Some recent legal disputes, however, indicate that the jury is still out on the issue of cyberspace monitoring. In an Ottawa case, parolee Ken Scott-Humphry, 49, was jailed for three weeks before Correctional Services cleared him of violating a condition of his parole. He had posted a Usenet query in an antique gun discussion group asking about suppliers for gunpowder and bullets on behalf of a friend with a gun collection. In another case, officials at the University of Guelph, Ont., voluntarily handed reams of computer printouts to police investigating charges of unauthorized use of a computer and mischief. Charges against one individual were withdrawn when a university report acknowledged that anyone could have been the culprit because passwords were readily shared. But the constitutionality of the university providing computer correspondence without a search warrant was never determined. Big Brother, it may turn out after all, is watching.