On 06/02/2011 01:36 AM, vindevienne wrote:
> I believe that if a global bank operates in the US then it must in
> certain cases apply US law globally or stop trading in the US.
you may be correct, but i’m not aware of laws in the USA which penalize
an international banking institution for following the laws of other
lands when operating in other lands…
if you are aware of such i invite you to offer URL cites to
same…otherwise your ‘belief’ holds no weight in this discussion…
> As a
> result I believe that european citizens in european counties have had
> their bank accounts closed by global but non-US banks for activities
> outside US that are not illegal for anyone but US citizens and
really? can you provide news reports or factual cites to support those
are you speaking of banking activities which support ‘terrorist’, money
laundering or the hiding of taxable income–or other illegal activity
(illegal in both the EU and the USA)?
> This is because the bank itself is not allowed by the US law
> to service that type of transaction.
again, factual sources please…
> Stopping access to paypal, visa,
> mastercard, bank accounts could be done if banning financial
> transactions became law.
sounds like FUD to me…
> Also I suspect that filtering out IP addresses
> in the US would have a significant affect. How many hosting
> organizations would risk having no visibility in the US just to support
> a site that infringed some possibly dubious US patent. It is possible
> that the EU and separately within it the UK, are also looking at similar
> copyright/patent web filtering
so, you think the distribution of copyright/patented materials without
just and legal compensation to the copyright/patent holder should be
allowed and the country and international laws not upheld??
> There is the great firewall of China and other countries have similar
> systems. It will not be long before western countries have their own
> great firewalls.
as far as i know all countries have the right to defend their borders
from physical, economic and virtual attack! would you want your country
> In the UK there is currently a clash between the courts
> banning the publication of things and the same things being splashed all
> over twitter.
“things” what kinds of “things”…
> Repeated challenges to the legal system will result in
> changes to how the internet is controlled.
controlling the internet is kinda like herding cats or teaching pigs to
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