Oz Takes Censor Laws to People

freedom       2001-06-20 
Proposed state laws expanding police powers to prosecute Internet content providers for obscenity will be subject to wider public consultation, the result of public opposition to the regulations. Critics say the proposed laws would provide authorities greater control over what people can read, write and view on the Internet in South Australia. Supporters say the state laws merely reinforce the principle that uniform standards should apply to all content -- whether it's online, offline, on film or on paper.