Danny Yee

Internet Censorship & Civil Liberties in Australia

Australian Censorship

Book Reviews

Sense and Censorship (Australian history)

Secrets and Lies (Schneier)

Word Crimes (blasphemy in C19 Britain)
Giving Offense (essays by Coetzee)

More book reviews: civil liberties, the Internet.


News and Links

how explicit and implicit Chinese censorship constrains computer game companies - Guardian
China imposes "national security" restrictions on speech and books in Hong Kong schools - Amnesty
have the wowsers won the struggle over Internet censorship? - EnGadget
Australia tries to legislate around encryption - MarkNottingham
nothing has changed since I led a protest march in 1996 against Internet censorship - Quillette
Cambridge University Press censors 300 journal articles for China - Guardian

(For more links, see my blog Pathologically Polymathic.)

Join in the Debate

Censorship in Australia is discussed on the stop-censorship mailing list.

Other Sites

Along with the Electronic Frontiers Australia site, the best source for information on Internet censorship in Australia is Irene Graham's Liberty or Tyranny site; her The State of Censorship covers Australian censorship more generally.

For coverage of the current events in censorship and moral outrage, a good source is Somebody Think of the Children. Refused Classification tracks bans on films and games.

Rod Williams has useful information on Australian film censorship. For privacy, the Australian Privacy Foundation does good work.

Many items censored in Australia are available at Amazon.

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Electronic Frontiers Australia: Protecting and Promoting Civil
Liberties Online

Danny Yee