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Re: Tor server "nami" taken by the German Police

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 1:06 PM, grarpamp <grarpamp@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > They took the machine running Tor exit node called "nami".

> Well, sorry to hear that.
> Good luck with the police. :-(

Actually, I think people will be just fine if their systems are
free/encrypted of 'interesting' content, and they didn't provably do
things via that Tor client at the same time and so on. Laws and
systems may be crazy, but if someone's good overall they'll win out.
It may just take some time and talking and educating the judicial types.
And certainly the CCC might give good tips and pointers to legal advisors.
As always, speak with counsel first, if available.
Be strong, be cool, no need to panic, life happens :)

And if you're a node operator, it wouldn't hurt to
consult with counsel beforehand. Most lawyers
offer a free initial consultation up to an hour. That way you
can shop around and know who you'd like to work
with IF something should happen in the future.

You could even put a sign on the node that says 'I'm the box you want,
take me'. Might save some ransacking of your datacenter :)

I was thinking recently about something along these lines. How crazy would it be to have someone design a door or window sticker that says something like "The Tor network lives here! We are proud to support privacy and anonymity, and operate a Tor network exit node from here with the nickname "xyz". Go to https://www.torproject.org for more details on the Tor network. Go to http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/router_detail.php?FP=12e498a498a8cc78eef6abb0f397d96712e7d070 for more details on our exit node xyz."