The Great Australian Internet Blackout

The Great Australian Internet Blackout is a combined online and offline demonstration against imposed online censorship. We’re collaborating with Electronic Frontiers Australia (and hoping to bring on similar organisations soon) to make sure every Australian knows why this draconian policy is unacceptable.

We’re gathering steam within the online community opposed to this policy, then broadening our audience with offline outreach efforts. Our first big demonstration will be during the week of Australia Day… websites across the country with go dark for the week, and we will celebrate the national holiday by joining the traditional Australia Day public parties across the nation, wearing black (hey, it’s a “blackout” after all!) and informing our fellow citizens about the threat of imposed online censorship.

Check out the website for more info, follow @OzNetBlackout on Twitter and get involved via Facebook group and events.

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3 Responses to The Great Australian Internet Blackout

  1. Just posted a story about it on the CFF website/twitter/facebook

  2. Jeff Waugh says:

    Thanks heaps, Matthew!

  3. That video’s awesome!

    I wrote a post that sums up my thinking on why the internet filtering idea is useless and can’t work on my blog: http://stephengentle.com/blog/tech/why-internet-filtering-cant-work/

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