posted on Jun, 19 2006 @ 01:59 AM
Faheem Lodhi was recently charged under new terrorism laws of downloading maps of military bases in the Sydney area, in conjunction with using a false
name. Now I don't know exactly what maps he downloaded, but these new Australian anti-terrorism laws got me thinking. Would it be possible to take
people to court just for using a freeware program like Google Earth to look at detailed overhead photography of sensitive military bases? Of course,
this charge was part of the 'planning the attack' charge, but still . . . that could be a very fine line at times.
Not saying I use GE to plan out missions to assault military bases, but you know, you do end up looking at places like Area-51 and whatnot, as
well as many 'installations' in your local area.
Yeah, I know they probably don't even know what you're looking at, and there would be so many people to charge itd be ridiculous, but still . . .
If you just happened to come under their attention, and they learnt that you were looking at bases, could that help them get a warrant or lay charges
or could it be used as evidence?