Re: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS 5-page preview
I assume that anyone who ever served in Starfleet - even if they only attended the Academy for a short time and didn't even graduate, like Nikolai or Merik - was bound by Starfleet regulations. I don't see why this shouldn't be the case.
As for civilians in the Federation, it remains to be seen whether there is an equivalent of the Logan Act
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