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Site contents

This site is published and maintained by Cooper Mills Lawyers of Level 4 / 459 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Unless stated otherwise, this site refers to the laws in force in Victoria, Australia.

Contents of this site (‘Contents’) are intended to provide general comment and opinion on matters of interest to the ISP and telco industry. The Contents are not legal advice.  There is no lawyer – client relationship created by our publication of this site or your use of it.

We may change the Contents from time to time, but we don’t promise that it will always be up to date.  Legal issues and outcomes can change suddenly and vary from place to place, and this site does not try to be comprehensive.

Because it is a blog site, Contents will often be simplified and abbreviated.

You must not do anything, or refrain from doing something, on the basis of any of the Contents without first getting expert advice specific to your particular situation.

We are not responsible for, and do not approve or endorse, any comments posted by users of this site who are not Cooper Mills Lawyers.  Our guest (non Cooper Mills Lawyers) authors are not responsible for, and do not approve or endorse, any comments posted by other users of this site.  If you post any comments, you promise us that they are fair, reasonable, bona fide, and do not break any laws or infringe the the legal rights of any person.  You must indemnify us against any harm or loss we suffer if those promises are broken e.g. if we are sued for defamation because of something you post, you must pay all costs and expenses we incur as a result, including any costs or damages we are ordered to pay, or agree to pay by way of settlement.

You must not include any HTML or script in any post.

We reserve the right to delete all or part of any material posted to this site.

The Internet is not secure.  Material passing over the Internet may be intercepted or altered in storage or transit. We do not promise that the site is free from anything which may damage your computer or data.

Copyright and trade marks

Unless otherwise indicated (or is obvious in the circumstances e.g. quotation of legislation and legal cases), we own all copyright in the Contents as published.  We acknowledge the copyright of our guest authors in material they provide.  You may make a temporary copy of part or all of this site on your computer for the sole purpose of viewing it, and print a hard copy of a whole page of this site for personal use, as long as any copyright notice is not removed.

You may not:

  • otherwise reproduce, adapt, store in a retrieval system, transmit, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of the Contents,
  • cause any Contents to be framed or included in another website, or
  • commercialise the Contents or Our Service –

except with our prior written consent written or as permitted by law.

Links to other sites

Our site may link to sites at other addresses.  Unless stated otherwise, we do not control, endorse, sponsor or approve any such sites or any content on them, and do we not warrant or take any responsibility for any aspect of those sites or their content.

Limitation of liability

To the fullest extent allowed by law, we exclude all liability to you or anyone else for loss or damage of any kind (however caused or arising, including by negligence) arising from or relating in any way to the Content and / or any use of the site (‘Our Service’).

Where any law implies a guarantee into these terms which may not lawfully be excluded, then to the fullest extent allowed by law, our liability for breach of the guarantee will at our option be limited to:

  • the resupply of Our Service, or
  • the payment of the cost of resupply of Our Service.


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