According to the Daily Telegraph, iPods, mobile phones and laptops could be examined by airport customs officials for illegal downloads under strict new counterfeiting measures being considered by G8 governments this week, as part of an agreement aimed at stamping out piracy. There are fears that individuals who have illegally downloaded songs or video clips for personal use could also be caught out. The proposal coincides with plans by the European Parliament for ISPs to be held liable for users downloading illegal content - in "extreme cases" disconnecting people who do so.
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