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How many Australians are behind plans to censor the Net? Virtually none, says a new survey from ISP Whirlpool, conducted between December 31, 2008, and February 1 this year. Governments and companies still believe they can continually fly in the faces of the people who put them into power and who keep them in business, and get away with it. But that was in the good old days before the Net gave us the ability to communicate with each other almost instantly, no matter what time of day, or where we are. Thanks to its policy of suing customers instead of wooing them, the corporate music industry is now on its last legs. And politicians such as Australian Labour leader Kevin Rudd, who wants government-controlled online censorship complete with a blacklist’ of sites, are learning they answer to the people, not the other way around. “This is an opportunity to drive a nail into the coffin of internet censorship, so we’re looking for creative ideas to produce a TV ad that will turn up the heat on our campaign to Save the Net,” says Australian acitivist group GetUp. “Script ideas, images, music, video content or just a good pun - your brainwave could end up on national TV! “We’ll turn the best ideas into a TV advertising campaign ready to hit the airwaves in April. Submit your ideas!” The campaign should generate plenty of support. When people in the Whirlpool survey — verified a total of 19,763 times — were asked how the issue of internet filtering affected their voting at the last Australian federal election, only 2% of Labor voters supported it, says the report. And almost two thirds of Labor voters hadn’t even realised a filtering policy was being proposed, it says. On top of that, almost 90% of respondents wouldn’t use the government’s proposed optional filter component, “a staggering result,” says the survey. Meanwhile, Wikileaks.org, which published the blacklist, has been offline since yesterday duye, no doubt, to being swamped for requests.
It is hard to stay polite, but I will try. It is hard to find a thread on this forum where the last post is not from bacon666. Almost any new post may expect at least one reply and you never guess who the poster is..., right, bacon666. A wild guess makes me think at least about 50% of the posts are off topic or have at least very little to do with the subject.I'm sure this is not clear enough because I'm sure this post will trigger another post from bacon666, which proves you want to have the last word, no matter if it brings help or not.
DNS isn't absolutely necessary though. It's just used because words are easier to memorize than an IP address. ----- ip addresses can be blocked as well.