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Re: Searching a laptop not same as searching a backpack
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 21:24:33 -0400
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From: WJCarpenter <bill-ip () carpenter org>
Date: August 17, 2008 8:57:28 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Cc: ip <ip () v2 listbox com>
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Searching a laptop not same as searching a
1. When customs authorities search books and papers at the border,
they can and do make copies, which last every bit as long as
electronic records from laptops (longer, if my experience with hard
drive failure is anything to go by).
This reminded me a something similar I had read in this Wikipedia
entry about John Reed's return from Russia in 1918 after the revolution.
"Upon returning from Russia during April 1918 from Kristiania in
Norway, after being barred from either traveling to the United States
or returning to Russia since February 23 by the State Department,
Reed's trunk of notes and materials on the revolution — which included
Russian handbills, newspapers, and speeches — were seized by custom
officials, who interrogated him for four hours over his activities in
Russia during the previous eight months. ... Reed would not receive
his materials until seven months months later in November."
After which he wrote "Ten Days that Shook the World", eventually made
into the movie "Reds".
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