Link: The People Suing Tor Don't Actually Know What Tor Is
"On Wednesday it was reported that the victim of a revenge porn site was preparing to sue not only the site operators but also Tor, for their part in keeping the site’s owners protected and anonymous. Two days later, they’ve wised up a bit and are dropping their case against the anonymity network, instead focusing their efforts squarely on the offending revenge porn site.
In their original complaint, the plaintiff Shelby Conkin and her lawyer Jason Lee Van Dyke said that “unscrupulous Internet service companies such as TOR offer ‘private’ or ‘anonymous’ domain name hosting services that allow criminals such as PinkMeth [the name of the revenge porn site in question] and its users to escape accountability for their actions.” They were seeking damages upwards of $1 million.
It appears Van Dyke, who on his Twitter profile describes himself as “quite possibly the meanest and most right-wing lawyer in Texas,” thought that some sort of formal agreement had been reached between Tor and PinkMeth, in line with Tor selling a product to deliberately facilitate such a site. That’s obviously not the case.”
Read the full article on MotherBoard
(Our addition on the matter)
So essentially Mr Jason L. Van Dyke is suing the protocol known as tor and the organization the tor project who has publicized this protocol.It has been stated MR.Dyke has since recently dropped the tor project from said lawsuit upon the realization of the absurdity of his claim that torproject.org has or can have any responsibility for the actions of a website administrator using their protocol.
This type of thinking is dangerous it is quite literally like saying we are going to sue every honda employee or person involved in the creation of honda vehicles for 10X thouand auto accidents for every person who died with,because and from one of their creations regardless of context,intent or even involvement.
Hey lets go sue AOL for making their 56k dial-up service people did some pretty bad things using dial-up….
anyone MR.Dyke has since retreated to the drawing board to learn the inner workings of tor to “identify the responsibilities they have if any” which motherboard humorously exclaimed none and no.
It is also worth noting MR.Dyke has been allegedly accused of great deals of misconduct,threats of violence,threats of legal action against people who have spoken out in opposition to his involvement with the cases related to tor,pinkmeth and other current issues,and made legal inquiries to people hosting the PDF of his court documents related to the suing of Tor.
This Link Will take you to a album on IMgur (some harsh language and nonsense included) which contains screenshots related to some acussations,essentially someone said some mean things to jayson then wrote a negative review on his law firm Van Dyke Law Firm and he threatened them physically,legally and then proceeded to pay the mans girlfriend (Jayson was unaware of that at the time) the sum of 200$ for his “dox” (address and identifiable details to then harass this man with a defamation suit)
This is not the first incident of internet VS van dyke either he has roped many people in as bad people helping revenge porn before such as domain registrars (domain.com),hosting companies and shared DNS registries.
So the revenge porn crusade has left many innocent casualties and very few warranted casualties is the premise of our article.
and regardless how bad the bad guys behind some of the things MR.Dyke is fighting against (bullying,revenge porn etc) he has been publicly seen and recorded making death threats to others (mostly the operator of pink meth) but people also not involved in criminal acts as well who would try to engage him to explain himself regarding his suing tor.Which is not a admirable choice of conduct for the “good guy”.
and you can find the PDF regarding his court case here
and the press release here