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Canadian Copyright Infringement Laws may Infringe on your Privacy

In a bid to make the information on iPods, laptops and cellphones subject to search, the Canadian federal government is secretly negotiating international copyright laws with the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement—currently a coalition between the US and the EU that seeks to protect against copyright infringement.

If negotiations succeed, border guards and pubic security personnel would have the right to check iPods, laptops and cellphones for CDs and movies that "infringe" on copyright laws.

Current constitutional law protects Canadians from unreasonable search and seizure, but the new law could allow any police officer to pry into your data—even a laptop carried into an internet cafe would be subject search.

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Published on May-29-08


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