It would depend on the circumstances surrounding SE staff needing to contact someone. Remember, the Stack Exchange community team are the folks that moderate new sites before pro-tem moderators are appointed.
Copyright is hard, especially in areas of the world where the concept doesn't really exist. Sometimes folks go and grab and post external content in the spirit of being helpful, not realizing that attribution is required, or how to properly attribute an excerpt to begin with. I would not call that a strike against someone.
Moderators are, however, expected to judge the quality of a post within a certain knowledge domain, and the quality of any candidate's posts need to demonstrate that they meet the standards that you're going to need to enforce.
In short, to be considered as a pro-tem moderator, make sure that:
- Your interactions with the community are positive and helpful
- You show an interest in community governance and helping new users on your meta site
- Your questions and answers are of decent quality, and primarily written solely by you
If everything above is covered, then there shouldn't be anything to worry about. When we look for pro-tem candidates, we examine their activity overall. If it looks like you are patient, friendly, helpful and have the domain knowledge needed to judge the quality of other contributions, then we'll definitely consider you!