Thursday, January 3, 2008

A notice to my ISP

Please forward this to your communications director and to your accounts department. Consider this a notification that I want to apply for any opt-out policy that my ISP creates in response to the government's recent proposal to extend the coverage of the ACMA blacklists and the intention to impose mandatory filtering requirements on all ISPs. I wish to make it crystal clear that I have not, do not and will not consume child pornography nor do I harbour any secret desire to. To demonstrate my good faith in this matter, I will consider applying for any voluntary service that you offer that restricts access to material of this kind, provided the performance of my feed is not affected and that all editorial decisions are made by a board of well-respected Australians from a broad cross-section of the community and that all deliberations of the editorial board that result in blocking decisions are fully transparent and absent of covert or overt or Government influence. I would also ask that my ISP does what it can in the public sphere to resist these potentially draconian changes to Australia's internet access. If you are unable to respond positively to this e-mail within the two weeks, I will be seeking to transfer my business to another ISP who will. Yours Sincerely, Jon Seymour cc: Stephen Conroy (Minister), Tanya Plibersek (Local MP)

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