On 10/15/2012 04:44 PM, webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
direct donations to an organization like TDF. As far as I can tell,
there is not issues in NYS-USA.
Does anyone know of any other countries, or local areas, that restrict
Most of the states of the United States, and provinces of Canada have
laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, and restrictions on who,
where, when, and how donations can be solicited, requested, or accepted.
As one individual in charge of county licensing of solicitations phrased
it: "The local ordinances have not yet caught up with the online world.
One still needs to physically apply in person, for a permit to solicit
donations within this county. It doesn't matter if the fund raiser, and
the organization reside, operate, and target their activities in another
country. If they are not wearing the photo-ID badge issued by the
county, they are in violation of county ordinances."
For non-profits, the "saving grace", is that most of these agencies are
too small to be able to devote much more of their resources, than send a
cursory email to organizations doing fund raising in cyberspace,
requesting the fund raising organization to comply with local ordinances.
A few years ago, I talked briefly a lawyer who suggested compliance (in
order of precedence) with:
* All rules, regulations, ordinances, statutes, and laws, in the state
of incorporation, regardless of the level of government they are at.
(IOW, comply with every county, township, city, etc government body that
had something about fund raising, regardless of how explicit or implicit
that "something" is. (One major obstacle, is that a physical address
within the geographical boundaries of the agency whose license/etc is
being applied for, is usually required.));
* Then comply with the requirements at a state level, for all fifty
states, and all provinces and territories of Canada;
* Then comply with county, township, etc levels, as donations from them
The caveat was that if an agency, or individual sued for violation, that
course of action would not be an adequate defence. At best, the attorney
that represented the organization, could argue for "reasonableness", in
requiring a foreign organization, whose efforts were focused
geographically elsewhere, to comply with local requirements, before any
donations, or contributions, of cash, in kind, or of service, were
received, and accepted by the organization.
I am not a lawyer. This is not legal advice.
Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/marketing/
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted
Impressum (Legal Info)
: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images
on this website are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is
licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2
"LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are
registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are
in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective
logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use
thereof is explained in our trademark policy