Some legal trouble with TOR in France +

Ben Wilhelm zorba at
Mon May 15 22:36:59 UTC 2006

crackedactor at wrote:
> Ok so they will come back with more than just child porn... thats when we have to draw the line!

"Yeah, so we disabled child porn like you asked, but we're not willing 
to do anything about piracy, death threats to government officials, 
cybercrime, or that mob ring running all their communications through 
our system. Yeah yeah, I know, the mob ring is responsible for the death 
of a dozen officers. Can't do anything. Well, I mean, we could, 
obviously. But we don't want to. Sorry! Let me know if you find any more 
child porn sites though!"

That will go over *real* well.

The line is drawn. The line is that Tor does not censor. That's the only 
line that makes sense, because everything else requires subjective 
judgement that many would not be able to agree on.

If you don't want your internet connection to be used anonymously, for 
*anything*, then don't run a Tor exit node. It's impossible to block 
subjects on a case-by-case basis anyway - the exact thing Tor was built 
to prove! - and I'd rather not waste our coders' time on that.


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