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.Translation: it would have been better if you'd just STFU about our fascist thugs.
There she was spotted by CIAPC/TTVK, which contacted her father and demanded that to avoid prosecution he fork over €600 (£485, $773) and sign a non-disclosure agreement promising to keep mum about the settlement.
Daddy apparently answered with the Finnish equivalent of FOAD, because at 8am this Tuesday he and his tytär were visited by search warrant–armed police, who seized the laptop as evidence of the youngster's illegal song-searching.
"It would have been easier for all concerned if you had paid the compensation," the police advised the girl's father, according to TorrentFreak.
I wonder if a class action lawsuit against the recording industry, the local authorities, and the artists would get people's attention. We may get the chance to find out, because this same technology that was used in Finland will be rolled out here in the USA next week.
So here's a story about rent-seeking big business fat cats and their fascist lackeys putting the jackboot to the neck of a nine year old girl who didn't even download a song. The media, of course, isn't interested in this sort of rent-seeking bib business fat cats and their fascist lackeys, because Hollywood and the Music Industrial Complex support Democrats. Another proof point that it's not a moral high ground, it's just tribal B.S.