The list of which ISPs will or won’t implement the filter has been moved to Tech Liberty.
I wrote to XNet (owned by World Exchange) and asked them not to implement the filter. No response yet. Here’s the text of my email: http://twtlong.com/ten68h
Good move, Andrew. The fewer ISPs that participate, the more irrelevant the whole thing becomes.
I encourage other people to write to their ISPs and ask them not to participate in the DIA internet filtering.
Written to TelstraClear.
“TelstraClear … not aware of any sites that had been wrongly blocked”
Why would they be aware? As I understand it, they pass requests through a transparent proxy and the magic box at the DIA then decides if the URL is clean or not. Are TelstraClear monitoring the results from the filtering?
Are TelstraClear employees then privy to the list of URL’s that the general public don’t know about?
Undecided as yet.
ISP opt-in is relatively easy; customer opt-in is harder.
Tier-1 -2 -3 opt-in opt-out is not clear at this stage. For BGP customers, same scenario as ISP opt-in.
cheers, thanks a lot for taking your time and writing to all these ISP’s mate, much appreciated.
Orcon is actually still on the fence.
James – aye. That was based on the following from Orcon’s PR company on 16/7/2009 :- “At this stage Orcon is not filtering, and doesn’t have any filtering activity planned.”
I’ll be updating the list soon and putting it on the TechLiberty.org.nz site.
I’ve moved my writing about internet freedom to a new group blog, Tech Liberty.
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