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

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 01:19:19PM -0600, Naslund, Steve wrote:
> I think the best analogy I would use in defense is something like the
> pre-paid cellular phones that are sold.  That is about the only
> anonymous communications service I can think of off the top of my head.
> Problem is that most people are not licensed carriers and may not be
> able to hide behind that protection.  

if your phone is stolen and used by a drug dealer, i'm pretty sure the cops
would not be after you for anything the dealer did.

if you stand on the corner with a sign saying "free cell phone airtime,
just ask me", they might take a different view on things.

now, whether you are guilty of anything or not, by standing there with a sign
you are certainly opening yourself to legal inquiry, delay and hassle.

i wouldn't be surprised if the cops didn't accept your "i'm just letting
people use my phone, i've got nothing to do with their activities" defence,
at least not without poking about for a bit, which might include looking
at your cellphone, your home phone, your bank records, and anything else
they think (and a judge agrees) might need viewing to clear you.

Jim Mercer     Reptilian Research      jim at reptiles.org    +1 416 410-5633
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