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Judge Finds Cisco, US Authorities Deceived Canadian Courts 165

djmurdoch writes "The Vancouver Sun reports that 'The giant computer company Cisco and US prosecutors deceived Canadian authorities and courts in a massive abuse of process to have a former executive thrown in jail, says a B.C. Supreme Court judge.' Peter Adelkeye was arrested last year as he was testifying in a special hearing in Vancouver. It turns out he was there because US authorities would not grant him permission to enter the US to testify in a civil case between him and Cisco. The Canadian judge said that almost nothing in the US Attorney's letter was true, and has overturned his extradition order. Slashdot discussed this case in April."
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Judge Finds Cisco, US Authorities Deceived Canadian Courts

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  • Re:Anti-trust suit (Score:5, Informative)

    by wombatmobile ( 623057 ) on Friday June 03, 2011 @08:39AM (#36329966)

    From previous articles:

    Cisco Systems orchestrated the arrest of Multiven founder Peter Alfred-Adekeye last year in order to force a settlement of Multiven's antitrust lawsuit against Cisco.

    Multiven, sued Cisco in December 2008, accusing the company of monopolizing the business of servicing and maintaining Cisco enterprise equipment. Cisco forced owners of gear such as routers, switches and firewalls to buy its SMARTnet service contracts in order to get regular software updates and bug fixes, Multiven said. By providing updates and bug fixes only to SMARTnet customers and not to third parties, Cisco prevented independent companies from servicing its equipment, Multiven alleged.

    The SMARTnet service is a hot-button issue with some customers, who feel that Cisco should provide basic bug fixes and software updates free of charge as Microsoft or Apple do.

  • by Effexor ( 544430 ) on Friday June 03, 2011 @09:25AM (#36330330)

    Let me help you.

    'U.S. prosecutors acted outrageously'...
    'The U.S. claimed'...
    'U.S. prosecutors falsely portrayed'...
    'left the U.S. in 2008 and was denied re-entry when he attempted to return to participate in the litigation'

    So yes, I guess they really were Cisco's attorneys.

  • by AHuxley ( 892839 ) on Friday June 03, 2011 @09:50AM (#36330582) Journal
    Enjoy that border while it lasts []
    Soon it will be a security "perimeter" around Canada.
  • Re:Seriously, though (Score:4, Informative)

    by Svartalf ( 2997 ) on Friday June 03, 2011 @10:06AM (#36330728) Homepage

    My "chief aversion" is the system of greed, private profit, privilege, and violence which makes up the control of the world today, and which has brought it the tragic crisis of unprecedented hunger and unemployment. I am opposed to the new deal [sic] because it strives to strengthen and prolong production for private profit. At bottom I am for conserving the full powers of every person on earth by expanding them to their individual limits. Therefore, I am for socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the State itself as an instrument of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal. It sums up into one single purpose -- the abolition of the system dog-eat-dog under which we live, and the substitution by the most effective non-violence possible of a system of cooperative ownership and use of all wealth.

    - Roger Nash Baldwin, founder of the ACLU.

    Do you HONESTLY believe that they're really on about the things you think they are?

  • Re:I love my country (Score:4, Informative)

    by iserlohn ( 49556 ) on Friday June 03, 2011 @10:29AM (#36331004) Homepage

    Oh please! The abuse of power by local government is as much as, or even more astounding. You just don't see this because most of it is isn't big enough to make the evening news nationwide.

    The real solution is to make corporations accountable when they screw the little guys - it's got nothing to do with where government is.

  • Re:Seriously, though (Score:4, Informative)

    by Jaysyn ( 203771 ) on Friday June 03, 2011 @10:49AM (#36331202) Homepage Journal

    The only problem with the ACLU is that they not only do not focus on the second amendment, they officially do not consider it to be a civil liberty.

    It would be fine if they focused only on their specific issues, as there are other organizations dedicated to defending the second, but to deny that infringement on the second amendment is not a violation of civil liberties is wrong.

    I don't see it as a huge deal considering the NRA & CCRKBA both dwarf the ACLU in membership.

    NRA = 4.3 million members
    CCRKBA = 650000 members

    ACLU = 500000 members

    *using the numbers from each groups website.

    Yeah it would be nice if the ACLU was for liberty across the board, but the way I figure it the more groups we have working towards these goals in total, the better off we are.

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers