E.G: I know Telecommunications Provider means network provider and according to the act network provider means some one who provides a public data network ( and I quote)
public data network—
- (a)means a data network used, or intended for use, in whole or in part, by the public; and
(b)includes, without limitation, the following facilities:
- (i)Internet access; and
- (ii)email access
So if I provide email access to over 4000 people do I count as a Telecommunications provider? Is it 4000 people or 4000 connections? IE there are six in my family, are we one or six?
If I provide internet services but not email services do I count as a network provider.
Does email also cover off things such as web based mail systems with no pop / smpt / imap access?
Where do message sites, private message sites etc fit into this? For example, terrorist cells used gmail by writing a message in draft format on gmail, saving ti and the recipientlogs in reads the raft email, deletes it and never lets it leave the system. Does a private message board system count in a similar fashion?
What is to stop me making the public a private network? IE a busness is easy - its private and not public but an organisation that you join, is a private organisation, but it also provides network and email capabilities - is this covered under the law?
Is Geekzone, an orgnaisation which provides email, and potentially has over 4000 members, expempt or included? Personally - either way I don't care - I'm not changing memberships but am interested - where are the grey edges and how are they covered?
Lastly, if you are not sure if you are covered or required to be covered under this legislation this month is deadline to talk to them - if my reading is correct. I know I haven't but do I need to? According to the act if I am not sure i should but imagine every it geek who provides support for businesses, runs a web hosting services, email service, voip services etc signed up - they would be swamped.