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Re: [tor-talk] Non-free country law preventing Tor from getting donations

On 06/14/2014 01:21 AM, Sebastian G. <bastik.tor> wrote:
> Andrew wrote:
>> # Highlights
>> (...)
>>  - Looked into legality of receiving a large financial donation from a
>> country on the US Treasury embargoed list. Unsurprisingly, we cannot
>> accept such a donation due to the source.
> That has to be a violation of your rights.

For sure :)


> If payed contribution is ruled out for that donor (whoever that is),
> because of its country how could the money get to you? Maybe the donor
> gives it to some middle-man that is not on the blacklist. The middle-man
> then transfers the money to you. (This has to be legal, because that is
> done with weapons as well. Countries not allowed to sell weapons to some
> country, sell it to their friendly surrounding countries and the weapons
> end up where they were wanted in the first place.)


> I'm not living in your country, but would it help to write some
> congressman? It truly has to be handled in a different way for
> non-profit organizations. (Especially for those that physically help
> people, e.g. medical help.)

The less said, the better?

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