Yes, its right there in section 132A part 2 of the Copyright Act making even sharing a photo of yourself from the social pages of a newspaper is illegal.
But Australia is not the only country in the world that has some weird laws. Here are 10 laws from around the world which will leave you scratching your head:
1. Vicks inhalers are forbidden in Japan
Yes, Japan bansover-the-counter allergy/sinus medications including Vicks inhalers under its strict anti-stimulant drug laws.
The two cities though thousands of miles apart have one thing in common. You cannot feed pigeons on the streets. Caught, and you will face serious fines.
3. You must carry a breathalyzer in France
In France, drivers, locals as well as users are legally bound to carry a portable Breathalyzer in their vehicle at all times. Failing to do so can mean a serious offence and a hefty fine.
4. Driving slowly is a criminal offence in some U.S cities
5. No Cursing the Firefighters in New Orleans
Yes, under Fire Code of New Orleans, one cannot curse the firefighters while they are in the performance of their duties. What about later we wonder?
6. In England, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament
Be careful; do not, under any circumstances die in the British House of Parliament. You will be breaking the law.
7. In France, it is against the law to sell dolls that do not have human faces
Under this amazingly bizarre law, you won’t find ET dolls being sold in France.
8. No Polyester for the over weight
Obese people are not allowed to wear polyester in Italy, anyone considered “obese” is forbidden from wearing polyester
9. Beware of Getting Caught with a chewing gum in Singapore
Selling chewing gum is forbiddenin Singapore. The sale of gum is said to be forbidden after authorities have noticed a prolific amount of chewed gum being stuck in subway stations and on cars. As weird as it may sound, Singapore allows you to actually chew gum just not spit it anywhere other than a trash can. Also don’t chew gum while on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system.
10. In Nigeria It is illegal to take mineral water into the country
It does not end here, apart from mineral water; it is also illegal to import beer, soft drinks, sparkling wine, fruits, vegetables, cereals, eggs, textile fabrics, jewellery, and precious metals etc in the country.