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IIA releases code of practice for Internet content providers

30 April, 2008
By Allison Orr

The Australian Internet Industry Association (IIA) has released its draft code of practice for Internet content providers for public comment.

In Australia, Internet industry codes must be approved, monitored and enforced by the government regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).  In order to have the draft approved, the IIA is now undertaking a process of consultation with industry and the community. 

The draft code aims to provide efficient and responsible self-regulatory guidelines for content service providers to ensure minors are protected from viewing content that is inappropriate.

Once finalized, content service providers that are compliant with the code will be eligible to join the IIA’s "Family Friendly" scheme.

You can read the full report: INTERNET INDUSTRY CODE OF PRACTICE.  The deadline for comments is 15 May 2008 and can be made to code_consult@iia.net.au.

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