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Copyright Infringement & Tor

Yes, I've blogged about this earlier. And now, almost a year after setting up a Tor exit-node, I've got my 5th Copyright infringement notice. Apparently I have infringed(?) upon:

  • 2010-03-16 - Harry Potter audio books
  • 2010-05-16 - Iron Man 2
  • 2010-09-29 - Eureka
  • 2010-12-24 - Despicable Me
  • 2011-01-03 - Naruto
  • 2011-01-05 - House MD
...to be continued?

Again, for the record: half of the stuff up there I didn't even know (and, in retrospect, I would've been happier to not have looked them up). Also, with the configured exit policy in place, BitTorrent downloads are not even possible. But how to explain this to a lawyer?

Update: OK, I'm giving in. After another notice only 2 days after the last one and only two weeks after the 4th notice, I've decided to run a bridge node. As I cannot use any of those good hints for running an exit node, I see no other choice than running a bridge. It's better than nothing, I guess :-\

$ diff torrc{.exit,}
19c19
< SocksListenAddress 192.168.0.106:9050
---
> SocksPort 0
24,25c24,25
< SocksPolicy accept 192.168.0.0/24
< SocksPolicy reject *
---
> # SocksPolicy accept 192.168.0.0/24
> # SocksPolicy reject *
168,169c168,169
< #BridgeRelay 1
< #ExitPolicy reject *:*
---
> BridgeRelay 1
> ExitPolicy reject *:*