Email disclaimers [Was: Value of headsets and pouches for 10 pack orders?]

Andy Powell openmoko at
Fri May 16 17:31:56 CEST 2008

On Friday 16 May 2008 12:43, AVee wrote:
> On Friday 16 May 2008 07:19, Wilkinson, Alex wrote:
> > IMPORTANT: This email remains the property of the Australian Defence
> > Organisation and is subject to the jurisdiction of section 70 of the
> > CRIMES ACT 1914.  If you have received this email in error, you are
> > requested to contact the sender and delete the email.
> Is there actually someone in the Australian Defence Organisation who really
> thinks this is usefull? How do you guys defend your country, using red
> tape?

This one is particularly annoying since it seems to deliberately imply that 
you'd be breaking some law if you had the email. However if you actually read 
the appropriate section of the crimes act [1], it's the sender who gets to go 
to jail (2 years max) not the recipient / reader. 

... just sayin...



Andy / ScaredyCat

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