Danny Yee

Internet Censorship & Civil Liberties in Australia

Australian Censorship

Book Reviews

Sense and Censorship (Australian history)

Secrets and Lies (Schneier)

Word Crimes (blasphemy in C19 Britain)
Giving Offense (essays by Coetzee)

More book reviews: civil liberties, the Internet.


News and Links

content policing: infrastructure matters more than Facebook EFF
modern cars are a privacy nightmare - the worst product category of all Mozilla
"dating apps and sex toys publish more detailed security information than cars"
in 1995 I led a protest march against Internet censorship legislation by a New South Wales government which knew nothing about the Internet - it's amazing that the UK is planning something just as stupid in 2023 Verge
how explicit and implicit Chinese censorship constrains computer game companies Guardian
China imposes "national security" restrictions on speech and books in Hong Kong schools Amnesty
have the wowsers won the struggle over Internet censorship? EnGadget

(For more links, see my blog Pathologically Polymathic.)

Join in the Debate

Censorship in Australia is discussed on the stop-censorship mailing list.

Other Sites

Along with the Electronic Frontiers Australia site, the best source for information on Internet censorship in Australia is Irene Graham's Liberty or Tyranny site; her The State of Censorship covers Australian censorship more generally.

For coverage of the current events in censorship and moral outrage, a good source is Somebody Think of the Children. Refused Classification tracks bans on films and games.

Rod Williams has useful information on Australian film censorship. For privacy, the Australian Privacy Foundation does good work.

Many items censored in Australia are available at Amazon.

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Electronic Frontiers Australia: Protecting and Promoting Civil
Liberties Online

Danny Yee