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[2]: Don't worry
by trev on Wed 7th Mar 2012 04:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Don't worry"
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Well any suspension of habeus corpus is clearly against the constitution. Letting any law that is so clearly unconstitutional stand SHOULD be a big issue for everyone. Otherwise you can just throw the whole idea of rule of law right out and just admit it is rule of the ultra-rich. Maybe that doesn't effect you though. I can't say.

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