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#41 Eric5h5

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:44 PM

View PostNeroon, on May 27th 2008, 07:55 PM, said:

Every time someone wants to play he has to phone the regional gaming central. They will sned a console out with ten armed guards that will watch the player at all times while the console is there.

Nah, you can hack that system...just bribe the guards.  ;)

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:15 AM

Source: hardmac.com

An International authority in the fight against pirates

"The Canadian government has placed on the books some international legislation relating to Canada, and also to the United States and the European Union.
ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) aims at giving customs officers and other law enforcement officials the right to be able to check the contents of the computers and other walkmans in order to control the legitimacy of the data which are stored there.
The contraveners could then be retained until the payment of a fine and also the device could be confiscated or destroyed.
These same law officers will have to decide on the legality of the files present, this will certainly not be always simple now that many sites propose the sale of files without DRM.
Another part of this document speaks of forcing internet operators to deliver personal information concerning wet surfers who may have violated copyrights."

Seems they already working together  :happy: :happy:  

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:38 AM

Hurry! Head on over to ebay and fire up your disc burners while there's still time!!! :cool:
Of course I mean this in the archival legal way, of course. You all know that.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:47 AM

Meh, just hide and encrypt anything illegal on your hard drive.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:54 AM

View Postcharmin, on May 28th 2008, 01:47 PM, said:

Meh, just hide and encrypt anything illegal on your hard drive.

Can't exactly do that with an iPod. Anyway, point is there's no way a border guard can realistically tell what's legal and what's not. If you've bought CD's and ripped them to your iPod, then how do they know? Yet it's 'at their discretion', apparently without any burden of proof, and without the right to have a lawyer involved.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:17 PM

To me, it sounds a bit like they are above the law. Like they are untouchables. I think it is a bit too much power for something that will probably not help anything like this (the general piracy of goods) in the long run, really at all. Also, say if you have a file (or files) o your hard drive that are not pirated, and the guard thinks they are, and wants it destroyed, because he has a lack of knowledge. the worst thing is, you cannot do anything about it, because they do not need a warrant to take it from you, and possibly destroy it.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:45 AM

View Postcharmin, on May 29th 2008, 03:47 AM, said:

Meh, just hide and encrypt anything illegal on your hard drive.
Then they'd probably add obstruction of justice to the charges.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:18 AM

If they add obstruction of justice, it wasn't hidden well enough.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:44 PM

The good news is that it should be easy enough to smuggle your iPod Nano across the border.  Just try not to walk funny.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:21 PM

I don't think it will be the most easy thing to do; that is if you were trying to smuggle your Mac Pro across. You would be the new hunchback in town. ;)

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