Is cyber-bullying even illegal?
You bet. See Section 474.17 of Schedule 1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995. From the page:
474.17 Using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person uses a carriage service; and
(b) the person does so in a way (whether by the method of use or the content of a communication, or both) that reasonable persons would regard as being, in all the circumstances, menacing, harassing or offensive.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.
Australians aren't nearly as thick-skinned/tough as people think they are.
I believe much more people than 30-40% were against net censorship, but look what happened...
The stubborn Senator still hasn't drafted any bill and Parliament haven't voted? Seriously, what happened? As far as I'm aware, nothing aside from the termination of the government-funded home software filter scheme has happened. This is good, it means we have the ability to prevent anything more from happening. That is, unless you've raised the white flag before the battle began.
From the article:
The Nigerian Government has teamed up with Queensland Police to create an "online reporting system" on the Queensland Police website where any Australians who believe they have been targeted by a scam can report it directly to Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Police say this will greatly speed up investigations and solve the problem of victims not reporting scams to police because they are embarrassed or feel foolish.
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