What does this have to do with Obama?
ACTA has been in negotiations for a long time... since late '07 if I'm not mistaken. Don't mistake this for a pro-ACTA post by any means - nor a pro-Obama one. I'm just saying place blame where it is due.
I've hated the fact that BP have been able to detain my electronics without cause and indefinitely ever since I found out they could a few years ago. I keep financial records and medical (which should be covered under the privacy act but you never know) records electronically.
As far as Obama selling out - I am disappointed yet unsurprised - unfortunately it's all a part of the American political system. Selling out is part of getting elected. "You want to be president? I don't care what you told the people - DANCE MONKEY DANCE!"