aba.au: New codes of practice for the Internet and mobile content

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New community safeguards for the Internet and mobile telephone content are in place from today, with the registration by the Australian Broadcasting Authority of three new codes of practice for the Internet industry.
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Content Code 1 and Content Code 2 aim to improve Internet users? access to Internet safety tools and information. They require Internet service providers to prominently display relevant links on their home pages, and to provide regular updates on these matters during the year.
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Content Code 2 also contains rules for content delivered to mobile telephones with audio-visual capabilities. This code prohibits mobile content that is or would be classified RC or X, and requires access to content classified R or MA to be restricted to users who ?opt in? to such services and verify that they are 18 years of age or older.
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Content Code 3 contains a process for dealing with overseas-hosted Internet content that has been the subject of a complaint to the ABA and found to be prohibited. Such content is notified to the makers of selected Internet filter products, which ISPs must make available to their customers at the time an account is opened, either directly or via a filter software portal maintained by the IIA.