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Usenet filtering - offtopic for AFFS ? Re: [Fsfe-uk] Just a Minute

From: Simon Waters
Subject: Usenet filtering - offtopic for AFFS ? Re: [Fsfe-uk] Just a Minute
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 18:34:57 +0100

Martin Coxall wrote:
> > But I'm not sure we should address
> > issues of say newsgroup filtering by UK ISPs, which a "freedom"
> > term might cover.
> Well, that rather depends on in which context you mean. If, say, an ISP
> decides to unilaterally not carry alt.binaries newgroups, then this is
> an internal issue for them.
> If the EU tries to pass a directive requiring ISPs not to carry
> alt.binaries newsgroups, then we should get involved.

As far as I know the UK government already insists that UK ISP's
carry filtered feeds.

The main stuff filtered is child pornography, but I was under
the impression alt.drugs was filtered as well, at least at one

Many moons ago I subscribed to alt.drugs after I heard it was
filtered, just to see what was going on, and it looked like it
was. But it is hard to tell who is filtering what, and why in

I think this stuff belongs more to groups like EFF, than the

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