People have been asking for some time now whether GetUp! will be entering the ring in the fight against net censorship down under.  Well today we may be that one step closer to knowing. GetUp! has published a story from Colin Jacobs of EFA and that’s a good sign they are interested.

In his article Filtering at Odds with Broadband Revolution Colin writes:

Although very limited filtering has occurred in other democracies, the scope of the Government’s plan is much broader and is only comparable to that attempted by repressive regimes around the world. Before the scheme is in place, pressure is already mounting in Parliament to expand the scope of the mandatory filter to encompass all adult material and other categories such as gambling or anorexia-related sites. It’s hard to see how the Government could resist this pressure when bargaining in the senate to get important legislation passed.