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RE: Legal requirements RE: statistics

From: Martin Sloan <martin.sloan@orange.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 01:14:01 -0000
Message-ID: <01C19D62.07B5DF00.martin.sloan@orange.net>
To: "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
The difference is that if there are disability discrimination laws in 
Brazil, or any other country, then they are likely to be fairly analogous 
with those in Australia. Therefore the Australian case could be considered 
as persuasive authority (i.e. the court is likely to if prompted think 
"that's a good idea, let's follow those sensible Australians"). As such, it 
is surely prudent for the competent professional to consider such issues.

However, as far as I'm aware American human rights are slightly (although 
not much if recent news reports are to be believed. but that's a different 
issue) more advanced than those in China. A US court is unlikely to look to 
China for guidance over human rights issues. So your argument doesn't 
really make sense.


martin.
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On Monday, January 14, 2002 10:52 PM, Kynn Bartlett 
[SMTP:kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com] wrote:
> At 10:27 PM +0000 1/14/02, David Woolley wrote:
> >  > the comissioners, or both, who changed. As far as I know the 
committees
> >>  organising Olympic Games are almost completely independent, and given 
that
> >>  Salt Lake is in another country they are not the first place I would 
look to
> >>  see a change in approach.
> >
> >In addition, very few web developers are probably even aware of the
> >Sydney court case, and the people responsible for the Salt Lake site are
> >probably like any other commercial site developer in this respect.
>
> And certainly there's little reason for a web developer in, say, Brazil
> to take note of laws in Australia that don't apply to them, especially a
> case that was not highly publicized. I mean, you can probably get jailed
> and shot in China for some of the things on my web site, but I am not
> likely to give a damn about what they might think.
>
> --Kynn
>
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