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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    01 Jan '13 12:32
    http://www.dailydot.com/news/finland-dad-daughter-winnie-pooh-laptop-copyright/

    Father had to pay almost $400 USD because of a failed attempt by his 9 yo daughter to download a song from a Finnish rock star. After the failed attempt, the girl bought a legitimate copy at a music store but the police came and confiscated her toy laptop.

    This is crazy. There have been cases where adults have downloaded hundreds of copyrighted material and let off with a slap on the wrist.

    Instead of say, the police or whoever, just saying to the girl 'you can't download copyrighted material or even ATTEMPT to copy such material', they make it into a federal case.
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    02 Jan '13 01:53
    Originally posted by sonhouse

    http://www.dailydot.com/news/finland-dad-daughter-winnie-pooh-laptop-copyright/

    Father had to pay almost $400 USD because of a failed attempt by his 9 yo daughter to download a song from a Finnish rock star. After the failed attempt, the girl bought a legitimate copy at a music store but the police came and confiscated her toy laptop.

    This is cr ...[text shortened]... ad copyrighted material or even ATTEMPT to copy such material', they make it into a federal case.
    "Nylund wrote on Facebook that he’d and his daughter received plenty of support from filesharers around the world, including gifts: a free Macbook Pro, a suede jacket and pirate hat, money for the “incoming fight for justice,” and a promise of plane tickets out of Finland if he ever ran into more serious legal trouble." Photo via Aki Nylund/Facebook

    .....................................................

    Talk about straining at a gnat and bureaucratic overkill. Ridiculous! An example of what can

    (and does) happen when there's too much absolute power vested in the hands of a few.
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  3. Standard memberCrowley
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    02 Jan '13 12:43
    Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
  4. SubscriberPonderable
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    02 Jan '13 12:50
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
    what about the people getting multiple life sentences?
  5. Subscribersonhouse
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    04 Jan '13 09:04
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
    What crime? The kid failed in her attempt and then bought a legit copy at a music store. So where was the crime? At best, an attempted crime. This was clearly a case of overreaction on the part of the police.
  6. SubscriberFMF
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    04 Jan '13 09:20
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    What crime? The kid failed in her attempt and then bought a legit copy at a music store. So where was the crime? At best, an attempted crime. This was clearly a case of overreaction on the part of the police.
    Perhaps the police are thinking that their perceived "overreaction" will inhibit more serious crimes being planned or committed by others.
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    13 Jan '13 00:42
    Originally posted by FMF

    Perhaps the police are thinking that their perceived "overreaction" will inhibit more serious crimes being planned or committed by others.
    "Perhaps the police are thinking that their perceived "overreaction" will inhibit more serious crimes being planned or committed by others."

    Maybe. Then, again, site rules seem less than 100% effective in curbing internet forum offenses. Human Nature's a rough customer.
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