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Q&A: What are the legalities of running a public proxy server?

March 26, 2011 by admin  
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Question by marinehacker202: What are the legalities of running a public proxy server?

I am thinking about hosting a Public website proxy server (for ppl to use at schools/work)
Wondering if, since my IP address will be used for everyone’s web traffic, if one user does something illegal through my proxy, will I be held accountable?

Best answer:

Answer by AdvilsDevocate
This varies by jurisdiction. You may not be held legally accountable, but you can bet that if someone commits illegal activities through your proxy, you’re going to be visited by law enforcement – and that’s a best-case scenario.

I suggest reading the link below before setting anything like this up.

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One Response to “Q&A: What are the legalities of running a public proxy server?”
  1. Steven R says:

    have a privacy policy / terms of use — that state you keep logs (and do keep them) saying you will turn them over if contacted by law inforcement

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