Re: Questionable image process. Was: Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- (abusive?) erotic images in Debian
Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
Because I am one of the people with legal responsibility for the U.S.
incarnation of the project. I acknowledge that there are many other
jurisdictions where our people can get into trouble, note my comment
regarding non-US not being adequate to solve the problem.
You're looking at this from a US-centric viewpoint, Bruce, and extending this to the whole Project.
That is two different issues: 1: Developers should respect each other.
2: Developers in various localities can get in legal hot water due to
the conduct of other developers who don't run the same risk. I would
hope that respect for each other includes doing what we can to keep the
other guy out of hot water.
Somewhere else in the thread I made the point that people have to respect each other and that everyone using Debian is subject to local laws.
In the U.S. we mostly want to know about New York, where we are
incorporated, and the Federal government, which has jurisdiction for
Advice of US counsel means very little. There are 50 states...
And yes, there are 220 other countries, but there are other industries
that have had to deal with that problem: book publishing and film.
You could start by searching on Amazon to see if people in those
industries have written any books on the topic.