NSW DPP blasts Australian net censor plan

The NSW Director of Public Prosecutions has slammed the Federal Government’s internet censorship policy, saying it will have very limited, if any, success in achieving its aims.Nicholas Cowdery, QC, made the comments in response to a question from a journalist at a conference on e-crime in Sydney yesterday.”Crime prevention methods need to be practical … I’m not an expert in the field, but talk of filters, blocking mechanisms and all of that sort of thing, I think, ultimately, in a society like ours, are going to have very limited, if any, success in achieving the aims that their proponents set out for them,” he said.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/dpp-blasts-net-censor-plan-20090805-e9mq.htmlAlso see:NSW DPP Cowdery harpoons net filter plan
New South Wales Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery thinks the Federal Government’s ISP-level internet filtering plan is impractical and is sceptical of any mandatory filtering plan designed to protect net users. We know this because he very publicly told the 2009 eCrime Symposium in Sydney exactly that.Cowdery is perhaps the nation’s highest-profile prosecutor. But his views will fall on deaf ears. Because on this issue, the Federal Government is not for turning.

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