The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.Recent events in the US should raise the ire of Canadians working in the online media world.  With the arrest of David Carruthers, the UK-born former CEO of Costa Rica-based Internet wagering site BetOnSports.com, citizens of countries around the world – including Canada – have been served notice that if you’re connected with Internet gambling, you could face criminal charges should you set foot in the United States. The Greater Toronto Area alone boasts a number of big-name software companies, including Phantom Fiber, CryptoLogic and Parlay Entertainment, which cater to the online gaming industry. Now, executives of those firms may face prosecution if they find themselves on US soil, merely for writing code that helps manage user accounts, or clear e-payments. Whether or not you agree with the morale premise of online gaming, it should be obvious that developing a back-end or graphical user interface for such applications is not, in and of itself, a morally loaded act. After all, you can bet that the US Department of Justice won’t be filing charges against Microsoft Corp. for providing the software that allows BetOnSports to file its financial statements, or for creating the Web browsers that allow gamblers to satisfy their urge.