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Offshore hosting forbidden in the usa

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by antpeks, Dec 16, 2011.

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    Tonight i had a interresting conversation with one of the other members on DP, by Pm.

    He was looking for Hosting and i was offering him some help, i gave him the thread i specified the rules and details of the help i offered, but then he said to me something interresting: It is forbidden to host offshore in the usa. (meaning a usa citizen can only host within the usa) i asked him where that info came from, and he said he would be in trouble hosting it with me in germany.

    My question, is the usa goverment, having laws about hosting your site outside the usa ??
    i never heard about it.

    Someone is free to host it's site where ever he/she wants in my opinion, Offshore would bring some advantages legalwise i think but i don't see a issue, am i wrong??

    Peter
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011
    antpeks, Dec 16, 2011 IP
  2. browntwn

    browntwn Prominent Member

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    There is no such law.
     
    browntwn, Dec 17, 2011 IP
  3. antpeks

    antpeks Active Member

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    I thought so. Thanks for the update.
     
    antpeks, Dec 17, 2011 IP
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    subdivisions Well-Known Member

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    If you plan on hosting warez or whatnot on an offshore host, you can still be charged as you're based in the US. There's no law against hosting something legitimate elsewhere though.
     
    subdivisions, Dec 18, 2011 IP
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    7thAmigo Peon

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    USA govt doesn't care where you host your stuff.
     
    7thAmigo, Dec 18, 2011 IP
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    parkppc Member

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    Yes i agree
     
    parkppc, Dec 18, 2011 IP