[Novalug] Caveat for travelers crossing US borders (fwd)
dwdurham at verizon.net
Mon Aug 4 17:14:53 EDT 2008
Vote Republican to find out.
(personally, I would prosecute BOTH parties under the RICO act.)
On Aug 4, 2008, at 3:14 PM, <elmurphree at verizon.net> wrote:
> As I read this, the new policy doesn't just apply to laptops. It
> applies to all electronic devices. That means that if, for example,
> you go, at great expense, to the far corners of the earth to take
> digital pictures of wildlife your camera memory sticks can be
> confiscated at the border and you may never see them again! Or any
> other photos or sound recordings you might take outside the US. This
> policy is likely to have a chilling effect on the travel industry.
> It would seem that the only way to be sure you get your pictures
> home is to stop somewhere before you get to the border and email the
> images to yourself. Will email traffic be next to be caught in the
> feds' net?
>> From: Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org>
>> Date: 2008/08/04 Mon PM 01:58:11 EDT
>> To: Beartooth <karhunhammas at Lserv.com>
>> Cc: "Lee R. Burton" <lburton at mrow.org>, Novalug <novalug at calypso.tux.org
>> Subject: Re: [Novalug] Caveat for travelers crossing US borders (fwd)
>>> On Mon, 4 Aug 2008, Lee R. Burton wrote:
>>>> I knew there was a reason I store no actual data on my laptop
>>>> (oh wait.. that's because I trust OpenAFS+AFS backups+RAID on
>>>> my servers over my laptop disk)... however this gives me yet
>>>> another good reason to do that. I wonder how long this "policy"
>>>> is going to last..
>>> Well, as an outright and unmitigated violation of the
>>> Fourth Amendment, it *should* be struck down to hell as soon as
>>> anyone takes it to court ...
>> I agree with you 100% percent. I'll bail you out of jail if and
>> when you
>> stand up for our rights. Since I travel only 2-3 times a year, and
>> never take
>> a laptop with me, I'll defer this fight to someone else.
>> Things will get better under the Dems, believe you me. I envison
>> an era where
>> you are so heavy taxed that laptops will be a luxury item for the
>> rich, rlying
>> on their personal jets, not subject to this rule.
>> Hey, I can dream, can't I...
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