From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: Google lag is no good for insults
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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 07:46:43 +1100
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"Paul Burridge" wrote in message
> On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 23:34:00 +1100, "Phil Allison"
> opined thusly:
> > ** Which one are you ?
> England, so English law applies where I am.
> > There are rules about abuse the ISP sets out in their contract and
> >laws of defamation which have just been judged in Australia to cover any
> >material available here.
> Breaches of contracts with ISPs are a *civil* matter, as is defamation
> - a tort. *Not* illegal, unless you have a different definition of
> "illegal" down there. :-)
** All breaches of law are "illegal".
You have illegal and criminal mixed up my friend.
> You'd have to sue in the civil courts and you'd have a hell of a job
> against JF, since being in the US, he has a constitutional right to
> free speech.
> > Go check the Joseph Gutnik case.
> If that's defamation, then see above. Not illegal.
** You are a clown. You have no clue about any law.