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[tor-talk] William was raided for running a Tor exit node. Please help if you can.



----- Forwarded message from Asad Haider <asad at asadhaider.co.uk> -----

From: Asad Haider <asad at asadhaider.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:37:24 +0000
To: tor-talk at lists.torproject.org
Subject: Re: [tor-talk] William was raided for running a Tor exit node.
	Please help if you can.
Reply-To: tor-talk at lists.torproject.org

William will be posting a statement soon which will explain everything
that's happened and give a detailed account of events, along with evidence
including pictures showing the aftermath of the raid in his apartment, as
well as copies of the warrant and inventory of seized items.

He runs a large ISP in Austria and is a well respected member of the
community, a lot of us have already sent in donations.

His blog is https://rdns.im/ and I'm guessing the statement will be posted
on there, I'll send everyone a link once it's finished being written.

On 29 November 2012 19:22, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> ----- Forwarded message from Emily Ozols <wingar at team-metro.net> -----
>
> From: Emily Ozols <wingar at team-metro.net>
> Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:14:08 +1100
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: William was raided for running a Tor exit node. Please help if
>         you can.
>
> 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.
>
> 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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