[clug] [OT] research for BarCampII

Francis Markham fmarkham at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 02:32:00 GMT 2009

Not exactly about social networking, but I imagine you are aware of
the case of Australian, Hew Raymond Griffiths, who ran a warez group
from Australia but was extradited to and gaoled in the USA.  The
lateline interview and some bloggers raise some interesting questions
on how these issues are handled procedurally (he was in Aussie gaol
refused bail for a couple of years prior to extradition):


2009/3/23 Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au>:
> Hi all - sorry for the Off-Topic post...
> Canberra BarCampII is on this Saturday (unless I am mistaken...).
> I am looking into issues around social network sites and thought I'd
> ask the many excellent brains on this list for any additional material
> around the legal aspects of hosting private and/or identity-revealing
> data on sites in foreign countries (in particular the U.S.).
> Eg. how hard is it for a person or corporation in Australia to sue
> a U.S. company that misuses personal and/or identity data? Which
> jurisdiction would you take action in? Are there any good cases to
> look at? Any good stories about foreign governments accessing data
> held in information systems in their territory (eg. U.S. Secret Service,
> F.B.I., Dept. of Homeland Security, N.S.A. or others accessing data
> about Australians or other foreigners held in data centers in the U.S.)?
> Also, any stories similar to the recent Facebook change to their EULA
> (and then back again)? Any stories of social networking sites going
> broke and selling their database to another company who then changes
> the EULA or otherwise misuses the personal data?
> Any stories about how enforcable a EULA written in one country is to
> people living in another?
> I already have some material but am looking for a fast way to get
> some more...
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards.
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