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Canada: We'll search your iPod for infringing media

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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 04:53 PM
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reply to post by johnsky
 


Sure thing champ, if you have the funds to do so by all means.

For the rest of us, I guess we are # out of luck?




posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 05:24 PM
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What about a joint lawsuit?



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 05:35 PM
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Well, the law has not yet passed. I don't discount the possibility of a class-action though.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 05:42 PM
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This is all scare tactics crap. I'm short on time so I can't give my expert copyright law opinion. Maybe later! In short, don't ever believe the media when it comes to copyright infringement. The only protection they have is the lies they spew. This issue delves deep within our constitutional rights and those are very hard to change. It is cheaper and easier to convince the public of mass lies.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 05:42 PM
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I think in many ways this would be uninforcable. There is simply no way that they can check every music ready phone, MP3 player etc without bringing traffic to a standstill



posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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Hi - I don't think this will ever fly either due to the logistics and deeply unpopular public feeling, let's face the PTB are probably happier that people are trawling ftp sites for low quality media than paying attention to what's going on with real issues..

But one relatively simple workaround would be to upload your media online and simply download it once you are safely through passport control. There are countless sites that this can be done quite simply and quickly for free.. Equally there are many remote access applications for accessing files from where ever you are without having to carry them around.

Clever nerds will conquer!

B



posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 10:36 AM
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Yes, fear the clever nerds!

Just a thought I had. When the Cold War was over, there was talk about what the CIA (etal) would do now. Well, a proposal at the time was to have these spy agencies be put to work in the world of business and industry. Thank goodness (?) warfare continued, to put them back into their usual business. Otherwise, they would be the ones declaring war/spying on consumers who "violate" business dealings.



posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 05:59 PM
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Long story short... this is some bull#.



posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by FredT

Canada: We'll search your iPod for infringing media


tech.yahoo.com

Big Brother is alive and kicking in the Great White North. According to The Vancouver Sun, the Canadian government is preparing to revamp its copyright laws in regard to portable electronics, including laptops and iPods, as it forges an alliance with the U.S. and the European Union called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). ACTA would essentially turn international borders into a copyright Gestapo, compelling border guards to check "laptops, iPods and even cellular phones for content that 'infringes' on copyright laws, such as ripped CDs and movies."

You ripped a DVD legally (say, using one of those digital download editions now included on some discs)? Doesn't matter. Guards can seize your iPod and even destroy it if they deem you've broken the law. Then you will be fined. Canada already performs random searches of laptops to search for child pornography. The new rules would step up these searches considerably.

(visit the link for the full news article)



Actually it would matter if you ripped the DVD or song legally as you would have not violated any copyright laws. In that case, we're talking about illegal search and seazure, possible assault, theft, destruction of private property, etc.. by someone taking your property without legal cause.



posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 06:23 PM
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I got my whole life on my laptop and a hell of a lot of photos and docs I'd like to remain private, none illegal, it's just I resent any goon trawling though my private files.

I shift my MP3s to my laptop and then erase my iPod disc when I use airports because I am afraid of being setup or accused of copyright infringement. My laptop itself is 100% encrypted at boot using PGP Whole Disc.

The authorities can demand you supply the password if you encrypt, but if you state you have just paid cash to 'someone' for the laptop and haven't gotten around to formatting the drive which came encrypted when you got it, they could not without huge tech effort prove you are intentionally obstructing them.

Also, if you travel in company, you could also state that the password is shared between you and your travel companion, but each half of the password only known to each of you. It would be impossible for the authorities to prove which one of you were not genuinely supplying their part of the password.

Stay safe when travelling, snooping is becoming more common. Full-disc encryption also stops tech-savvy goons setting you up by planting illegal porn etc.



posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 11:47 PM
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It's hopeless, they can pass any ridiculous law they want because all political parties walk hand in hand. Corruption and Cronyism is alive and kicking in Canada.

We can only hope for an major event that shakes up the power structure and leaves them ripe for the picking... where's the shoot-em-up rambo emo?



posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 12:08 AM
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I already have my idea for this...

I place an Mpeg on my computer that says "brittney spears bootleg"

But really it's a video of that scary face that pops up and screams at you... so whenever I cross the border i just leave the volume set to way high on my laptop and when the dumb ass security guard plays it up pops that "scare the Sh*7 out of you" face from those e-mails...

I am going to love this, I hope it accidently makes the guy set his tazer off in his pocket lol



posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 04:58 AM
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That is one sweet idea, i can just imagine the look on the guys face and the sheer embarrassment when he realises what has happened.

This is the way we can beat these stupid so called laws (laws that are unlawful can't infact be laws can they?), by using way out of the box solutions like suggested in the above post.
We are all smarter than some goons are so we will always find a way.
to quote The Mentor "You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike".



posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 05:53 AM
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I'm going to make a thread of this...

[edit on 29-6-2008 by mopusvindictus]



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