Hollywood wants DIA child porn filter extended to copyright

July 4th, 2014 at 1:00 pm by David Farrar

3 News reports:

It has been revealed top Hollywood studios asked for access to a controversial government-run internet filter – so they could stop Kiwis accessing pirate and torrent websites.

RadioLIVE reported the Motion Pictures Distributors Association wanted access to the Internal Affairs child pornography filter, so they could block access to copyrighted material.

But they were knocked back by the Government and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says that it is partly because internet service providers refused.

“They were not prepared to agree to that extension and in any case it would have shifted the mandate somewhat from ’s primary focus on preventing sexual abuse of young children.”

The child pornography filter is a voluntary one.

It is good to see the Government knocked the request back. If I want a filtered Internet, I’d live in China.

When the voluntary DIA filter was introduced, many of us were nervous that one day other groups would try to extend it beyond the narrow remit of images, and try to have it block all material that different groups want blocked. As it is voluntary, that can’t happen easily – ISPs would stop using it. But beware the day when a political party proposes making it mandatory.

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6 Responses to “Hollywood wants DIA child porn filter extended to copyright”

  1. Redbaiter (7,522 comments) says:

    When are Obama’s Hollywood liberal backers going to latch on to the fact that like the fax machine and the cassette tape recorder, big budget movies full of overpaid brain dead prog actors and with banal scripts and poor story lines are an outdated business concept?

    People’s basic freedoms should not be restricted just to pander to bunch of greedy libs who have for decades made far more money than they ever should have.

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  2. Spoon (101 comments) says:

    Dunne says that it is partly because internet service providers refused.

    How did it even get as far as ISPs? Wee bit of concern it actually prompted conversations rather than an immediate knockback.

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  3. Redbaiter (7,522 comments) says:

    “Wee bit of concern it actually prompted conversations rather than an immediate knockback.”

    Don’t think these slimy self serving desk driving big govt addicted bureaucrats wouldn’t implement this scheme if they thought it remotely possible.

    The other issue is when did these conversations take place?

    Hard to imagine such things could be discussed without referencing Kim Dotcom.

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  4. m@tt (587 comments) says:

    “It is good to see the Government knocked the request back.”
    From reading the story it looks more like the ISP’s did. I see nothing to convince me that the government would not have acquiesced if the ISP’s had said ‘Yeah sure’. Probably be mandatory too.

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  5. Weihana (4,496 comments) says:

    If I want a filtered Internet, I’d live in China.

    But beware the day when a political party proposes making it mandatory.

    I think it’d be rather amusing to watch them try.

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  6. Viking2 (11,125 comments) says:

    Oh they will sooner or later. Keys two best freinds in the world. Obama and Cameron. Both have this intention.

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