Wikileaks taken off Australian blacklist

Wikileaks taken off Australian blacklist

Summary: The Australian Communications and Media Authority has confirmed that specific pages on the whistleblower site are not being filtered or prohibited

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Wikileaks is no longer on the Australian blacklist of banned websites, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

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In March 2009 the authority revealed that a number of pages on Wikileaks were put on the blacklist of banned websites because the pages linked to websites on Denmark's blacklist.

"Currently, the ACMA list of prohibited URLs that is notified to accredited filter providers does not contain any URLs within the Wikileaks website," the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) told ZDNet UK's sister site ZDNet Australia in a statement. "Since April 2010, the ACMA has investigated two complaints about specific pages of content on the Wikileaks website, which both resolved to content found to be not prohibited."

Sites on the blacklist are what the ACMA marks as refused classification material. This material would be blocked under the Australian government's proposed mandatory internet filtering scheme. However, the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General will review what is defined in the category of refused classification material before the government moves ahead with any legislation surrounding the filtering scheme.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Wikileaks removed from ACMA blacklist on ZDNet Australia.

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