[thelist] history of websites shut down by govt?

Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz
Tue May 15 08:44:38 CDT 2012

Yes, apparently sticky fingers can reach out to Hong Kong in troubled times.  But this really brings up another point. So we think we've been smart by backing up the site, perhaps to multiple remote locations, but then there's the domain, without which you're stuck with an ip address/account to where the data has been restored but now a rather worthless, embarrassing domain and loss of SEO. I'd imagine sticky fingers now has hold of the domain as well.

On 05/15/2012 06:45 AM, Hassan Schroeder wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 3:32 AM, Bob Meetin<bobm at dottedi.biz>  wrote:
>> I have a client potential who is putting together a website that
>> teaches/educates students on Medical Marijuana
>> The client is considering where the use servers overseas to protect
>> themselves from the website being taken down similar to Anonymous, and also
>> to protect user information from anyone wanting to identify users/patients.
> Apparently it didn't help MegaUpload to have their servers outside
> the US :-( but I would consult an attorney on this.
> In any case -- "High Times" has been publishing a print magazine
> about marijuana since 1974 and has an online presence; take a look
> at their legal disclaimer.
> Data only, not advice - in today's politico-regulatory climate, everything
> seems to be a bit of a crap shoot. And the rules could change at any
> time. (Maybe the site should include a section about using Tor and/or
> other privacy practices.)
> Hey, the NSA already knows if you've been bad or good, so... :-)

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