Welcome to the party Germany!

Something the current Australian Government should not be proud of proposing is the Clean Feed (read more about it here and here) which seems to be an inspiration to the German Government who appears to be thinking of having one too!

“Germany’s Minister for Families has announced a legislative initiative to force ISPs to implement a government-mandated block list (in English), which will be updated daily. The BKA (Germany’s equivalent of the FBI) will be in charge of generating and maintaining the list. As usual, this is being brought in under the ‘fight child porn’ guise. The minister is quoted as saying: ‘We must not water down the problem’ in reply to being challenged that this law and technology could be used to censor other content. She then went on to say: ‘I can’t know what wishes and plans future governments will develop.’ She has agreed the principle of the legislation with the interior minister and the technology minister, which in German coalition government terms means it’s pretty much a done deal.”

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Mike Beckham

Mike Beckham resides near Melbourne, Australia.

One thought on “Welcome to the party Germany!”

  1. Mike,
    This is the old “foot in the door” trick, governments world wide are scared at the amount of info the general public is getting via the internet. To maintain control governments need secrets, they don’t wont the people knowing what’s going on.
    If the people allow this sort on screening today, it will become a blanket white out tomorrow. We should ALL resist censorship of the internet.

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