internet.

The Australian government is delaying the implementation of controversial web-filtering to conduct an independent review of websites that are due to be blocked the BBC has reported.

The filter is part of a long-standing plan by the Australian government to block the countries access to dangerous and inappropriate web content, but it has come under repeated attack from Internet and privacy activists who claim that it is a breach of people’s civil liberties and human rights.


FCC opens up for public comment on its new third way to regulate the Internet

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

In many ways, it seems like the internet is better off without regulation … but since they’ll probably find a reason to regulate it anyway, maybe this “third way” might be the answer.

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Notice of Inquiry that begins the public process of comparing possible frameworks for broadband Internet regulation.

The Commission seeks comment on the following issues: