Hi. I am considering leasing a "dedicated server" computer system from a company in France (hosting-canada.ca). It's a Canadian company with data-centers in Canada, USA, and France. I want the French server as it is better geographically for some users. As I understand it the legal system in France is rather behind the times, being very strict in terms of allowing their citizens to use cryptography. The server that I'm looking at buying is located in a data-center in France. I am wondering if I could get in any trouble using a French server computer, even though I don't live in France but in Canada. I am thinking that because I live in Canada I would only have to follow Canadian law. Is there a chance that I could get in trouble some how by the French government for using cryptography on a computer in France? In short, I want to make certain that I won't have legal issues down the road for using a computer to host a cryptographic network. The three crypto-nets that I hope to set up are www.torproject.org, freenetproject.org, and www.i2p2.de . I have absolutely no intent on using the server software for anything illegal, but to promote free speech. Thanks for your time and help with these questions! :)
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Googling French cryptographic laws. The results all seem to be outdated though, talking about the situation ten to fifteen years ago, when I need to know the present-day laws.
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Hi, I'm still waiting for an answer to this question. So yes, if you can, please find a professional to assist in answering the question. Thank you for your help, its appreciated.
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I'm not in a hurry to get the answer, so I'll wait. My purchase of this server might be several months from now so I am willing to wait a long time to get a concise answer. Thank you!
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