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I thought it was a law too, I was corrected. Some ISPs, but not all, have voluntarily taken this action. LiveLeak.com is not on the ACMA blacklist, has nothing to do with the usual vague accusations of illegality, an ever-broadening and inclusive term. This was about footage of the Christchurch shooting, ditto 8ch.net and others.
This is quite concerning, if you please take a moment to really think about it. LiveLeak shows a lot of news footage that is censored from (our mostly globalist, leftist) mainstream media. Think of the average internet user. What kind of percentage in Australia do you think even know what a DNS is?
I'd argue that a robust case against the stance that Telstra is able to do what they want, within the laws of Australia could be formulated. I do respect your argument, and point of view, and agree partially. However, it would be easy to argue that this censorship affects many people, is not mandated by law, and is not circumventable for the average user. It therefore restricts the internet access of many. I don't see why the ACCC would not have jurisdiction over this restriction of service.
I agree that it's a real shame we have no guarantee of free speech in our constitution, but countries that do, like the USA, have seen theirs progressively eroded anyhow, using the misused, ill-defined, and fluid, "hate speech" term, so it's value is probably not as high as we may assume.
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