Austrian "Impressum" Laws

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  • #1751379

    tierratelder
    Member

    Dear Support Team,
    I´ve got a complicated question.
    I live in Austria and I really want to start up a blog on WordPress. I read an article which said that by Austrian law, all bloggers need to include their full name and address on their blogs. But then it said something about how they don´t have to do that if their blog is on an American website. I´m really confused about all of this and I was wondering if you could help?

    The blog I need help with is thoughtsthroughmidnight.wordpress.com.

    #1751407

    tierratelder
    Member

    I really need help with this!!

    #1751408

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll tag this thread for a Staff response. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1751409

    raincoaster
    Member

    Wow. I’d move. Kidding! I’d use a VPN.

    #1751410

    timethief
    Member

    Like raincoaster said I’d never ever live in a country with invasive laws like that one. I’d be using Tor if I absolutely had to live there. https://www.torproject.org/

    #1751439

    tierratelder
    Member

    Thank you for replying!

    And I´m really not sure how the laws work; it might not be like that anyway.

    #1751530

    gracejiyoung
    Member

    Hi there,

    I’m not familiar with the law as well, but I have contacted our legal department for advice on this situation. I’ll let you know what they say once I hear back.

    Thanks!

    #1751532

    tierratelder
    Member

    @gracejiyoung: Thank you!

    #1751538

    gracejiyoung
    Member

    Hi there,

    So I heard back from our team, and while we do not police WordPress.com looking for Impressums, under our Terms of Service agreement you are agreeing to comply with local law. So, please do your best to comply with Austria’s law. I highly recommend speaking with someone who is familiar with Impressum to see if it even applies in your case as we cannot offer any specific legal advice.

    I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

    #1751539

    tierratelder
    Member

    Okay, I´ll try and search for someone. Thanks again!!

    #1751540

    gracejiyoung
    Member

    You’re welcome!

    Happy Blogging :)

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