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William was raided for running a Tor exit node. Please help if you can.

If you run Tor, then you should probably accept that it might be used
for activity that you don't approve of or even is in violation of the

I'm not saying Tor is good or bad, just that if you're using it you
probably know what you're getting into.

In order to catch someone in a criminal case, most law enforcement
will certainly take whatever they think could be used as evidence,
perform forensic analysis on it, and retain it as long as they think

Depending on how well your laws are written, you might be not be
protected from them discovering "other" activity that is outside the
scope and bringing a separate criminal case against you directly.

Got any pirated music or movies?

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 8:04 AM, Chris <caldcv at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not William and a friend pasted a link on IRC to me. I'm going to
> send him a few bucks because I know how it feels to get blindsided by
> the police on one random day and your world is turned upside down.
> Source: http://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/6283/raided-for-running-a-tor-exit-accepting-donations-for-legal-expenses
> From the URL:
> Yes, it happened to me now as well - Yesterday i got raided for
> someone sharing child pornography over one of my Tor exits.
> I'm good so far, not in jail, but all my computers and hardware have
> been confiscated.
> (20 computers, 100TB+ storage, My Tablets/Consoles/Phones)
> If convicted i could face up to 6 years in jail, of course i do not
> want that and i also want to try to set a legal base for running Tor
> exit nodes in Austria or even the EU.
> Sadly we have nothing like the EFF here that could help me in this
> case by legal assistance, so i'm on my own and require a good lawyer.
> Thus i'm accepting donations for my legal expenses which i expect to
> be around 5000-10000 EUR.
> If you can i would appreciate if you could donate a bit (every amount
> helps, even the smallest) either by PayPal (any currency is ok):
> https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2Q4LZNBBD7EH4
> Or by Bank Transfer (EUR only please):
> Holder: William Weber
> Bank: EasyBank AG (Vienna, Austria)
> Account: 20011351213
> Bank sort number: 14200
> IBAN: AT031420020011351213
> I will try to pay them back when i'm out of this (or even before) but
> i can obviously not guarantee this, please keep this in mind.
> This money will only be used for legal expenses related to this case.
> If you have any questions or want to donate by another way
> (MoneyBookers, Webmoney, Bitcoin, Liberty Reserve, Neteller) feel free
> to send me a mail (william at william.si) or a PM, or contact me in LET
> IRC.
> Thanks!
> William
> --
> --C
> "The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they're going to
> be when you kill them." - Sir William Clayton

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