Today Show – Internet Filter

I spoke with Karl this morning about Internet censorship, which in case you didn’t know, is about to go ahead later this year, although in a limited format.

Basically ISP providers can sign up to a plan whereby up to 500 dodgy websites will be filtered and nobody will be able to see them if their ISP has them blocked. This filter is not quite the all-encompassing version that the Minister of Communications Senator Stephen Conroy is championing, but it is a start.

Now, I don’t think it was stop the trade in child pornography, as there are probably a lot more than 500 websites that have such objectionable material on it, but it will probably reduce the chance of accidentally stumbling across one of these sites and being subjected to such horrendous images.