Long-time readers of this site will be aware of my antipathy over what Ebay has become, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to read about Senator Conroy’s plan to block it from Australians:
The Federal Government has now set its sights on gamers, promising to use its internet censorship regime to block websites hosting and selling video games that are not suitable for 15 year olds.
…a spokesman for Senator Conroy confirmed that under the filtering plan, it will be extended to downloadable games, flash-based web games and sites which sell physical copies of games that do not meet the MA15+ standard.
Isn’t that wonderful? I’m sure Australians will be more than happy to lose access to eBay, Amazon, and any other overseas commerce sites that won’t be bothered reorganising themselves just to pander to the pitifully small Australian market.
Good luck with that, Stephen.