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Internode, iiNet Not Voluntarily Filtering Child Porn

One of the “surprise” elements from last week’s filter delay announcement was that Telstra, Optus and iPrimus have all started voluntarily filtering known child pornography websites. But as Renai LeMay over at Delimiter discovered yesterday, Internode is not going to follow suit, while iiNet is waiting to see more details about the voluntary filtering proposal.

Internode are taking the position that home-based solutions are the way to go, rather than responsibility falling on their shoulders. They maintain that responsible parenting and PC-based filtering solutions are a much more effective way of protecting kids.

Meanwhile, iiNet is keen to see more details of the voluntary filter proposal before committing to whether they’ll implement it or not. Although reading the quote from iiNet CEO Michael Malone, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the ISP is more likely to follow Internode than Telstra.

Considering 69 per cent of you guys believe that the voluntary filter put in place by Telstra, Optus and iPrimus is all we need, it’s clearly an issue that needs more discussion. Hopefully the Internet industry can find a way to agree on exactly what path the entire industry moves down, rather than have us constantly live under the threat of government regulated censorship.

[Delimiter]
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