Network Level Content Blocking (UK) for people who cant be bothered to read the article..

alex at alex at
Fri Jun 8 15:51:57 UTC 2007

On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Donald Stahl wrote:

> "The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of 
> zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
> -Judge Louis Brandeis

> I am not willing to give up any of my own liberties to protect children.  
> We already have laws that do that and judging by the number of people
> arrested they seem to work. You reach a point of diminishing returns.

Before *this* thread spins out of control, I would like to draw your
attention to NANOG-L AUP, available at ,
particularly #6: Postings of political, philosophical, and legal nature
are discouraged.

In other words, it is on-topic to discuss operational effect of filtering
- what the original post started with. It is on-topic to discuss how to
filter and comply with government or corporate mandates to filter. It is
on-topic to discuss existing logging/filtering solutions and their
operational impact.

It is "not so much" on topic to discuss legalities of filtering, but I
think most agree that it still belongs here.

It is clearly off-topic to discuss lists of british colonies, or civil
liberties or protection of children - there are better forums to do this.

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-alex (acting mlc chair)

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