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 buttcoffee on Tue 6th Sep 2011 04:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Holwerda is a clown"
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Boy, perhaps you should take a class is basic law 101. You can ride along with the coppers during the investigation to the location, as a ride-along witness or victim to the crime, dipshit. Actually, it depends on the police department's rules and regulations, but most likely they would.

The cops don't need a warrant when the person gave them consent to search the house. He gave up his 4th amendment right and 5th amendment right away for being dumb enough to talk to the coppers without a lawyer. This is basic stuff everyone should know, even a self-proclaimed law expert like you.

What the SFPD did was perfectly legal and no abuse of power.

Isn't this supposed to be a tech related website?

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