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Winnie the Pooh laptop raid

  1. Nov 25, 2012 #1

    m k

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    "Winnie the Pooh" laptop raid

    http://www.techspot.com/news/50888-...old-pirate-winnie-the-pooh-laptop-seized.html

    What's behind it?
    Are those authorities fully sane?

    No search warrants in Finland, a superintendent or higher officer can order a raid.
    Order is legal if said crime can lead to six months jail time minimum.
    (practically no sanctions for illegal raids)
    Any piracy jail time is for profit _and_ significant harm cases.
    Is 600€ significant enough?

    Some say the said file was a bait by CIAPC/TTVK and not a music file at all.
    If so then the law says that deceiving for profit is a fraud.
    Is it?
    And profit what if the file is fake?
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2012 #2

    russ_watters

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    Re: "Winnie the Pooh" laptop raid

    Setting aside the conspiracy claims, at face value I see no problems here.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2012 #3

    m k

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    Re: "Winnie the Pooh" laptop raid

    Of course not.

    And if you happen to be dishonest is there any sanctions?
     
  5. Nov 25, 2012 #4
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    I find it sort of amazing that the police are spending that kind of money and time going after someone who downloaded a song that is apparently available for free elsewhere (on Spotify, according to the link).
     
  6. Nov 25, 2012 #5

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    It's not free for downloading, only for listening, like a radio. It says the kid attempted to download a lot of songs. If you give a kid a computer, either place nanny software on it or educate them on proper use.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2012 #6
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    At least in the US, its legal to record things off the radio (and it was fairly common when I was growing up), so I wonder if she had recorded the spotify stream if that would have been ok.

    Also, sure you should monitor your kids computer usage, I don't think anyone is arguing otherwise. I'm just amazed at the amount of money being spent to go after this- seems like a tremendous waste of police resources.
     
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