Border patrol = copyright enforcers?

Admittedly, it's a little late for me to hear about this, since the news broke about a month ago, but I'm curious as to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a NAFTA-like North American group focused on musica and video piracy. That's fine, I...


Admittedly, it's a little late for me to hear about this, since the news broke about a month ago, but I'm curious as to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a NAFTA-like North American group focused on musica and video piracy. That's fine, I suppose, but what concerned me was the recording industry has this ACTA framed in such a way that border patrol agents could/would be searching laptops and iPods for copyrighted content.

The last time I checked, taxpayers wanted Border Patrol agents to check for terrorists, illegal weapons, drugs and contraband....not an illegal copy of Justin Timberlake's latest album.

Here's the link to a story from the Vancouver Sun on this (please note this is not just applicable to Canada, but was started in the U.S.).

-Geoff