Posted By starbelgrade on 08 Oct 2008 7:58 PM
Posted By hugger on 08 Oct 2008 11:16 AM
Of course you could just browse some music blogs and get all the music you'll ever need for free. Just sayin' is all.
On the day that it was suggested that Customs & Excise officers should have the right to search thru people's MP3 players for illegal downloads as they pass thru state borders, I find that statement highly controversial. It could even be implied that you are inducing people towards entrapment. Shame on you. I will fight against the party line by downloading all my music legally. Fuck the system.
3 things strike me about this.
1. Where did you hear this? I've been searching on news websites for ages (about 2 mins) and the only article i could find suggesting this might even happen was in the canadian sun was about 3 months ago.
2. What customs officer is actually going to search through every single detail of someone's hard drive or mp3 player. it may be possible that you get one who's bored and might throw his weight around but i can never really picture a customs officer saying "Dude, you've got the new Okervill River Album. That's not due out for another 2 weeks. That's it I'm hauling your ass in."
3. How will it be possible to distinguish illegally downloaded mp3s from straight cd rips or MP3s that the person has created themselves.