I view the intraweb as a nifty tool for folks to bounce ideas off each other. Sometimes, I'll wonder to myself: "Self, I wonder if action A would get me arrested or if it is legal."
So I'll post..knowing full well that what I am getting is simply ANOTHER PERSON'S PERSPECTIVE.
The true test is whether an officer, upon seeing me perform action A, will, in fact, arrest me. This is between myself and Mr. Officer.
Sometimes, I see another poster asking: "Hello Forum! Is action B illegal?"
So, I will peruse the laws and ordinances, and seeing nothing that catches my eye towards it's illegality, will offer MY PERSPECTIVE:
"Nope! Looks as altruistic as helping a little old lady across the street, to me! Action B makes me warm and fuzzy!"
Now. IANAL. This is the intraweb! All things here are worth exactly as much as you pay for them. I know that when I go out and perform action A, what happens is laying squarely on my own shoulders. I am the one who chose to perform action A, I will be the one to reap the rewards, or the repurcussions of action A.
So, if you go out and perform action B.....it's on you. You should know that I am simply sitting here offering my 2 cents. If Officer Hardass knocks you to the ground and hauls you off in chains.......
...Don't come back here crying "You said action B was warm and fuzzy! You got me arrested!"
NOPE. You got you arrested.
I can expound on the material used to construct the moon. Just because I say it's made of green cheese, doesn't make it true. It's simply my 2 cents.
Same way with legal advice. My opinion doesn't make action B legal. YOU are the one going to jail if I'm wrong. I'm just simply offering my 2 cents. Just what the intraweb was designed for. (That, porn, and buying stuff from Midway USA.)