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#1 karikamiya


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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:27 PM

If im not located in the usa, nor are any of my webpage's servers, can i refuse to follow us laws?
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:14 PM

You are fine as long as your registrar (albeit there are no laws anywhere for them) and web host is not owned by someone within, or physically located within the United States and its militarized zones, otherwise they are still harbouring unlawful material on your behalf and (they are) subject to US law.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:40 PM

Also, you will be subject to the laws of whatever country you/your server ARE located in. There are a lot of treaties related to this stuff.
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:41 AM

Also it may be illegal for users from the US to visit your website.
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