On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 01:00:22AM +0100, Ian Clarke wrote: > On 4 Aug 2004, at 19:35, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > >They do have a choice, nothing is forcing them to run freenet. > > Shaky logic. Nothing is forcing postmen to work for the USPS, yet if > it were to be found that a postman had unknowingly transported drugs it > is unlikely that they could successfully be accused of willful > ignorance because they chose to work for a service that does look > inside all of the mail it transports. > > IANAL (BIKAF), but I would expect that for ignorance to be willful it > can't be a side-effect of a goal, it must be a goal in itself. There > are plenty of reasons why someone might want to use Freenet other than > obtaining illegal content.
The problem is that ignorance is indeed a goal in itself on Freenet. It's part of its very basic design features. > > >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. > > Really? I suspect there are at least thousands of postal workers who > deliver packages from Mexico to the US without opening them every day, > are you suggesting that they could all be arrested? > > Ian. -- Matthew J Toseland - [EMAIL PROTECTED] Freenet Project Official Codemonkey - http://freenetproject.org/ ICTHUS - Nothing is impossible. Our Boss says so.
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