The content filtering story

The long road to banning 'unsavoury' websites

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February 2009: Senator Conroy announces six ISPs as being on-board for the six-week pilot of the content filter scheme: Primus Telecommunications, Tech 2U, Webshield, OMNIconnect, Netforce and Highway 1. Optus and iiNet are still in discussions with the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE). In the same month, Independent South Australian senator, Nick Xenophon, speaks out against the Government’s filter scheme, highlighting his concern that it will not stop P2P pedophile networks.

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