Tag Archives: ACMA

Draft TCP Code takes a beating

The jungle drums are sending negative messages about the new TCP Code proposed by Communications Alliance.  If the rumours are correct, ACMA is on the verge of refusing to register the draft Code, opting for more aggressive legislative regulation of … Continue reading

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Chariot fined $10,000 for failing to lodge eligible revenue return

OK, that’s a March 2006 headline, but it makes the point:  failing to comply with the approaching 28 September deadline for carriers to lodge their annual Eligible Revenue Return is not a good idea.

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Web Ace aced by ACMA

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has flexed its Telecommunications Act muscles against ISP Web Ace, directing it to comply with the billing rules under the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code. Web Ace is the trading name of Jason Kenneth McKay … Continue reading

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SMS spammers suffer ‘no show’ judgment

We reported in January 2009 that ACMA had launched legal action against a bunch of companies and individuals alleged to be involved in an illegal SMS spam racket. Five of the respondents to the Federal Court action have failed to … Continue reading

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Telstra fined for Do Not Call breaches

Telstra has paid a $101,200 infringement notice for telemarketing to numbers on the Do Not Call Register more than 30 days after they were registered. ACMA announced its biggest scalp yet under the new law, following an investigation into calls … Continue reading

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ACMA confirms 2009/10 Do Not Call washing fees

ACMA has announced that excess usage fees for list washing will be abandoned from 1 July 2009.  Instead a so-called ‘annual subscription’ will in fact be a block prepurchase of washing credits that will normally expire if not used within 12 … Continue reading

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ACMA launches premium SMS offensive

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has announced a package of measures designed to smash rogue premium SMS operators. The industry was already expecting the Mobile Premium Services Code, which was finalised a few months ago and will take effect on 1 … Continue reading

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Germans take down ACMA black list leak site

It has been reported that German domain name regulator, DENIC, has taken down the popular website www.wikileaks.de shortly after it published ACMA’s internet filtering trial black list. Over recent weeks, many reports have emerged of the ACMA internet filtering trial … Continue reading

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ACMA seeks input on DNCR Best Practice Guidelines

ACMA is seeking public comment on proposed DNCR Act Best Practice Guidelines for complying with the Do Not Call Register Act 2006. We’ve previously poked ACMA’s eye about keeping its thoughts to itself too much, so it’s great to see a … Continue reading

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Test yourself: How far back can a telco or ISP back bill ?

How far back can a CSP go in billing charges after the billing period in which they were incurred ? Clue … there’s a Communications Alliance Code that’s relevant, and a TIO policy.

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