Two years ago, Facebook was facing a court battle over whether its social networking website could be classified as a “social networking website” under Australian law.
The case, which had been scheduled to go to the Federal Court, had been pushed back because of an Australian federal court order that had been granted in January 2016.
The Federal Court ruled that Facebook had to be classified under the Telecommunications Act 1979 and that Facebook’s social network service, which provides users with a virtual network for sharing information, was a “platform” for the sharing of that information.
The court said Facebook had engaged in a “commercial activity” with users and that it was an “information service” within the meaning of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.
That meant Facebook’s service was a service to which Australians could be exposed, according to the court, which said that the law could be applied in the same way to internet service providers, including Telstra.
However, in its ruling in January this year, the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane rejected Facebook’s claim to be “a platform” and said that its service was not “commercial”.
In that ruling, the court noted that the Facebook service provided a way for users to share information without using a traditional computer network.
“This was because it allowed users to be connected to the site from anywhere, anywhere in the world, and this was in an era of social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook,” the court said.
“In fact, the service was an information service, a service that enables users to engage in commercial activities and to share their own information with others.”
But, as the court has noted, the law cannot be applied as a means of regulating such conduct under the Act because the conduct of a company does not fall within the scope of the Act’s prohibition on advertising or commercial activity.”‘
There is a lot of misinformation about this’The court’s ruling was the latest in a series of decisions by the Federal Commission, which regulates telecommunications companies and has oversight of internet service provider services.
In one of those cases, the Commission had ordered Facebook to pay a $300,000 penalty in a case over whether it was violating the Telecommunications Industry Act.
That order was thrown out earlier this year and the Federal Government had to intervene to keep it in place.
In another case, the FCC had ordered the Federal government to block a social networking site, Facebook, from operating in Australia.
Facebook was not available for comment at the time of publication.