Tor operator raided in Finland

dr._no at dr._no at
Mon Jan 28 19:52:12 UTC 2008


i know that there's a RIPA act in UK, but some laws are illegal,
e. g. the Nuremberg Laws,,
and they doe not affect the international laws and do not impress
international courts like the  European Court of Justice,

And you don't need to forget the password; it's enough to mistake the
password, you have been asked for, with others - nobody is perfect ;-)


> On 28.01.2008 at 20:10 Matthew MacGregor wrote:
> > I have no knowledge of the fact, but is there not some provision in  
> > the laws of any countries with these crypto laws to deal with the,  
> > "I forgot" defense. Because I can see every single person being  
> > asked for their passphrase to use this defense. Hell, I know I  
> > would...
> Well, the British government passed a law last year threatening 5  
> years of jail if you do not disclose your keys/passphrases to unlock  
> these [0]. One could argue that by "forgetting" your passphrase you  
> actually fail to disclose it. On the other hand an US court recently  
> ruled that your password acually is protected by the 5th amendment  
> [1], but I believe the US govt is challenging this decision. Anyways  
> -- if you decide to "forget" your passphrase, I'd guess that you're at  
> least in danger of being held in contempt of court (but IANAL,  
> obviously).
> Greetings,
> Niels
> [0]
> [1]

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