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



On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 01:14:08AM +1100, Emily Ozols wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I gotta ask and I'm sure someone would if I didn't, but how do we know
> this guy is legit?
> He's jumped up on a forum saying, "Hey, police raided me, help. gib
> mone plz" and failed to provide and reason as to how he's real and not
> just making it up.
> 
> Maybe if there's a way to know this guy is legit, I'll help out if
> possible, but until then I'm just going to watch others with caution
> and I suggest others do as well.

This matter is being investigated by the Tor developers.
It looks legitimate, so far. 
 
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 12:04 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
> > 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
> > 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
> >
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> ~Em
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