On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 01:44:37AM +0100, Ian Clarke wrote:
> On 5 Aug 2004, at 01:39, Toad wrote:
> >The problem is that ignorance is indeed a goal in itself on Freenet.
> >It's part of its very basic design features.
> Same is true of the postal system (otherwise they would mandate that 
> everything is written on postcards).

Freenet is DESIGNED to actively thwart attempts to find the authors.
This is a fundamental design goal. It is a motive. Whereas the postal
system simply doesn't care one way or the other. In fact, right now,
Freenet is so slow that only perverts and geeks use it. Or so it would
be argued.

In any case, I don't see any reason to think that Freenet is illegal
under current US or UK law. Whereas I see every reason to expect it to 
be criminalized under INDUCE - which is designed to make it easy to 
criminalize things like Freenet. However IANAL, and my opinions are
based on third party analysis of INDUCE by somebody who is probably
merely a law student or interested bystander.
> 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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