[LINK] itNews: Tas Police fed up with Social Media

Noel Butler noel.butler at ausics.net
Mon Jul 16 23:43:01 AEST 2012

On Mon, 2012-07-16 at 13:18 +0000, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

> > It's likely that cyberspace norms will *generally* drift towards 
> > meatspace norms, but with some adjustments to reflect the lower-touch 
> > / limited-body-signals nature of the medium.
> Agreed. But cyberspace norms need the same legal backups to 'normalize'.

They have them now,  s474.17 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code makes it
an offence for
a person to use a carriage device to menace, harass or cause offence to
another person, it's
punishable by up to 3 years incarceration

The Internet is included in "carriage device".

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