Well, LJ loves to get it’s panties in a twist, over, well, anything. It’s truely a boring day if drama isn’t happening on Livejournal. Yep, I found this interesting.
It’s interesting, a perfect example of Freedom of Speech vs. Protection of the Civilians. Theoretically, if people are blocked from child porn, there will be fewer crimes against young children. Whether this is true, I’m not really sure, I’d have to look up some studies and evaluate them.
I, personally, do not have a big interest in slash, but if this was occurring here in American, ever fiber of my conservative democrat being would be furious. Not having access to anime and manga sites would be extremely upsetting. Not to mention, we’re promised the freedom of speech here in America, and this would be a violation of that (Within limitations, as determined by a few famous Supreme Court cases)
However since it’s happening in Australia, where they aren’t promised freedom of speech, I can only shake my head. I’m not happy about it over there. I believe that it’s farther then a government should go regarding censorship. Unfortunately, I could sit here, and rail against the evils of censorship, but I don’t think that Australian government officials would really care what those here in America would think.
So what do you readers think? A good move by Australia, or a bad one? Should foreigners speak up against this, or leave this to Australians to deal with?