TECHNOLOGY: CISCO does evil with Gooferment help

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/07/a-pound-of-flesh-how-ciscos-unmitigated-gall-derailed-one-mans-life.ars/1

A pound of flesh: how Cisco’s “unmitigated gall” derailed one man’s life

By Ian Mulgrew

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In May 2011, nearly a year to the day after his deposition and arrest, Adekeye was vindicated. In a stinging decision, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Ronald McKinnon rebuked both Canadian and American authorities for an appalling abuse of process and, in a rare move, he stayed extradition proceedings against Adekeye.

Justice McKinnon was stunned that a trivial $14,000 civil tort had been transformed into a criminal proceeding so as to engage the full might and resources of two governments and to mislead one of Canada’s senior trial courts. It was shocking, he said.

The justice dismissed three thick volumes of legal precedent filed by Canadian federal government lawyer Diba Majzub, who said that it didn’t matter if Adekeye was falsely characterized. At the end of the last century, after several high-profile requests dragged on for years (some as long as a decade), the government changed the Extradition Act to make the court’s job little more than that of a rubber stamp. It was America’s job, said Majzub, to rule on the merits of Adekey’s case—not Canada’s.

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Seem like anyone dealing with CISCO should be very careful.

Unlike Google’s “Don’t be evil”, CISCO seems to have a different ethic.

So, ostracize CISCO?

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