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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Gov't wants into your laptop

From an article on An update on ACTA, a new trade-related law that Stephen Harper's federal Conservatives are trying to get in place. ACTA would let border police seize and search iPods for what they think might be infringing content, and would try to force ISPs hand over subscriber info without requiring a search warrant.

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"OTTAWA -- The federal government is secretly negotiating an agreement to revamp international copyright laws that could make the information on iPods, laptops and other devices illegal, according to a leaked government document.
The deal could also force Internet service providers to hand over customer information without a court order."



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