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2008: The year of the content filter

¬†Kimberlee Weatherall is an IP expert who spoke at Linux.conf.au to give an update of the year in cyberlaw. Her tips include the opinion that the campaign to kill off software patents has stalled, that DRM won’t be dead until movies and pay TV join the music industry in dumping it, and that 2008 will be the year that copyright warriors sets their sights on ISPs.

She warned that the current Government’s plan to bring in mandatory ISP-level internet filters will probably go ahead despite the problems associated with putting it into practise, because “Governments want to be seen to be looking after the children.”

I wrote the story up for ITNews and you can read it here:

2008: The Year of the Content Filter 

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