Guys, please don't use this website to conduct anything that would land me in legal trouble.

Instance admins are usually single individuals who have their domains and servers registered against their names, we're not giant corporations with infinite legal defence funds.

What you do here has an impact, please consider that.

@cocoron hear, hear!! Not many legal protections between anonymity and myself.

@cocoron Also keep in mind, that legal/illegal will most likely be determined by the legislation of the country where the instance admins are based.

E.g. if you are using a German instance it might be adviceable follow German copyright law, which means there is no such thing as fair use.

@cocoron fwiw service providers have broad safe harbors and other protections regarding liability for user content. Not saying that people should do bad things, but that you shouldn't stress about it TOO much.

I'm always happy to talk to folks about this stuff if they have specific questions or concerns (not a lawyer but ran a service provider that dealt with this a lot for many years).

@tw Thank you, but can I ask what jursidiction do you have experience in? I'm not in the US, where laws tend to be more leniant about this sort of thing.

@cocoron good point, my experience is being in the US though receiving complaints from around the world. Probably not the most helpful to you as an outside-the-USian though, sorry.

Still happy to answer questions about experiences/etc for you or others though as/if relevant!

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