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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Why do you keep sticking up for scum?
by jefro on Tue 6th Mar 2012 20:36 UTC
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These sites are run by pond sucking scum. I could see if your instances included groups helping humanity that were under attack. All you want to do it promote theft. I think you need some six guns pardner. Kind of a wild west attitude. Really, it is time for you kids to grow up and join a civilized earth. We simply can't allow folks to steal what they want can claim crazy things like it is their right to steal.

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