Re: [DNS] Code of Practice + Consumer Guide

Re: [DNS] Code of Practice + Consumer Guide

From: Saliya Wimalaratne <saliya§>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 19:35:59 +1100 (EST)
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Liz Williams wrote:

> The Code will not and cannot replace existing legislation, for example, with
> respect to misleading and deceptive conduct or "passing off".  The remedies
> for that conduct, in any market, are found in the Trade Practices Act and
> are administered by the ACCC.  Anyone is free to make a complaint to the
> ACCC at anytime.


It does not have to replace existing legislation. I don't think there is
anything in the TPA about 'ethics' which is fundamentally the issue here.

There is nothing to stop the Code from mentioning 'ethical practices';
which *many* other Codes do. In fact, it would be negligent of auDA if the
Code did NOT mention ethics.


The ACCC takes action based on (amongst other things) how many 'end-users'
are affected by practices like passing-off or deliberate misrepresentation
of a product or service. 

So this is an open invitation: if you have a sample of ING marketing, and
you believe it to be against the TPA w.r.t. the above areas, please mail
it to me. I'll collate these, and forward them collectively to the ACCC.
Send them to 'saliya&#167;'.


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