“A woman stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the border, over a drawing of an SUV in her notebook. They thought the artist and college professor was an industrial spy and copyright infringer.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers told Zempel they suspected her of copyright infringement.She was released after more than an hour in custody at the Houlton, Maine, port of entry from New Brunswick, Canada.
Her release came only after she persuaded border guards she was an artist doing a project that involved a crocheted SUV as a statement against America’s dependence on oil and love for big vehicles.
And these are the rocket-scientists we want to give clones of our hard-drives to? As Cardinal Richelieu said, “If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.”