haha! that's a total mindf@ck, clearly "a long time ago in a galaxy far away" wasn't as long ago as I'd originally calculated.
On topic, can these filters be worked around with a proxy?
No one knows or no one cares? That was an interesting post Mark Harris of Waikanai. Frankly I'm staggered watching the various clampdowns on offer in the name of safety measures to preserve freedom.
The answer is "probably". Proxy servers can get round most stuff in the way.
However, that will drive more innovative means for illicit distribution such as encrypted tunnels, VPNs and the like. It's an discussion I've had over the last few years with DIA and some of the ECPAT and Netsafe people: blocking access is only going to affect the least culpable - the curious and the accidental. It's not going to stop the dedicated, and it's not even going to slow the production of the material.
Their view is that every little bit helps. My concern is the unintended consequences that may arise form technological censorship.
To be fair to them, they are serious and dedicated people, especially at DIA, and my hat's off to them for the work they do. There is a gap, I think, in the policy process that (as you point out) is not being addressed. Though I think no-one would worry too much about nude photos of Angus Young, except the health authorities ;-)
omigod! I listened to it and it's going to take me till New Year's to recover.
It's damn lucky, no one saw fit to add to this thread by trying to explain for the fourth time why it actually isn't easy to distinguish between erotica and pornography,
Last time someone tried to explain relative perception to me, I found I strongly disagreed.
That doesn't surprise me at all.
Quality thread necromancy. Pity nobody cares anymore, or they'd still be here.