@codeberg Wouldn't you have to respond to that request too, if the alternative was to get blocked in an entire country?

@af @dmbaturin interesting perspective, maybe worth a discussion: is it sometimes better to lazily follow order than fight but leave doors open?

@codeberg @af As more countries choose to deploy Internet censorship, the choice is really between violating your integrity and hurting one user, or keeping your integrity but hurting millions. That's the sad and tricky part.

@dmbaturin @af absolutely. We need to find a good way to operate in this environment that helps us to achieves our goals as good as possible.

@dmbaturin absolutely such requests can become a problem and we have to follow regulation. That's why this is such an interesting problem to follow. We discussed this a lot, our current view:

- we have to adhere to local law,
- the process of court order from foreign entities involves a local court (that checks legitimacy of takedown request), whereas GH historically follows requests preemptively and leaves it to project owners to undo them (legal cost often not affordable).

@codeberg Oh, I mean in a situations when a takedown request has no legal standing in Germany, but a foreign country offers you a choice between taking a repo down or getting access to codeberg blocked, will you choose to take it down or make codeberg inaccessible for all users from that country?

Also, are you required to comply with the sanctions against Iran and Crimea? If yes, do you comply?

@dmbaturin To the best of our knowledge US sanctions do not apply to German entities and persons. That is not to say that other ways of pressure and discrimination can lead to problematic situations (say when traveling for example).

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