[Foundation-l] Interesting legal action

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Fri May 20 18:21:25 UTC 2011

> I ask since clearly a US citizen in the US can post these online, so -
> can a
> UK citizen on holiday there? Or a US citizen in the UK? Or...?
> In other words, how do the factors interact such as -- 1/ the country
> you're
> a citizen of, 2/ the country whose laws were claimed to be broken, 3/ the
> jurisdiction you were in when you took the alleged breaking action, or 4/
> the ability of local legal process to access you, in deciding what's
> legally
> actionable?
> Lawyers welcomed :) Curiosity and enlightenment more than anything.
> FT2

I think any user who uses Twitter to publish information in the U.K. may
potentially be liable.

Commons sense has got to kick in somehow, but look at the wigs they wear...


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