[tor-talk] Tor Exit Operator convicted in Austrian lower court

Moritz Bartl moritz at torservers.net
Wed Jul 2 20:54:12 UTC 2014

On 07/02/2014 12:42 AM, bauta at clovermail.net wrote:
> There are little details on this case:
> https://network23.org/blackoutaustria/2014/07/01/to-whom-it-may-concern-english-version/
> Does the Tor project has a defense support fund or a list of committed
> pro bono lawyers in different countries for such cases?

If any Tor operator has any trouble, please contact Tor and
Torservers.net immediately so we help.

This particular case went bad because of multiple reasons. We strongly
believe that it can be easily challenged. While certainly shocking,
lower court ruling should not be taken too seriously, and this won't
necessarily mean that all Tor relays in Austria are now automatically
illegal. The ruling only happened two days ago, there is no written
statement from the court yet, so we should all be patient and wait for
that before we make any assumptions. We will definitely try and find
some legal expert in Austria and see what we can do to fight this.

Moritz Bartl

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