Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 2nd, 2010

I’m sure Mr Buck would like someone who’s not a marketer and can communicate with a non-geek general audience. ;)

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Robbie Buck wants to talk social media on ABC Radio 702 Sydney tonight, re that Aussie do it more story. Anyone interested?

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In a SEKRIT place in the Sydney CBD.

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Il pleut. C’est bon!

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; lunch; errands inc haircut; thence to Sydney CBD for the afternoon’s work. Attention variable.

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When interpreting laws, “I think it should be” isn’t the same as “current interpretations are”, even if you stamp your feet REALLY hard.

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@julie_posetti I know it’s not about libel. Please see this tweet: http://bit.ly/dbV4qK People explore other questions.

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Well @julie_posetti the Act defines “journal” as “a newspaper, magazine or other periodical”. Is a blog that kind of journal? Who knows!

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And besides @NewtonMark even über-commie WordPress has a “Publish” button.

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Don’t bait me @NewtonMark you know damn well the word “publisher” has a specific legal meaning in this context. ;)

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@NickRynne You can watch Question Time (and all parliament!) streamed from Parliament House. http://bit.ly/GgUZj

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Publishers already take responsibility in cases of potential libel (or delete comment), this is no different. Storm in fucking teacup.

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Add name and postcode fields to commenter registration, check box to say they understand the rules, log it. Done.

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@tobin Reporters would not be all listed. Usually editor or publisher takes responsibility for all electoral comment in a publication.

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If anyone wants to see for themselves, it’s s116. Again, here’s the Act http://bit.ly/cP22o0 and here’s the amendments http://bit.ly/bDKMJh

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Well @DomesticMouse if the level of validation is not specified in law, then usually “taking reasonable steps” apply.

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This is the same as before. Publisher says they’re taking responsibility for the comment, and they keep on file the commenter’s names etc.

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Newspaper sites etc will need to get name and postcode of commenters during election period, just like they did for letters to the editor.

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Having just read the relevant bits of the SA Electoral Act and the new changes, this whole thing is such a beat-up!

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RT @dananimal: Also Internet publishing must potentially observe multiple libel/defamation jurisdictions. Which is fun… [Yes. Joy. Not.]

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I should point out that my conversation has moved way beyond the very specific cases of the new SA Electoral Act provisions.

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Yes @morganiseit Australian libel laws are some of the toughest. Burden of proving it true lies with publisher.

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You’re over-complicating it @Natskis. Is it election stuff during an election? Does it have full name and postcode somewhere? No? Breach!

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No @bleeters it doesn’t change if your tweets are “private”, you’re still “publishing” them to that group of people. This is for libel law.

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So yes, putting something on the Internet AT ALL counts as “publication”. Tweeting IS publication under the law.

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And @SnarkyPlatypus is right. In many cases, communicating with even one person is “publication”, e.g. for libel laws.

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Yes @BaneAu there are many differences in law between private and public comms, or spoken word and written down. This is one of them.

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I do wish people wouldn’t confuse EXPLAINING how things work with SUPPORT FOR how things work. Sigh.

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Cranky op-ed filed! Now fact-checking and chasing a photo for another story.

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@Pollytics You ask http://bit.ly/b55Rsv The answer is sex. It’s always for sex. Abbott and Monckton. Now erase that image from your mind!

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RT @phildobbie: Shock horror - global shortage of accountants. However will we manage? Today on BTalk: http://bit.ly/94nrAc

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Mes mots coulent comme un fleuve de bile. Je crache sur l’ensemble des citoyens ignorants. Je écraser leurs âmes.

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Writing a vitriolic op-ed before the rage and caffeine-withdrawal headache subside and kill the Muse.

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@weezmgk And screeching censorship” and “internet freedom” at every proposed change could work poorly long term.

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@weezmgk Again, I’m not saying the whole concept isn’t wrong, I’m saying the furore was overblown through ignorance of existing laws.

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@weezmgk We’ll have to agree to disagree. All printed / advertising election comment already had to have a name on it.

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Well, that’s set the tone for the day. :)

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@weezmgk What I DID say was that it was a minor extension to existing election-campaign practices and the story was a beat-up.

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@weezmgk In fact, I repeatedly said it was a stupid, unenforceable law.

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@weezmgk I never said the ban on anonymous comment was a good thing, you stupid cunt! Don’t fucking verbal me!

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I think that’s enough Tuesday. Even for a Tuesday. [exit]

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Sorry, that was just about some surprise news disrupting my plans for the morning. Will worry about it then.

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Also, George St is a shithole and it’s a good thing I don’t have a gun.

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I have resisted the Sirens and a stranger is driving me home for money.

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Ah, I love watching the subtle interpersonal subtexts! Especially when they can barely read their iPhones.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Everything is meaningless. But fake applause can solve that.

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@nanopunk It’s only creepy when you do the little dance.

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The Rootability Index is surprisingly high, actually. [peruses room]

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Byteside Tech recording went well. Watching Byteside Games progressing, also well. And there is beer.

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OK, miked up. Nearly showtime.

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Hand-drawn sign displayed by beggar: “Eye of the tiger / seagulls rule / the earth is magic / people are people.”

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Mobile again: from SEKRIT eyrie to CBD Hotel for Byteside talking The Future with @mpesce @thetimdean and host @seamus http://bit.ly/uOLWs

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RT @bengrubb: Senate passes net interception Bill http://tinyurl.com/yjfyl… [Yes, THIS is more important than SA’s little idiocy.]

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@PointZeroOne Well, I haven’t met Robbie Buck, so it’s “Mr Buck” until we’ve become more intimately acquainted. Hang on…

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: THERE WILL BE BLOOD AND PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE EMAILS. [Signs of the Apocalypse?]

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Hah @dananimal! I’m actually looking on behalf of Robbie Buck. Well, I said I’d “ask around”. Twitter is “around”.

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