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Re: Wikipedia & Tor

On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 12:00:38PM -0400, Adam Shostack wrote:
> My apologies if the sarcastic comparison doesn't work for you.  Banksy
> has done thing like hanging his art in the british museum.  Some
> people see that as entirely wrong.  I think there's a long continuum,
> and that's what I was trying to make clear.  Unsuccessfully, as it
> turns out, I didn't make it at all clear.

Fair enough.

I understand your point: Some may not consider what he does art.  And it's a
good point, as far as it goes.  If folks knew who he was, they could stop
him from doing more; ie he would be spotted walking into the museum.

But I can't think of something like tor making what he does possible.  Maybe
I'm not imaginative enough.  I think that's the key difference here, though:
Banksy does what he does without a bit of technology enabling him.

So I think your point stands in support of anonymity, but not in favor of
allowing abuse through tor.

(I know, there are other arguments about that, but I'm not addressing them
here 8)