This chapter deals with the law from an individual’s perspective wanting to use the internet to find information, publish material, engage in e-commerce or communicate using social media. It also offers advice on managing children’s internet access.


John Leung


Crowd funding

Last updated

17 May 2021

Crowd funding is an appeal for money via a web-based crowd-funding platform.

There is no law that prohibits crowd funding; however, it is worth considering what prizes or inducements are being offered in exchange for the donations being sought. For instance, it may be an infringement of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to offer a revenue share in a particular project.

Guidelines on crowd funding are available on ASIC’s website.

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