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[liberationtech] The Future of Security Journalism

Nathan Andrew Fain nathan at squimp.com
Thu Jan 29 05:22:21 PST 2015


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Jen's thank you for the update concerning that law. I suspected my
knowledge on it was stale.

On 28/01/2015 14:51, Jens Kubieziel wrote:
> * Nathan Andrew Fain schrieb am 2015-01-28 um 14:17 Uhr:
>> International journalists are not in a better position. The
>> legal framework in some ways is worse than in the US.
>> Specifically in Germany for information security journalism, it
>> is still against the law to distribute (host) any code or tool
>> that has an alternate use that could in the end be used for
>> something illegal [1]. This is
> 
> The german journal iX once distributed a copy of Backtrack and made
> a self-indictment. This was later quashed, because one need to
> have criminal intent for a prosecution. The constitutional court
> also said something similar.
> 
> So you can distribute dual-use tools and it is done on a regular
> basis here.
> 
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