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Putting your server outside the US does not put you outside of US law. The legal system takes a pretty dim view of "clever hacks" like that, actually.

But the point is not to put you outside of US law, but to make a harder target for frivolous claims. In this case, the site is legal, but was taken down because the hosting provider did not want to deal with the torrent of unfounded cease and desist letters.

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