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Re: [tor-talk] Tor ban discussion at Russian state Duma



On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 01:04:43AM +0000, CANNON wrote:
> Would this apply to only nodes operating in that region or would it
> make Tor users criminals if they get caught using Tor?

I'm not a lawyer, my understanding of the bill may be wrong.

It does not criminalize usage of network censorship circumvention
methods for citizens.  Operators of any nodes (Bridges, Relays, Exits)
reachable from Russia are subject for the bill, but I see no penalties
for non-complying operators besides network ban of corresponding nodes.

On the other hand, the bill is quite vague, so I consider that
"operator" may as broad as Google Play, Apple Store, every Linux distro
mirror and software downloads website because of distributing censorship
circumvention tools. 

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