1998-08-03 - RFC re simple anti-censorship strategy

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From: Jim Cook <jimcook@panix.com>
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From: Jim Cook <jimcook@panix.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 01:18:17 -0700 (PDT)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: RFC re simple anti-censorship strategy
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Motivated by Chiquita's recent censorship of the Cincinnati Inquirer -- and
more generally by the challenge of making suppressed documents available on
the web without exposing webmasters or their ISPs to legal liability --
I've developed a simple strategy.  The approach is similar to Adam Back's
Eternity Service in that it combines anonymous posts to Usenet with a
news-to-web interface.  Unlike Adam's approach, posts are not encrypted --
and are therefore easier to find and cancel.  OTOH, this approach is
easier, and does not require root privileges, to implement

Please see <http://www.panix.com/~jimcook/ntw-test.html> for the
demonstration.  I welcome comments.

Jim Cook <jimcook@panix.com>
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