Link-deletion notices issued from 2000 through to 2012

G King made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Communications and Media Authority

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The request was refused by Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Dear Australian Communications and Media Authority,

I hereby request a copy of all "link-deletion" notices issued by the ACMA from January 2000 through to October 2012.

Yours faithfully,
G King

ACMA Content Assessment, Australian Communications and Media Authority

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Dear G. King,


Please find attached response to your request received on 25 November 2012
by the ACMA.


Yours sincerely,


ACMA Hotline

Australian Communications and Media Authority
E [1][email address]



The ACMA is a member of the International Association of Internet Hotlines
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G King left an annotation ()

Reason for rejection: "Exempt content service document" as defined in section 4 of the FOI act.

Nathanael Boehm left an annotation ()

Perhaps the request could be refined to redact the offensive material? I suspect the only part of the information that is offensive is the URLs and perhaps page titles (if captured) but you could still get the dates the notices were issued, the domain owners' names and contact details (which is public information anyway in DNS records except where a proxy registration service is used, which given the content type could be most), the issuing officer and other metadata.

Failing that, you could get aggregates — surely ACMA would have some sort of taxonomy for classifying links rather than a single list, so at least you'd get a breakdown beyond the basic sum total.