[tdwg-tag] LSID Sourceforge URL & LSID Best Practices

Peter Ansell ansell.peter at gmail.com
Sun Aug 16 00:31:43 CEST 2009

2009/8/16 Aaron Steele <eightysteele at gmail.com>:
> This isn't my area of expertise, but Iran, along with Cuba, Libya,
> North Korea, Sudan and Syria, are countries on the United States
> Office of Foreign Assets Control (http://bit.ly/1BSkd9) sanction list.
> Consequently, all US entities, including Google and Sourceforge, must
> comply with these OFAC regulations. Users from these countries are not
> allowed to post or access content available through either of these
> services.
> See section 5 of the Google Code Terms of Service
> (http://bit.ly/3MMqWK) and section 4 of the Sourceforge Terms of Use
> (http://bit.ly/2vMXCS).

Are there any non-US countries that offer services like Google and
Sourceforge but don't distinguish based on the host address? Users in
these countries can easily get around these restrictions anyway using
Tor for instance, but that isn't the point.



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