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Social media service

             (1)  For the purposes of this Act, social media service means:

                     (a)  an electronic service that satisfies the following conditions:

                              (i)  the sole or primary purpose of the service is to enable online social interaction between 2 or more end-users;

                             (ii)  the service allows end-users to link to, or interact with, some or all of the other end-users;

                            (iii)  the service allows end-users to post material on the service;

                            (iv)  such other conditions (if any) as are set out in the legislative rules; or

                     (b)  an electronic service specified in the legislative rules;

but does not include an exempt service (as defined by subsection (4)).

Note:          Online social interaction does not include (for example) online business interaction.

             (2)  For the purposes of subparagraph (1)(a)(i), online social interaction includes online interaction that enables end-users to share material for social purposes.

Note:          Social purposes does not include (for example) business purposes.

             (3)  In determining whether the condition set out in subparagraph (1)(a)(i) is satisfied, disregard any of the following purposes:

                     (a)  the provision of advertising material on the service;

                     (b)  the generation of revenue from the provision of advertising material on the service.

Exempt services

             (4)  For the purposes of this section, a service is an exempt service if:

                     (a)  none of the material on the service is accessible to, or delivered to, one or more end-users in Australia; or

                     (b)  the service is specified in the legislative rules.

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