I have a friend who raised this question and it really got me wondering. I'm not so familiar with laws but basically he's going abroad on a holiday and of course is taking his laptop + ext hard drives with him. The problem (or is it?) is that he's concerned about having .mp3 and .avi files which were torrented and from what I saw the legallity of these files is questionable (as there were a lot of movies and tv series etc.)
He's worried about being searched and with the tightened airport security these days fears what would happen if his items were to be searched and hardware storage devices pryed into. What exactly is the ruling on these matters I.E in that condition if he was found with this material what would the Airport security/whoever is in authority do about it?