Topic / Customs

US agents can now take your laptop, iPod at the border

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US federal agents have now been given brand new powers to actually seize travelers’ laptops, iPods and other electronic devices, according to the Washington Post. As well with the new powers, they can hold the seized objects for a unspecified period of time – see any potential abuse of power in it? These come after recently disclosed Department of Homeland Security policies say that such seizures maybe carried out without […]

Pirates may face jail time if searched by Customs

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Music lovers might have their laptops and MP3 players searched by Customs officers at airports and may face a jail sentence if there is a large amount of pirated music is present. This was revealed after a discussion paper were leaked to the public relating to a treaty that is being negotiated by the Federal Government, and even suggests criminal sanctions for copyright infringements on a commercial scale – meaning […]

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