• Location of the hosting server and laws of the country

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    They say that if the hosting server is located in a particular country, then it has to abide by the laws of this country. For example, if I place a server on Gibralter, the Russian government or the United States can`t do anything about the owner of the server, if it violates the laws of their countries (although they are living in the US or Russia). Is this true? If the site is located in Gibraltar and violates US law, then would there be punishment for breaking the law when users come from the US?

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    Good afternoon! The physical server itself is influenced by the laws of the country in which it is located. It is under the jurisdiction of that State. However, the content is influenced by the laws of the country in which it is located. If a server is located in a particular country, that doesn`t mean that the site is only available for certain countries. It is available for the whole world, and the activity is carried out all over the world. >>> If the site is located in Gibraltar and violates US law, then would there be punishment for breaking the law when users come from the US?

     - Yes, the owner could be punished in the USA.
    Hypothetical situation: you are the owner of the site, the contents of which in some way violate the laws of the Russian Federation. If you can`t restrict access to the site for visitors from Russia, you are breaking the laws of the Russian Federation. If the server is placed in a country in which such content is allowed, the Russian authorities can`t affect the operation of the server, but it can block access to users who are in the territory of the Russian Federation. If you are in the same country as the server, and not a citizen of the Russian Federation, then there are no problems for you. If you are in another country, but a citizen of the Russian Federation, then, theoretically, you can be held to  Russian law, the authorities of the Russian Federation can request your extradition, and can be waiting on the border of the Russian Federation when you appear. If you are in Russia, you will be prosecuted. It doesn`t matter where the server with the banned information is located.
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    Good afternoon. It all depends on what kind of information you will post or store on the server. There is international law that must be obeyed. If, for example, you decide to place adult content on there, it is better to use servers in the Netherlands.
    The server itself is under the full jurisdiction of the State where it`s located. But the information placed on it, no.
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