I raise the question as any device, and any information on said device, willfully taken onto federal property (ie, a military base) falls outside the 4th amendment prohibition on search and seizure does it not? If the contractor in question maintained offices on base, then any information within those offices (on computer or in a file cabinet) effectively belonged to the US gov't in any case. This is a fairly standard rider on any kind of onsite office provision within a supplier/gc contract.
I did not notice in the provided docs the location of the seized material. Nor did I notice the gov't make that argument. But I am surprised it did not appear.
I am fairly certain that the majority of Mr. Turtledove's work is available via Baen and know that two of his early works are available in the Baen Free Library available for download. Best of all, Baen doesn't believe in DRM!
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