Web lists-archives.com

Re: ping Walt, bug about add-on verification override

My bloviated meandering follows what Disaster Master graced us with on 2/9/2017 11:46 AM:
On 2/9/2017, 1:46:30 PM, Sailfish
<NIXCAPSsailfish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Disaster Master graced us with on 2/9/2017 10:09 AM:

Really, so Dred Scott is still in effect?

<sigh> Dred Scott was a supreme Court decision, not a 'law'.

Which effectively made their decision the law of the land, duh!

along with differences in different countries.
That comment is meaningless, since no country can enact a law that
applies to people in other countries.
Yes, they can and as we've recently been reminded in the Citizens United ruling corporations are people. Firefox is offered internationally so they are affected by any laws applying to software from other countries.

But only in said countries. The law here does not affect Firefox 'over
there', except in so far as it affects any people and/or offices here.

From Mozilla's POV, a international company, they don't care. They'd prefer to not be sued by any of them.

A couple of cases in point, the EU force Microsoft to offer other browser alternative to their OS.

Microsoft only needed to accommodate them in the EU. They chose to make
the change unilaterally, because it was easier than trying to maintain
different builds for different countries.

I think we're attempting to argue different points. Yours, as near as I can tell, is that any foreign suit only has jurisdiction within that foreign country/economic bloc; where as, my point is that any US corporation would want to protect itself from a liability lawsuit from any country/economic bloc, irrespective of how wide the exposure.

Google 'operates' in Germany. They could have pulled out of Germany and
refused. They chose not to.

Weak tea response. The fact is they didn't and so the law DID affect them.

They could have also only filtered the results so that only Germans
couldn't see the pics, but they chose not to do that.

That said, obviously, national laws with respect to companies that offer
services online is an evolving system of crazy. Hopefully sane heads
will prevail, and Google will not be required to follow the laws of
every little petty dictatorship when it comes to the way they do things

There are other instances where US multi-nationals have been sued by other countries and I'm sure there will be more.

Anyway, I've grown tired of this debate so you are welcome to the last rebuttal to me on this sub-thread

Rare Mozilla Stuff: http://tinyurl.com/lcey2ex
general mailing list