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Re: [tor-talk] Email provider for privacy-minded folk

On Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:51:55 -0800 (PST)
Mysterious Flyer <mysteriousflyer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Yes, thank you. That is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I was
> thinking that the Tor Project ought to have a list of super-trusted
> hidden services, as well as a list of known violators.Â

We're not going to become a directory of hidden services. I will delete
any page which tries to become a "hidden wiki". There are already 20+
hidden wikis out there, use one of them please. If someone wants to
start a service like "stopbadware.org" or "mywot.com" for hidden
services, more power to them. The Tor Project isn't going to do this.

What the TorIPViolators page lists is public domains which try to trick
users into thinking the domain/company/organization is associated with
the Tor Project. A growing number of people around the world are
getting really angry at us for their tormail, tor-browser-download, and
similar experiences. We're receiving emails and phone calls from global
law enforcement about tormail, specifically. They are surprised to
learn tormail isn't run by the Tor Project. In the grand scheme, none
of these domains have anything to do with us. 

From a trademark perspective, this is the definition of "confusion in
the marketplace". Unfortunately in US laws, if we don't address the
confusion, we lose our trademark. And then it's open season on the Tor
name. It's a totally stupid and crappy situation to be in, but alas
here we are. Trademark lawyers tell us this is a sign of success.

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