Re: Re: Copyright Law Bans Forwarding of E-mail in Australia
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on March 07, 2001 at 03:47:44:
In Reply to: Re: Copyright Law Bans Forwarding of E-mail in Australia posted by Tim on March 06, 2001 at 19:08:52:
: : "Big Brother" is alive and well "down under."
: : As of 4 March 2001, the forwarding of e-mail (ANY e-mail) without the permission of the sender is illegal in that country. For more information, see the news article in the Australian "Sunday Telegraph" at:
: : http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,1768268%5E421,00.html
: : (Reactions from the USA and other countries?)
: That is absolutely absurd...I think it would be a lot easier if emailers
My understanding of the law is that the right to enforce is in the individual, thus unless the Australian Goverment has put a penalty on the action and or screens transmissions, there may be no impediment.
M. Arthur Auslander
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