---- Kentucky Seeks to Block Online Gambling, For Good
Receptional_Andy - 6:50 pm on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)
...the Defendant's 141 Domain Names transport the virtual premises of an Internet gambling casino into the houses of Kentucky residents.
From a skim-read through the court documents, it seems the issue is that the 141 websites allowed users from Kentucky to gamble (illegally) - it's noted that some other websites actually blocked access to users from Kentucky.
But even that isn't especially useful - how could a site owner be legitimately expected to know the detail of every law for every country there website resides in?
...the Defendants 141 Domain Names...have been "designed" to reach our state. According to the Commonwealth's counsel...if the...Defendants so chose, they can filter, block and deny access to a website on the basis of geographic locations.
If there is available technology...then having those filtering mechanisms should be a protocol that may be reasonably required in the "design" of their business plan and their doman name use.