Australia’s Internet filtering too ambitious, doomed to fail

December 8, 2008

Ars Technica have written an excellent article attacking the various approaches the Government are considering for implementation of their proposed internet filtering system.

It’s tough being a government these days; who has the energy to clean up the Internet after a hard day’s work bailing out the financial sector? Not the Australian government, it seems. Rather than actually doing something about illegal content, they just make a list of it and tell ISPs to filter everything that’s on the list. Sidestepping the murky political details and—for the moment—the civil liberties problems inherent in this approach, let’s take a closer look at the technical aspects of such a plan.

Read the full article at Ars Technica.