ACTA

Wow.. the Ottawa Citizen has a summary of the new DMCA style law that’s coming in Canada, and I can’t believe our politicans would even consider something like this. Check this out:

The proposal includes “civil enforcement” measures which would give security personnel the “authority to order searches” (without a lawyer present) “and other preliminary measures.”

and

Anyone found with infringing content in their possession would be open to a fine. They may also have their device confiscated or destroyed, according to the four-page document.

So police could stop you on the street, demand to see proof of purchase for the songs on your iPod, and if you can’t produce it, fine you and destroy your iPod?