IANAL but there HAVE been recent US cases where major P2P systems have been
found not to be in violation of the law. Otherwise INDUCE would be
unnecessary.

On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 02:35:00PM -0400, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> 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.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [freenet-support] anonymity(NOT)
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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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