Some legal trouble with TOR in France

Ringo Kamens 2600denver at
Sun May 14 17:31:28 UTC 2006

There are a few key points that you are overlooking.

1. In support of the photocopying money scandal, most printers have yellow
dots imprinted on them that track date printed, serial number, etc.

2. By US export law, US companies are not allowed to export encryption
larger than 56 bit (although it might have jumped to 128 a few years ago),
unless it has been *certified by the government.  *That means unless it has
a backdoor. Plus, governments have thousands of teraflops of idle computer
cycles waiting to crack your keys.

3. How can you honestly think Microsoft wouldn't bend over for the US
government. They bent over for China. Look at PGP. They moved to closed
source after version 6.0 with no valid reason. The reason is probably the

4. In terms of using checksums to ensure your system hasn't been tampered
with, the computer hardware could have a defense system against that such as
trusted computing.

Ringo Kamens

On 5/14/06, Mike Zanker <mike at> wrote:
> On 14/5/06 15:10, Tony wrote:
> > Nb- failure to disclose keys is up to two years in prison. Not 10.
> >
> > (5) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable-
> >
> >   (a) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not
> > exceeding two years or to a fine, or to both;
> >   (b) on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding
> > six months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both.
> Furthermore, that's part III of RIPA which hasn't been enacted yet.
> Mike.
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