RE: [anti-spam-wg@localhost] Contacts
- Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 09:58:18 -0000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: anti-spam-wg-admin@localhost
> Behalf Of Clive D. W. Feather
> Sent: 04 February 2003 14:44
> To: Dr. Jeffrey Race
>; leo vegoda
> Subject: Re: [anti-spam-wg@localhost] Contacts
> In message <20030204111426.AB24125EB5@localhost
>, Dr. Jeffrey
> Race jrace@localhost writes
> >>Does this mean that a single organisation would:
> >>> - issue address space;
> >> - investigate reports of its misuse ('misuse' to be defined);
> >> - judge what action should be taken if misuse is proved;
> >> - and finally, enforce that action?
> >Yes, just as an ISP issues a userid to a customer, and withdraws
> >it if the customer abuses his service
> >>Is this legal? In any country?
> >Sure. Nothing makes it illegal.
> Off the top of my head, it would appear to breach the Competition Act
> and the Restrictive Trade Practices Act.
I believe that the Restrictive Trade Practices Act itself will be overridden
by the Competition Act. In any case, the RTPA (AIUI) only now covers the
Retail Pharmacies issue now being considered by the UK Government.
> >In the case of contracts,
> >it is just obedience to contract law.
> Both the above override contract law.
This will *only* apply to the United Kingdom. There may also be an issue
with European legislation similar to the Competition Act. This, if it does
exist, will *only* apply to the European Union.
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