Since Google has no servers, employees or anything else in BC, what would happen if Google did ignore the order? I mean, as far as I know, Google doesn't have any of those things in North Korea either. Nobody cares what a rogue state whines about.
> Seriously? "Chalk cliffs" in the distance? A path down to > the sea? These are not the things copyright is designed to > cover.
If chalk cliffs in the distance ARE the intellectual property of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate, someone ought to inform the UK government that they are in violation, and need to tear down their coast line.
Well, Coyne, one thing that it would do would be if someone stuck a flyer under a car's windshield wiper, and the flyer offered illegal services, secondary liability would make the driver of the car guilty of offering the illegal services too.
I'm diabetic. I routinely have syringes and vials full of liquid (insulin) on me, especially when on trips lasting multiple days. I also work in IT, and I have a syringe very similar to yours in my toolkit.
Insulin has an odd side effect on me -- frequent insomnia. When I go over 24 hours without sleep, I get glassy eyed.
I don't smoke, I don't drink alcohol, and the strongest drug I've ever self-administered is Tylenol. But going by physical appearances and what you'd find in my backpack, I MUST be a drug addict!
If the only possible use for scales was weighing drugs, then your point would be valid.
But that's not the only possible use. It's not even the majority of the uses scales are put to. Possession of a scale isn't illegal in itself either.
Therefore possession of a scale proves absolutely nothing other than the person possesses a scale.
Some people have bad skin. Some people get drunk and ride as passengers because DUI is illegal. Glassy eyes can be caused by any number of things, including tricks of the light -- I myself get glassy eyed when I've gone more than 24 hours without sleep, and I've never taken anything stronger than Tylenol in my life (full disclosure: I had surgery once that involved general anesthesia, but I didn't apply it myself).
The totality of the circumstances added up to the fact that there was no probable cause to search or arrest the passenger.