If someone puts a bunch of illegal stuff on 4chan servers, who would answer to the feds? I'm guessing they wouldn't fly over to japan to talk to ann hiro any time soon.
Now that I think about it, who the hell is even maintaining the ghetto pile of macs that are the 4chan servers now that moot's out of the pic? Never thought mods had the authority to do stuff like that.
I assume the 4chan administrators (identifiable by a red capcode) would handle those situations accordingly. for example Mark Zuckerberg is not contacted every-time something illegal is posted on facebook servers. (common sense would tell you that) of course all this is speculation.
On a sidenote, how does 4chan contact the Feds when they see egregiously illegal contact like someone making credible threats or a CP spammer?
I mean, do they call 1-800-FBI-LOLI or the local police department? I wouldn't want to be the mod calling the authorities saying we have a CP spammer and have copies of everything.
Large websites and communities get contacted by a federal government body, one of several departments such as the FBI or more recently the NSA, and they're given a direct line that isn't open to the mainstream public and is illegal to disclose.