Old May 12, 10, 6:08 pm
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 88
P.S. Nothing I said above should be construed to imply that OP should have answered questions or shown proof of ownership beyond simply stating that they were owned by OP.

Unless you have been brought into federal court, you don't have to show proof. If they want to confiscate every laptop that contains any form of copyrighted material, they will have to do this in an evenhanded way or face thousands of defeats in court.

I agree that making any answer at all is problematic, but one has to balance that against the time one wants to spend interacting with CBP. "I am in legal possession of these media," is what I've been taught to say should anyone (student, LE, otherwise) ask about my own collection.
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