In a few months time I will be migrating to Canada and I want to know if it’s ok or illegal to bring burnt computer disks over. The disks that I will be bringing are in cd-r and dvd-r format and the total count are around 900+ disks but not more that a thousand. 85% of the disks contains movies, games, music and documentaries that were downloaded from bittorrent (like demonoid, TPB and among others) and the remaining percent are family photos, family videos and some other personal stuff. Obviously as an immigrant I have to declare all my personal items (including my disks) because personal items are tax free as long as I declare them as personal. It’s hard to dispose or leave it here in my country of origin as these disks are like my collection and I don’t even intend to sell them or even make money off of em’ and they are just personal copies.
Do you guys think there will be a problem at customs when they see my disks? Do you think they will question me about them or do you think they would look through them one by one? It would be great if you can share me your experiences or anyone who had the same or similar situation like mine who would bring over a lot of disks to Canada. Take note that I’m not a movie pirate (or whatever you call them).
Honestly, I’ve asked a few guys from the forums and some are Canadians, all of them said that it’s alright, and it is not illegal to bring over burnt disk but it is illegal to sell them. There was one guy from the US said that he had no problem bringing thousands when customs saw the disks in his luggage as he is a music DJ.
Thanks and sorry for the very noob question. I just want to make sure i won’t get into any trouble.