Isn't Sirius observable in the Northern Hemisphere as well? Why the article sounded as if you can only see it in the Southern Hemisphere?
Even if you don't want to read the linked article, you should at least take a quick look of the summary quoted in Slashdot:
'They said this is an agriculture item,' said Razgui, who was not present when his bag was opened. 'I fly with them in and out all the time and this is the first time there has been a problem. This is my life.' When his baggage arrived in Boston, the instruments were gone. He was instead given a number to call.
It will be very hard to enforce. You can always accidentally 'lose' your phone or computer which contains those pictures. Then someone would 'inadvertently' post those pictures somewhere just for fun. It will be hard to prove that it is for revenge.
It also has an added bonus that you now have a written proof of the conversions in the email trail. So they cannot deny that they never said this or that. It is important in some sectors of the corporate world.