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Idaho lawmakers, libraries agree on Internet filter bill

AP – “Idaho lawmakers and library officials are finally in agreement on a bill that would require library computers to have filtering software to block content deemed offensive to minors. The Senate Education Committee unanimously passed the bill Thursday and sent it along to the full Senate with a few amendments.”

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Lawmakers: Pornography has ‘permeated our society,’ library filters backed

Spokesman Review – “Idaho libraries would be required to filter Internet access for adults, under legislation that just passed the House on a 63-7 vote and headed to the Senate; they’re already required by federal law to filter Internet access for children. Rep. Mack Shirley, R-Rexburg, said a group called “Citizens for Decency” brought the idea to him. “As a result, I’ve done a lot of personal research into this topic,” he told the House. “My personal research has convinced me that pornography poses one of the greatest destructive forces … on the youth.”

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Warning: We Filter Websites

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Google weighs into internet filter debate

Digital Media – “Google has added it’s voice to the chorus of dissent against the Federal Government’s proposed mandatory internet filters. Google had already baulked at the Communication Minister Stephen Conroy’s assertion that it should do more to censor YouTube videos. However in a posting on Google Australia Blog, the company has outlined a submission it has made to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.”

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Fighting Internet Censorship in Australia

EFF – “Our fellow Internet freedom advocates at Electronic Frontiers Australia are gearing up for an important fight in the new year as the Australian government proposes mandatory national Internet filters with a secret blacklist.”

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