Re: [anti-spam-wg@localhost] Contacts
- Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 10:14:03 +0000
Dr. Jeffrey Race said:
>>>Off the top of my head, it would appear to breach the Competition Act
>>and the Restrictive Trade Practices Act.>>>In the case of contracts,
>>>it is just obedience to contract law.>Both the above override contract
> Clive could you poke around in that space some more to see why it
> might be so.
No, since I'm not in favour of your ideas.
> Intuitively there should be no legal bar to withdrawal
> of an abused resource granted under condition that it not be abused
> in specific ways.
There *are* legal bars on a monopoly provider imposing restrictions on
resources not necessary for that provision. A restriction on advertising
IP addresses not allocated to you is probably within the rules. A
restriction on the traffic carried by those addresses, or a requirement to
impose a downstream contractual requirement, probably isn't.
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