[LINK] FW: ping: Idol blunder links gay porn site
stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue Nov 23 13:11:02 EST 2004
And further to this, from the Oz-ISP mailing list...
>From: "Dale Clapperton (lists)" <lists at blackbird.net.au>
>To: "ozisp" <aussie-isp at aussie.net>, <isp-australia at isp-australia.com>
>Subject: [Oz-ISP] Redirecting caseydonovan.com to
>caseydonovan.com.au may be illegal
>Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 08:11:54 +1000
>Some information from others, and my own testing, show that Telstra are
>publishing bogus DNS records for caseydonovan.com, causing people trying to
>get to that site to reach a Telstra server, which returns a page redirecting
>their browser to caseydonovan.com.au.
>(For those unfamiliar with this controversy, see
>I've also heard rumours that other ISPs are doing much the same thing. I'd
>like to point out that doing this is: 1) Bad; 2) Sets a very bad precedent;
>and 3) Is probably illegal.
>CRIMES ACT 1914
>- SECT 85ZD
>Wrongful delivery of communications
>A person shall not intentionally cause a communication in the course of
>telecommunications carriage to be received by a person or carriage service
>other than the person or service to whom it is directed.
>Penalty: Imprisonment for 1 year.
>In summary, don't help Telstra cover up their incompetence by doing
>something which is very bad practice, and probably illegal.
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