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[liberationtech] Hammond Banned from using Cryptography

Shava Nerad shava23 at
Fri Nov 15 22:01:51 PST 2013

It is so common for judges to be complètement sans clue regarding
technology -- I'm sure the judge has no idea how pervasive crypto is,
probably doesn't understand his online banking uses it, and so on.

It's tragic.


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at>wrote:

> From: Privarchy Mee <privarchy at>
> Can any of you, most of whom I do not doubt are far more knowledgeable
> about cryptography and how it's conceptualised within the legal
> sphere, offer some insight regarding this?
> The claim is that Judge Loretta A. Preska, who sentenced Jeremy
> Hammond today, said that for the three years (post-release) that he
> was to spend under supervision, he will not be able to use encryption
> for communication or storage purposes(!) which is practically a legal
> edict to go and build a cabin by Walden Pond. How can this be
> considered anything but cruel and unusual?
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