Pirate cops bust LITTLE GIRL, take her Winnie-the-Pooh laptop

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  1. Daveski17

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    In their zeal to excise the cancer of copyright-infringing downloads, a Finnish anti-piracy group sent police to the home of a nine-year-old girl, where the coppers confiscated her Winnie-the-Pooh laptop.

    ~ The Register


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  2. jo3blac1

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    Evil Hollywood made little girl cry.
     
  3. LockBox

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    Definitely worth reading the story for all the details. It's like reading some parody of authority out of control....but it really happened. One "minor" detail of the whole thing is really bizarre:

    "Ironically – and somewhat chillingly – the young girl hadn't even succeeded in her attempt to download the Chisu tune, and she and her father had actually purchased the tune the next day. We add "chillingly" because her failure to download the tune from The Pirate Bay means that CIAPC/TTVK was acting not on an actual copyright-infringing download, but instead on a mere attempt.
     
  4. mirimir

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    Finns are hardcore :eek:
     
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    I'd image this is only going to fuel more pirating. :D
     
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    Wasn’t there just another story earlier this week, where an anti-piracy firm went out of their way to commit entrapment of several users and sued them? Strange times we live in.
     
  7. Keatah

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    read torrent-freak.com and you'll soon recognize the widespread crackdown on pirating. You'll get an idea of the greed involved. None of it is to uphold the letter of the law, but to extort money it would seem. And read up on copyright trolls and how they go after porn downloaders relentlessly. Fair or unfair, take your pick.
     
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    Here's a lesson for the little tike: Stick to older music for downloads, use Youtube for specific music and stream the rest from one of the many free to use internet radio services like Songza. P.S, little one, use Peerblock ;) It's rather pathetic the copyright situation. Yes, piracy has been a problem for a long time, but there's more to the downfall of the music industry than just that. It's a very long discussion, but the industry itself is more of a problem than piracy. Couple that with the increasing amount of power-tripping governments across the globe are starting on, and you get these situations which will only get worse.

    @Keatah: Anyone who pirates porn needs their heads examined. Music and normal movies at least are reasonably lacking on the internet unless you pay for several services to cover gaps. Porn is in every nook and cranny and porn paysites are all but dead. It's a free-for-all in the porn world on the internet. Really the best bet for the porn industry would be for them to bring back paysites. Hardly anyone is renting DVDs these days, there's very few places to watch these movies and the few there are you probably don't want to spend more than a few minutes in. Also, I don't see many folks watching the latest and greatest on their smartphones and tablets :D
     
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    Now this is a weird and bizarre story! :eek:
     
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    ~ Snipped as per TOS ~ Silly story. Poor Girl.:(
     
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    This is silly..the poor girl was unsuccessful, therefore imo no harm done. So they wound up buying it anyway. I hope the folks who hassled her all step in a big pile of Winnies pooh...
     
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    At least!
     
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    Isn't the "IP != person" a defense? The father/daughter should not have admitted to anything. Seeing as the download wasn't successful, and they even BOUGHT the song the next day, wouldn't that be enough to keep them out of trouble?
     
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    It sounds absolutely nuts, but enough polling and research has been done that shows the bigger pirates also purchase the most music. It's this little thing called "Try before you buy". It was a pretty big deal for oh, gosh, decades. It seems like the industry has forgotten a lot about business.
     
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    What gets me is that we're talking about a 9yr old girl here. She did a Google search for a song she liked, and followed a link to where she thought she could get it. I know ignorance of the law is not an excuse, but she's 9...and she didn't get it anyway...sheesh..
     
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    I already said this, but I felt compelled to return to this thread and repeat that this story easily reads like a parody of authority out-of-control. This would be right at home at The Onion - but to think it really happened? Wow. With so many things anymore it seems like common sense is just gone.
     
  17. java dude

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    The world is basically becoming a police state. Step out of line (even a 9 year old girl) and pay the price.
     
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    Common sense *is* just gone from the bulk of society. People have become too mechanized.
     
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    little girls are easy targets. serious pirates take coutermeasures (VPN, ip block lists, encrypted drives, etc.) so they are harder to catch.
     
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    Someone ought to make all that easy enough for little girls ;)
     
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    Sad sorry state on earth :((
     
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    All of that is overkill unless you're the one actually doing the releases. IP blocklists and choosing your torrents/files wisely is more than enough for the majority of dastardly buccaneers.
     
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    It's great to have another example of what needs to be changed.
     
  24. mirimir

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    Right ;)

    I'm far more concerned about the Internet going dark (or, at least, grey) in nation after nation.

    Every nation its own AOL (or CompuServe etc).
     
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