Posted by NikkiT2 on December 6, 2004, at 13:09:16
In reply to Lou's reply to Nikkit2-glb » nikkit2, posted by Lou Pilder on December 6, 2004, at 7:22:58
I don't have an incredibly indepth understanding, but my understanding from having worked on internet security issues in the past (national security rather than computer security) is that is *partly* where a site is based as to the laws that govern it.
But, its not entirely the laws of the land that cover it but where the perpetrator is based - so, again in my understanding, you can't use laws under the US Constitution as an example. You see, *I* am not covered by the US Constitution as I am not resident in the US. So, as another example, I could "defame" you all I like, as I am not legally bound by the same laws as you.
So, while things like child pornograpjy *are* illegal to post on the internet in the vast maority of countries, minor offences such as defamation, isn't.
I hope I am making this clearer