Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Sep 2011 15:48 UTC
Legal "Secret U.S. government cables show a stunning willingness by senior Canadian officials to appease American demands (more here) for a U.S.-style copyright law here. The documents describe Canadian officials as encouraging American lobbying efforts. They also cite cabinet minister Maxime Bernier raising the possibility of showing U.S. officials a draft bill before tabling it in Parliament. The cables, from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, even have a policy director for then industry minister Tony Clement suggesting it might help U.S. demands for a tough copyright law if Canada were placed among the worst offenders on an international piracy watch list. Days later, the U.S. placed Canada alongside China and Russia on the list." Unbelievable. Suddenly I understand why the SFPD had no qualms about acting as henchmen for Apple goons to violate someone's constitutional rights. If a government is messed up, it only makes sense this is reflected in the corporate policies of its prime corporations.
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RE: Holwerda is a clown
by TechGeek on Mon 5th Sep 2011 02:50 UTC in reply to "Holwerda is a clown"
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Boy, you need to take some classes on law. IF I call the police and tell them that I had my phone stolen AND give them the GPS coordinates to the location, I DO NOT get to ride along on the investigation. I also DO NOT have the right to search the suspects house. EVEN IF the owner lets the police in to search, I would NOT be allowed to tag along. What's more, the police would get a warrant which a judge has to sign. Warrants issued are usually publicly disclosed. What the SFPD officers did was completely immoral and an abuse of power, largely because a large corporation which pays lots of taxes wanted to keep things quiet. Corruption in favor of corporate interests is EXACTLY what this case has to do with our government pressuring other countries. While Canada is practically the 51st state, they did the same things to Brazil and Spain.

Edited 2011-09-05 02:51 UTC

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