Relax: Conroy’s filter can be safely ignored


The government does not care, in the least, whether you reconfigure your system to bypass the filter, or teach a hundred people to each teach a hundred others to do it.

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  1. This really is the clincher in terms of the absurdity of the filter.

    If it isn’t illegal to bypass the filter, why have it?

    • I am kind of torn between thinking this is a good thing (because nobody will get arrested for working around the filter) and thinking that it kind of obscures the real issue here.

  2. I wonder if it will be legal to set up an Aussie company that provides a proxy local that gets around it. Tunnel to Asia and Singapore to route the traffic. A lot of people will be dubious (and should be dubious) about going through foreign proxy or VPN servers.

    • I don’t see why not, if the Government is going to avoid targeting training classes. However, it will depend on the exact legislation that Conroy lands in the Parliament. I have a suspicion that this sort of company would be classed as a network services provider, which might mean it might have to mandatorily filter the internet, which would defeat the whole purpose of setting it up etc.

      if you get what I mean ;)

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