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William was raided for running a Tor exit node. Please help if you can.
- Subject: William was raided for running a Tor exit node. Please help if you can.
- From: tbeecher at localnet.com (Tom Beecher)
- Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:18:49 -0500
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]om>
- References: <[email protected]om>
Assuming it's true, it was bound to happen. Running anything , TOR or
otherwise, that allows strangers to do whatever they want is just folly.
People will spend time and money securing their home wireless so their
neighbor can't steal their internet, but willingly allow strangers from
anywhere in the world to use their connections no strings attached. It's
On 11/29/2012 8:04 AM, Chris 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):
> Or by Bank Transfer (EUR only please):
> Holder: William Weber
> Bank: EasyBank AG (Vienna, Austria)
> Account: 20011351213
> Bank sort number: 14200
> IBAN: AT031420020011351213
> BIC: EASYATW1
> 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
> "The dumber people think you are, the more surprised they're going to
> be when you kill them." - Sir William Clayton