Net censorship hearing at AAT
April 19, 2010
We are this week contesting a Final Link Deletion Notice that was issued to
us by ACMA for content on the Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) website in May 2009. (See the story EFA posted at the
time (http://www NULL.efa NULL.org NULL.au/2009/05/05/efa-gets-link-removal-notice/)).
Sublime IP, with EFA’s support, are arguing that:
- the notice should have been issued
to EFA, not Sublime IP as the hosting company; and that
- the issuing of the notice infringes EFA’s constitutionally protected right to free political communication.
This is particularly important as, under the legislation, only the person to whom the links removal notice was issued has standing to appeal the decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Dale Clapperton, former chair of EFA, is arguing the matter before
the AAT on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
The hearing will be open to the public for any interested parties in Sydney who may wish to be present.
Tuesday and Wednesday this week, 10am start both days.
Level 5, 55 Market St, Sydney
We encourage all Internet users to consider joining EFA (http://www NULL.efa NULL.org NULL.au/join/) or making a donation.
(http://www NULL.efa NULL.org NULL.au/support2010/)