Sunday, August 03, 2008


Norightturn Looks at the tui billboard jokes about Winston peters and notes that probably it is not a breach of the electoral finance act. I agree it probably isn't, but he seems to have missed the point.
What a law technically says is irrelevant - what matters is what its results are in practice.

In practice people and companies are significantly dissuaded from taking acts when the official body sends them correspondance saying that they may be in breach of the law even more so for those who don't have access to huge legal departments. In the vast majority of such situations it will never get to being tested in court.

For the sake of a joke I sure don't want to risk going up against the full force of the law.


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