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Bullshit. It’s literally saying “if your goal is to allow criminal activities”. Per TMG §8ff any service provider providing a free service whose traffic is neither filtered nor inspected bears neither responsibility nor is required to keep logs. [1]

This law cannot be applied in practice as there would need to be non refutable proof that the operation of the nodes would be used to facilitate illegal activities. That’s already illegal if they can prove it, or else it wouldn’t be illegal.

Source: my lawyers. I’ve been running massive exit nodes for years in Germany.

[1] https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/tmg/__8.html

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