[tor-talk] Tor Exit Operator convicted in Austrian lower court
joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Wed Jul 2 16:36:23 UTC 2014
On 7/2/2014 11:10 AM, Michael O Holstein wrote:
>> That is nonsense. Why not arrest the owners of a stainless steel blade
>> factory, because some people stab other people with those blades.
> Okay .. try giving knives away anonymously out of the back of your garage and let us know how you make out.
> tl;dr .. don't tell the world to use TOR for hosting kiddie porn while also running an exit node.
Except, comparing apples to apples, what typical Tor operators do is no
different than what ISPs do.
Comparing handing out weapons to passing internet traffic through
servers - while having no knowledge of its content, is an apples to
Except that Tor operators (or any others like them) are "little guys"
that a lot of LEAs don't like.
To be fair in applying the law, Austrian courts would *have to convict*
the Austrian equivalent of say, AT&T (ISP), if they were EVER found to
have unknowingly transmitted illegal material through their servers.
Of course every huge ISP has transmitted illegal / stolen material, or
plans to commit crimes through their servers - but not w/ their
knowledge or blessing.
I've never heard of a single ISP being indicted, much less convicted
over a case like this.
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