They do have a choice, nothing is forcing them to run freenet.
It doesn't matter that they can't see exactly what their node is doing, but only the 
fact that they know what their node is probably doing.
If someone gives you a package in Mexico and ask you to carry it across the boarder.  
You do so and customs finds it full of drugs.  It doesn't matter that you didn't see 
what was in there or even if it was locked and you couldn't see what was in there.  
All that matters is that a reasonable person would know what's in there.

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On 4 Aug 2004, at 15:22, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote
> As for the uploader
> Willful blindness can not protect you if it can be shown that you had 
> a reasonable suspicion to believe they you are committing a crime.  In 
> fact in some cases a deliberate attempt to not obtain knowledge is 
> proof of that knowledge.

Its an interesting question; can it be willful blindness if you don't 
have a choice?  It isn't that people choose not to see the information, 
its that they can't.  Now perhaps they don't want to either, but it is 
hard to see how someone can be said to willfully avoid doing something 
they couldn't do if they wanted to.

Ian.

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