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Andrew D Kirch trelane at trelane.net
Wed Jun 24 16:48:58 CDT 2009


Richard A Steenbergen wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 12:43:15PM -0700, Randy Bush wrote:
>   
>> sadly, naively turning up tor to help folk who wish to be anonymous in
>> hard times gets one a lot of assertive email from self-important people
>> who wear formal clothes.
>>
>> folk who learn this the hard way may find a pointer passed to me by smb
>> helpful, <http://www.chrisbrunner.com/?p=119>.
>>     
>
> If bittorrent of copyrighted material is the most illegal thing you
> helped facilitate while running tor, and all you got was an assertive
> e-mail because of it, you should consider yourself extremely lucky. 
>
> Anonymity against privacy invasion and for political causes sure sounds
> like a great concept, but in reality it presents too tempting a target
> for abuse. If you choose to open up your internet connection to anyone
> who wants to use it, you should be prepared to be held accountable for
> what those anonymous people do with it. I'm sure you don't just sell 
> transit to any spammer who comes along without researching them a little 
> first, why should this be any different.
You might also consider asserting your right to common carrier immunity
under 47USC230. 

Andrew





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