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Re: Tor operator raided in Finland


i know that there's a RIPA act in UK, but some laws are illegal,
e. g. the Nuremberg Laws, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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] http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/96850
> [1] http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/15/1459243