Legal and Ethical Issues 2015.ppt

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One the relevant questions was whether the alleged defamatory publication took place in US or Victoria. The Court said that, provided a plaintiff can show that the defamatory material was read by at least one person in Victoria, a finding that the tort has occurred in that jurisdiction will be virtually automatic. The High Court held that the Supreme Court of Victoria has the jurisdiction to hear the case and to apply the law of Victoria
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29 Impact of Dow Jones v Gutnick Gutnick caused a global stir amongst cyberspace libertarians. Their perspectives were captured in an editorial in The Australian : “anyone who puts information on the Internet is, under Gutnick's defamation ruling, effectively publishing in every nation instantaneously, creating every second millions of excuses for governments and the law to step in and stop you or anyone else from taking part in informed debate.”
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30 References Federal Cybercrime Legislation Includes: Cybercrime Act 2001 (Cth) inserted as Part 10.7 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth) Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) Spam Act 2003 Telecommunications (Interception) Act 1979 (Cth) Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) NSW Cybercrime Legislation Includes: Crimes Amendment (Computer Offences) Act 2001 (NSW) inserted as Part 6 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) Electronic Transactions Act 2000 (NSW) Fair Trading Act 1923 (NSW) Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998 (NSW)
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