A contract is a contract is a contract.
Yes it is!
However having said that in the case of renditions, there are superseding contracts regarding the treaties between say the United States and Sweden. If existing treaties allow for the actual rendition of citizens of one State to the next, then yes the contract you sign with a quasi-official owned corporation may come in to play.
Yes of course! all depending on the nature of the crime etc.
But if I step away from the more regular modus operandi between nation states on state level between two nation states at a more hypothetical level, I could technically probably be arrested at the requst of the US Legal Authorities when I'm travelling outside my own country - and if the US are hell bent on having my ass!
I wouldn't be suprised if this contract could be a valid reason and justify my arrest in front of a judge in some country somewhere.
A judge in a friendly country to the US could very well accept a contract which says in legalese that I stand under US Laws and US Jurisdiction as fully acceptable for my rendition to US Jurisdiction.
My embassy would then get my State Department to take contact with the US State Department with the usual procedure, but what good would that do me? by that time - It's too late! I'm probably just off the rendition plane somewhere in the US by then
So even if your membership on FaceBook inferred some level of jurisdiction of the U.S. Government over you, possession still remains 9/10th of common law.
Yeah well! maybe I could (hypothetically of course) have downloaded and seeded 18.000 GB of American Porn - wouldn't that count as 'possesion' of American Intellectual property?
Especially with the recent headlines about the recent (ACTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
I think they could very well make an example of someone who had done the above scenario - to put a face to the campaign, to show that they are serious etc! no?
I'm going to do some more research on this with the FB account agreement to see what impact this Jurisdiction actually could have on foreign nationals in real life.
Well all jokes aside! I get your main points Proto - and thank you so much for lending me some minutes of your eminent intellect once more - I always enjoying reading the wise words from you my friend!
Btw! I wonder if they could twist: All Your 'Personal Information' Will Be Transferred To The US in legalese to include the 'Personal Information' of your 'Persona' - your DNA?
In that case I would basically sign away my DNA, which is the personal information of myself!
[edit on 25-8-2010 by Chevalerous]