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[2]: Holwerda is a clown
by Not2Sure on Mon 5th Sep 2011 07:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Holwerda is a clown"
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You have no clue wth you're talking about as usual. You have every right to observe police actions in public spaces.

And I have no idea wtf you're yammering on about DO NOT and EVEN IF (ALL CAPS OMG). NEWSFLASH, NO COMPLAINT WAS FILED BY APPLE.

The 4th amendment doesn't apply to private citizens. Evidence obtained even illegally by private citizens doesn't fall under the exclusionary rule (ie, if I break into your house to find my stolen property and deliver what I find to the police, I am most likely guilty of trespass/b&e and you will be convicted of possession of stolen property using the evidence I found). And if you voluntarily let me into your house and I find my stolen property, you are basically a very stupid thief and I have done nothing wrong.

Also your concepts of police "power" and morality are obviously as misinformed as your knowledge of software given your post history. The police according to the so far undisputed facts of the account of these events never entered the private property or even spoke to the owner. They were called to a residence involving a private property dispute and according to so far everyone involved stayed in the street. Do you have some reliable source of information that is contrary? No? Ok, run along. An abuse of police power would be something along the lines of harassing this person by say towing his car because it is 15 inches from the curb repeatedly (an actual offense but when applied capriciously is abusive).

Finally if you want to play along with Holwerda's absurd, nonsensical little make-believe world of right and wrong, good and evil (you know what the rest of us call diplomacy), fine: what exactly did any US official specifically do that you think is "corrupt" or in violation of any law with respect to Canadian law?

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