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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Jul Sorel, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Jul Sorel

    Jul Sorel Newbie

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    Most of my audience is US based but I'm not a US citizen nor I'm living in US.
    Should I care about US regulations?
     
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    Depends what country you are from and what you are doing. I am not a lawyer and always better to talk to a lawyer, but if YOU are doing business in the US, you can get in trouble. Worst case you can get extradited, average case scenario you are prosecuted for whatever it is in your own country, no case scenario, what is illegal or bad in the US is not in your country so you don't give a fuck if you don't plan on ever going to the US again.
     
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    Ask kimdotcom.

    If what you're doing hurts someone, someone big and they decide to pursue you, they can catch you wherever you are. If you're a small fish, no-one will care unless you're dealing arms, kiddie porn etc.
     
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    Kimdotcom was just doing warez, yet he got screwed over big time by American Film lobby
     
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    Yes, but he pissed off someone big and wasn't a small fish, no?
     
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    yeah true but whole thing was bullshit. But to be honest I doubt he would be getting so much trouble if he wasn't flashing his wealth. He wasn't very smart about it either.
     
  7. Jul Sorel

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    I'm not talking about controversial stuff. One of the most simple regulation is about newsletters. CAN-SPAM Act requires you to add a physical address to your newsletter and each separate email in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act is subject to penalties of up to $16,000.

    Should I really care just because most of my audience is from Us and I visit Us from time to time?
     
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    You should care, the question is if the regulators are going to care enough or even if they are going to find out? It's not a big deal what you are doing unless someone decides to screw you. And don't forget that Uncle Sam can get you no matter where you are in the world (except Russia, China, and North Korea lol).
     
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    Add that physical address then.
    If that is all you're worried about, register an address for your business, a PO box or something.

    You at US customs:
    Customs officer 1: Look at this guy Jim, he sends out 1k emails monthly to his opt-in list, but he fails to include a physical address in the emails, so the emails are not can spam complaint. Can we allow him to enter the country?
    Customs officer 2: Nah Bill, i don't think we can, he seems quite dangerous.

    I think you can see how this situation will never happen in real life.

    On a more serious note, if you're on some kind of list, you won't even get your Visa.
     
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    Nah man the thing is not only about this one little regulation but online regulations in general. This one was just a simple example. The main question is do I have to follow the Us regulations in general?

    Also, visa isn't really a problem. I'm visiting Us in every 1-2 year.
     
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    Well, i guess then no-one can really give you an exact answer to this.

    See my reply above. Everything depends on the scale you operate and who you piss off.

    If you operate on a smaller scale and aren't doing anything highly illegal, you need to be extremely unlucky to get in trouble for things similar to what you mentioned.