Mike Honeyman <>
Sat, 19 Nov 2011 22:28:07 +1100
I've been careful (I hope!) not to say that I think Mark / Balangara
have complied with the Act, just that you could read (into the
guidelines at least) that what Mark had done was okay. Or at least
understand how he thought what he had done was okay.
I don't know, but my suspicion is, he thought he was doing the right
thing and we would be grateful to be informed about the project -
but clearly he has not quite hit the mark. In the same way no-one
here can be sure that Mark deliberately set out to flout the Act in
order to promote his project. The intended point of my post, that you
have taken the time to add you experience to, is that the law isn't
always easy to interpret, confusion often reigns, and the 'clear'
illegality of the promotion might not seem so clear in the hands of a
good lawyer - but I hope that the ire of people on the forum does not
lead to that being tested.
I take your point about 'slippery slopes' but I'm still surprised at
the tone of some replies, recommending boycotts and suggesting those
of us that decided to contribute to the project may never see our
money again (or the DVD we expect to have paid for), which is what I
was getting at with the 'mean spirited' reference.
Thanks for you efforts to explain the Act.
To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering
takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely
a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way.
If you wish to get material removed from the archive or
have other queries about the archive e-mail
Andrew Taylor at this address: