[NZLUG] Privacy server

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Jun 19 12:34:20 NZST 2013

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Bruce Clement <subscribed at gnuzealand.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 5:12 PM, Volker Kuhlmann <hidden at paradise.net.nz>wrote:
>> On Tue 18 Jun 2013 16:09:31 NZST +1200, Jim Cheetham wrote:
>> > > One major thought is that one should *expect to* receive subpoenas
>> from
>> > > Police and GCSB within a day of the site going live, and be forced to
>> > > install arbitrary backdoor logging and MITM software.
>> >
>> > And with a careful setup procedure and a reasonable level of
>> > cross-checking, such an activity should be difficult to keep secret.
>> Hmm, I expect those requests to come with a clause "you will keep quiet
>> about this or we send you straight to jail". How do you plan to address
>> that?
> Would structuring the service as a legal partnership work? I'm not a
> lawyer but, IIRC unlike a company, limited partnership or trust, a
> partnership isn't a legal entity seperate from the partners so any warrant
> served on the partership would need to be communicated to all partners. If
> every user of the service was a partner ...

Generally speaking only one partner of a partnership needs to be served
with legal proceedings.
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