Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 23:11 UTC, submitted by UglyKidBill
Legal Well, this is unexpected. The iPhone 4G saga just got a whole lot crazier - dare I say it, a whole lot more ridiculous. Have you ever reported anything like a phone or something similarly small stolen to the police? What was their reaction? Did you ever get the device back? Did they send an army of officers to get your device back? No? Odd. They raided Jason Chen's house, and took four computers and two servers. Update: And thus our true colours reveal. "The raid that San Mateo area cops conducted last week on the house of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen came at the behest of a special multi-agency task force that was commissioned to work with the computer industry to tackle high-tech crimes. And Apple Inc. sits on the task force's steering committee." Update II: According to TechCrunch, the investigation has been put on hold while the DA ponders Gizmodo's shield defence. Update III: Some legal insight from a constitutional law and first amendment expert and a law professor. The gist? The DA has said no one has been charged with anything here, making this just an investigation - however, this makes the search and seizing of material worse. "If the police are literally just gathering information, with no suspect targeted yet, then a subpoena against a journalist would have probably been smarter than a search warranted that resulted in the front door of Chen's home being bashed in."
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Come on, wake up
by twitterfire on Tue 27th Apr 2010 14:59 UTC
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Things like this only happen in US, "the land of freedom", "the country of liberty", the most democratic country in the world, the country which is the first to condamn others for human rights infringements.

US used to be a "free country", but its voting citizens gave up their rights a long time ago.

There are US PATRIOT Act, ACTA, DMCA and lots and lots of laws - passed to protect people from "terrorists, pirates and child molesters" (I don't know all of them since I don't live in US), are only meant to take the freedom from citizens and give all the power to politicians, interest groups, corporations.

After the success of the experiment in the US, EU citizens are under attack, too. It will depend of them if they will give up their rights or not. But after they saw what happened in US to freedom, democracy and civil rights, they will have no excuse if they fail to protect their rights.

Welcome to the new world order. And no, "new world order" it's not just an obscure conspiracy theory, elaborated by a few exalted people and madmen like THEY want us to believe, it's a fact.

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