Please 'leak' Fedora 8

Res res at
Tue Nov 6 00:25:30 UTC 2007

On Mon, 5 Nov 2007, Alan Cox wrote:

>> To proxy a torrent, means non-discrimatory proxying, meaning it will proxy
>> a file regardless legal or not, and the fact it would proxy illegal
>> content is very grey area in law in many countries, in this country, it
> Its pretty clear in europe and fairly clear in the USA, under exactly the
> same laws that deal with web proxies and with ftp mirrors, all of which
> could also be carrying content in violation of a licence somewhere.
> Over here an ISP for most actions is defined as a "mere conduit" for data.
> No idea about .au, but then thats a country with a lot of more serious
> legal issues

You're telling me :)

We are exempt and protected under law for what a user has or does, even in 
hosting, but we are required to take down sites, content if notified by 
legal means or by the govt dept that regulates online content (ABA), and 
if we fail to do so, the very law that protects us, turns on us, 
rightfully so I suppose. Over the years I have terminated sites for 
gambling, racism, R-rated sexual content, bomb making and hell of a lot 

Never had a complaint of users serving movies and warez on our equipment, 
but complaints for end users serving from their home dsl etc, at a rate 
of 10 a day, somedays 20, that very law protects us over them, but again 
if we dont warn them to take action to stop them, thats when it becomes a 
grey area.


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