Regulation and Bureaucracy
EFF: User Generated Content and the Fediverse: A Legal Primer
A US centric primer on copyright law and liabilities, to take a bit of the anxiety off from Mastodon hosters.

A guide to potential liability pitfalls for people running a Mastodon instance
A mostly US-specific guide to potential liability pitfalls for people who are running a Mastodon instance, and how to mitigate them.

EU Regulation on a Single Market For Digital Services and amending Directive
also known as "Digital Services Act": > The Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act aim to create a safer digital space where the fundamental rights of users are protected and to establish a level playing field for businesses. This is a fundamental (and quite dry) legal document that legislates digital services in the EU. A more legible explanation and summary can be found at

A german podcast episode about the regulatory needs for german Mastodon instances
A conversation between german lawyers on the various legal aspects of running or participating a Mastodon instance

Mastodon Privacy Guide V.1.0
> A guide on data protection obligations, challenges & pitfalls for Mastodon Users & Instance owners / Admins.

Mastodon Privacy Policy Generator

Fediverse from English Law
Collecting some articles on legal opinions. This is the first.

Regulation and Bureaucracy

    If you run an instance, you will have to worry about local laws, bureaucracy, governance models, and so on.

    This community is here to keep track of the needs and options for this.

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