Internet Censorship and Government Legislation<br />Jennifer Liu <br />Lily Ji<br />27/09/2011<br />
Contents:<br />Summary<br />Analysis<br />Conclusion<br />Questions   <br />
GREAT FIREWALL OF AUSTRALIA<br />
?<br />INFORMATION SHOULD BE FREE<br />
“ACCESS CONTROLLED”<br />-Australia and New Zealand Overview<br /><ul><li>Offensive Content
Hate Speech
Copyright
Defamation
Surveillance</li></li></ul><li>Contents:<br />Summary<br />2. Analysis   <br /><ul><li>International Comparison
Australia Aspect
Government legislation
Media Climate</li></ul>3. Conclusions<br />4. Questions<br />
International Comparison<br />U.S.A<br />India<br />China<br />Australia<br />
U.S.A<br /><ul><li>Federal Laws
Communications Decency Act
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  1. 1. Internet Censorship and Government Legislation<br />Jennifer Liu <br />Lily Ji<br />27/09/2011<br />
  2. 2. Contents:<br />Summary<br />Analysis<br />Conclusion<br />Questions <br />
  3. 3. GREAT FIREWALL OF AUSTRALIA<br />
  4. 4. ?<br />INFORMATION SHOULD BE FREE<br />
  5. 5. “ACCESS CONTROLLED”<br />-Australia and New Zealand Overview<br /><ul><li>Offensive Content
  6. 6. Hate Speech
  7. 7. Copyright
  8. 8. Defamation
  9. 9. Surveillance</li></li></ul><li>Contents:<br />Summary<br />2. Analysis <br /><ul><li>International Comparison
  10. 10. Australia Aspect
  11. 11. Government legislation
  12. 12. Media Climate</li></ul>3. Conclusions<br />4. Questions<br />
  13. 13. International Comparison<br />U.S.A<br />India<br />China<br />Australia<br />
  14. 14. U.S.A<br /><ul><li>Federal Laws
  15. 15. Communications Decency Act
  16. 16. Children's Internet Protection Act
  17. 17. Censorship by institutions
  18. 18. Schools
  19. 19. Libraries
  20. 20. Telecommunication Companies
  21. 21. Wikileaks</li></li></ul><li>India<br /><ul><li>“Partially Free”
  22. 22. Information Technology Act (ITA)
  23. 23. Government blocking requests
  24. 24. Watch out what you say on the Internet</li></ul>BANNED<br />
  25. 25. People’s Republic of China<br />BANNED<br />
  26. 26. People’s Republic of China<br /><ul><li>Government Regulations on Pornographic, offensive content, violent and etc.
  27. 27. Internet Police
  28. 28. Comments, Blog and forums</li></li></ul><li>Australia<br /><ul><li>Government legislation
  29. 29. Broadcasting Services Act 1992
  30. 30. Copyright Legislation Amendment Bill 2004
  31. 31. National Broadband Network
  32. 32. Internet Censorship
  33. 33. RC rated material
  34. 34. Politically sensitive
  35. 35. USA against Australia’s filter plan</li></ul>“It will be mandatory for all internet service providers to provide clean feeds…<br /> -Stephen Conroy, <br />Minister of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy<br />
  36. 36. Australian Media Climate<br /><ul><li>More conservative</li></ul>Example: Neda Agha-Soltan’s death<br /><ul><li>Culture related</li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn0lwGk4u9o<br />
  37. 37. Conclusion<br /><ul><li>Government legislations to censor the internet apply to all countries
  38. 38. The level of internet censorship reflects the degree of democracy of that country.
  39. 39. Australia’s censorship is stricter than most of the other western countries. </li></li></ul><li>Questions<br />To what extent do you believe “information should be free”?<br />As a future journalist, will you obey the government’s regulation of not reporting some certain news, or will you insist to reveal the truth to the public? <br />The inherently independent and viral nature of twitter makes it almost impossible to regulate, and because individuals are involved instead of media houses, they cannot be influenced or swayed so easily. That’s why whether it likes this or not, the government will have to learn to live in the new realigned world where individual opinion makers have a lot of power, and their tweets are being seen by hundreds of thousands of subscribers.<br />What do you think about it with regard to the internet censorship and the influence of social network such as Twitter and Facebook?<br />

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