There's plenty of phpBB boards that have been around for longer than three years, though...
SInce the fail that was/is the GDPR, we're in a place where the EU enforces its laws in a globalist manner Also, there's this little tid-bit in the new trade deal that the EU's working out with the USA, for example:along with the fact that it would only apply to boards/sites in the EU,
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Intellectual Property (IPR): - Seek to obtain, consistent with U.S. priorities and objectives, appropriate commitments that reflect the shared U.S.-EU objective of high-level IPR protection and enforcement and to sustain and enhance joint leadership on IPR issues. - Seek new opportunities to advance and defend the interests of U.S. creators, innovators, businesses, farmers, and workers with respect to strong protection and effective enforcement of intellectual property rights, including their ability to compete in foreign markets. - Prevent the undermining of market access for U.S. products through the improper use of a country’s system for protecting or recognizing geographical indications, including any failure to ensure transparency and procedural fairness, or adequately protect generic terms for common use.
Me neither, and I really hope that it's not added to the core code. I'm saying that someone should probably make these extensions before we get people asking when this will be implemented.I don't see much need for adding any of that to the code.
extensions, yeah, if anyone wants to do that and make them available to the few sites that might need them is probably a great idea.
Firstly I doubt that there are many boards, if any, that would meet the second and third of those criteria - and if they did they would have the resources to deal with it. So that only leaves the first one and one [simple] way would be to change the start date every three years.LaxSlash1993 wrote: ↑Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:13 amOrganizations are exempt from the new passed laws ONLY if they meet *all three* of the following criteria:
- A startup that has been active for less than three years
- A Website with an annual turnover below €10 million
- A website with less than 5 million monthly unique visitors
Cannot be done as there is no correlation between an IP address and a location together with the fact that there are (or at least last time I looked) no reliable free unlimited IP lookup databases.
I think it is just easier if you forget about upload filters, it is basically technologically impossible to do so if you are worried about that, just close your board and move on with your life (as text can be copyright protected too probably you would need an "upload filter" for posts too, right?).
Any US company that does not have a physical or financial presence in the EU is not subject to EU law without a agreement or treaty by the US government. Executive agreements are non binding and binding treaties are not something easy to obtain as they require 2/3 vote in the US Senate. The chances of the US government imposing EU law on US citizens is slim to none. Even a similar US law would have a snowball's chance in hell at this given time.
You can do this reliably with Cloudflare with very little resources. You can block by country code at the edge or they send header with the country of origin so you can easily block on your own server. Within phpBB If you wanted to edit core files you can do it with a few lines of code.