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From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: What's going on in Australia?
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Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 22:27:55 GMT
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On Mon, 23 Dec 2002 23:20:50 +0100,
"Bill Sloman" ,
In Newsgroup: alt.binaries.schematics.electronic,
Entitled: "Re: What's going on in Australia?",
Wrote the following:
|"Jim Thompson" wrote in message
|> Apparently some Aussie scammer ("...a schemer given to stock scams,
|> money laundering and fraud") is suing Dow Jones for defamation:
|> The editorial pages of our local newspapers are suggesting that since
|> Australian laws don't recognize unregulated free speech some punitive
|> action should be taken.
|> Their solution: Bar Aussies from American websites that express
|Scarcely necessary - Arizona web-sites are so demented and parochial that no
|Australian could be bothered to access them.
What "Arizona" websites did you have in mind? I was only quoting from
an editorial that ran in the Tribune about filtered-access "American"
Sheeesh! What a shit head! I guess I shouldn't have let my
anti-Sloman filter expire.
|The decision of the Victorian court can be understood in the basis of
|putting a lot of money into the hands of the Australian lawyers who would
|handle the case - why would a lawyer resident in Melbourne Australia want to
|see Joe Gutnick spending his (probably ill-gotten) gains on lawyers who live
|in New Jersey?
|I must say that from what I remember about what the Australian press has
|said about Joe Gutnick, his decision to go to court in Victoria has to be a
|tactical error - the worst that a Victorian jury is likely to do to Dow
|Jones is to convict them of plagarism.
|Bill Sloman, Nijmegen
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