[LINK] Australian Net censorship - update
Wed, 23 Feb 2000 19:27:14 +0800 (WST)
On Wed, 23 Feb 2000, Rachel Polanskis wrote:
> > Actually the ~zz tipped me off, since thats what uq uses for their
> > usernames...
> > [whois.net.au]
> > domain: uq.net.au
> > descr: The University of Queensland (ACN: )
> > The University of Queensland
> > Brisbane Qld 4072
> > *grin* im not sure if thats worth less or more paranoia :)
> More paranoia.
Good for the soul.
> If I understand correctly, hosting commercial web sites or
> providing commercial access to the Internet via AARNET
> contravenes one of the telecommunications acts doesn't it?
As I understand, it's a combination of contractual obligations, policy,
and legislation. (Don't ask about the trouble our local RNO went through
to get connected to our local internet exchange)
> Several community based web sites hosted by UWS were closed down
> a year or two ago because of fear of contravening such regulations.
> What makes UQ special? Or am I paranoid again?
Glen, I think would be the only person who could explain them, it's
all terribly complicated. (I tried to think it through and my brain hurt)
> I can't off hand remember exactly what these regulations are - too tired.
Mark "wrt uq.net.au - yet another DNS crime, hey Curtin currently uses
Mark Tearle - firstname.lastname@example.org
"If a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man." - A Clockwork Orange