1996-08-27 - Threat to Australian internet WAS Re: USPS

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From: Charles Senescall <apache@quux.apana.org.au>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-08-27 09:58:20 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 27 Aug 1996 17:58:20 +0800

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From: Charles Senescall <apache@quux.apana.org.au>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 1996 17:58:20 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Threat to Australian internet WAS Re: USPS
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On Mon, 26 Aug 1996, Bruce M. wrote:

If u think this is a worry, u should take a look at what the government 
owned monoploly telco here in Australia is doing..

On Mon, 26 Aug 1996, Bruce M. wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Aug 1996, 
William H. Geiger III wrote: > 
> > Once in place all the goverment needs to do is ban all e-mail not sent
> > through their system. Add this to the outlawing of all non-keyescrowed 
> > encryption, and the ability to archive all messages sent through their 
> > system. Now the goverment would have total access to everything you 
> > wright. 
>     Why not?  I believe it is already illegal to place anything in a 
> person's physical mail box that the post office hasn't processed.  For 
> the sake of preserving the 'integrity and security' of the Internet I 
> can see the govt. taking such future actions.

Or 'they' can use our Telco (Tel$tra) 's approach and introduce 
_timecharged_ local data calls as it is trying to do here in Australia.

What better or easier way to destroy our meagre outlet for free speech 
than to cost it out of existance.

See Stewart Fist's excellent article on the subject currently available 
on "The Australian" newspapers site:

<A HREF="http://www.australian.aust.com/computer/columns/fistcom.htm">

See also draft legislation at

<A HREF="http://www.dca.gov.au/govtpol.html">

and Universal Telco Service Obligations at

<A HREF="http://www.dca.gov.au/"> (many references) 

They took our firearms last month..they're comin back for the net this month.

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