Global world-controlling power-consortium G8 is, apparently, looking at plans to give airports the power to scan portable media players for copyrighted material when you fly, under its upcoming Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
The insane, impossible, awkward and crazy plan will allow customs officials to scan MP3 players, laptops and even mobile phones for illegally-obtained copyrighted material when passengers pass through their borders.
The critical part of the act is… “provisions related to criminal enforcement and border measures to be applied at least in cases of trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy” – a line thought to give customs men the right to put their fingers anywhere they like, making today’s shoes-in-a-box rule seem positively welcoming and friendly.
(Via The Telegraph)
By Gary Cutlack | July 11th, 2008