Some legal trouble with TOR in France

Michael Holstein michael.holstein at
Tue May 16 12:56:02 UTC 2006

> OK, that covers the defendant, but what if the person in question is
> not a defendant?

Simple .. they grant the person immunity from prosecution for the crime 
in question, then compel their testimony. There goes the 
"self-incrimination" argument, since the person can no longer be 
prosecuted for their participation in the crime. Failure to *then* 
testify, results in a contempt of court charge and a stay in the pokey 
(although not for long, since the judge will eventually release the 
person if they realize that punishment will not compel compliance).

Still, a stay in the pokey is a hard sell for most.

I disagree though that allowing police worldwide to come up with a 
"blacklist" .. first it's under the guise of "protecting children" .. so 
first the porn goes there. What next? talk about drugs, sex, ?

We're supposed to be making it harder to censor, not easier.


PS: for those that notice the dichotomy between this and my previous 
email about blocking academic journal access, this has to do not with 
ideals, but practicality in getting institutional ssupport. I can handle 
the police just fine, internal muckety-mucks are harder.

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