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SPAM ACT 2003 - SECT 7

Australian link

                   For the purposes of this Act, a commercial electronic message has an Australian link if, and only if:

                     (a)  the message originates in Australia; or

                     (b)  the individual or organisation who sent the message, or authorised the sending of the message, is:

                              (i)  an individual who is physically present in Australia when the message is sent; or

                             (ii)  an organisation whose central management and control is in Australia when the message is sent; or

                     (c)  the computer, server or device that is used to access the message is located in Australia; or

                     (d)  the relevant electronic account-holder is:

                              (i)  an individual who is physically present in Australia when the message is accessed; or

                             (ii)  an organisation that carries on business or activities in Australia when the message is accessed; or

                     (e)  if the message cannot be delivered because the relevant electronic address does not exist--assuming that the electronic address existed, it is reasonably likely that the message would have been accessed using a computer, server or device located in Australia.



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