[Foundation-l] EDP: US servers loophole?

Delphine Ménard notafishz at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 09:59:05 UTC 2007

On 4/3/07, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/3/07, Nyenyec N <nyenyec at gmail.com> wrote:

> [snip]
> > But one could say, that Hungarian copyright law doesn't make it
> > illegal to upload these images to servers located in the United
> > States. By doing so you're not breaking any laws.
> I'm reasonably confident that you will not find a single jurisdiction
> with effective copyright law where the act of uploading to someone
> elses website isn't considered a reserved right under copyright law
> (in most places it will likely be consider just another form of
> copying, although some laws may special case it in order to have extra
> harshness for infringements created online).

Greg, i'm not sure I understand you here (Speaker of English as a
foreign language ;-)) so let me try and rephrase what I understood and
please correct me if I'm wrong.

you seem to be saying that there is probably no juridiction that will
allow the uploader to break the local copyright law by letting them
argue that they're uploading on servers that are set under a different
set of local laws and run in another jurisdiction.

In clear, if you live in Hungary and are subject to Hungarian laws,
uploading copyrighted material on an American server where it is
allowed won't keep you from being sued in your own country. Is that

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