Linked by David Adams on Tue 6th Mar 2012 16:23 UTC
Legal If you run a web site or service that runs afoul of US law, and that site is hosted overseas, then the US legal system doesn't have much recourse, right? Wrong. Because the .com, .net, and .org top level domains are managed by a US company, the government can come to Verisign with a court order and seize your domain, effectively shutting you down. And because of a quirk of internet history that made the US-controlled domains the de-facto standard for web sites, this is a situation that's quite possibly permanent.
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RE: Why is this wrong?
by tristan on Thu 8th Mar 2012 12:02 UTC in reply to "Why is this wrong?"
tristan
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2006-02-01

The US funded everything that became the internet.


I assume you posted this via OSNews's Usenet interface.

It turns out there's quite a popular service on the internet nowadays called the "World Wide Web". It was invented by an Englishman, working in Geneva for the European nuclear research agency.

You should give it a try some time, there's some quite good stuff on there.

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