Marvelous, just marvelous.
Since I live in the U.S., I’ll speak to that.
First off, what the hell does pirated music have to do with airport security?
The TSA is responsible for airport security. Unfortunately, it is little more than a spot check, mickey mouse system. The Federal Government has investigated airport security on a number of occasions. Uniformly, the results have been abysmal.
As was widely publicized, in 2005-2006, Federal Government investigators attempted to smuggle fake bombs, bomb components and weapons through 3 very busy airports.
“The TSA conducted about 70 tests in Los Angeles, 75 in Chicago and 145 in San Francisco”.
“Investigators successfully smuggled 75 percent of the fake bombs through checkpoints at Los Angeles International Airport in California, and 60 percent through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in Illinois, according to a report obtained by USA Today. In tests at California’s San Francisco International Airport, where a private company conducts inspections, 20 percent of the contraband made it through security.”
I can see it now…
"Hey kid, you got any pirated music…you know kid, that makes you a dangerous criminal.
And you sir, yeah, you with the wire hanging out of your laptop…never mind the bomb…you can go right ahead and board. I’m busy here with the 14 year old criminal that’s a threat to airport security…errh, how’s that again???
I guess they’re hoping to improve their numbers by gathering personal information from you and me. Well, I feel safer, how about you?
Perhaps, the TSA should concentrate on security and not copyright infringement…just a random thought here.
And I totally agree with Platinum Sword…innocent until proven guilty.
Yeah, I know there’s a lot wrong with our legal system, but when I look around the world…yeah, I think I’ll go with the so-called free societies.
Disney World uses biometric scanners and park pass readers. The purpose is to keep track of legitmate customers and not to obtain personal information.
The U.S. Federal Government relies on people walking through metal detectors and screening baggage in XR machines. Oh, and let’s not forget those "randomized "spot checks… thank goodness it nabbed the 14 y.o. criminal.
I don’t have the data on Disney’s security system, but I’m betting it beat the hell out of the TSA.
Honestly, it looks like Mickey Mouse may be more at home in the U.S. airports than at Disney World…