Police end criminal investigation of 9-year-old girl accused of piracy

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Father of 9-year-old girl accused of piracy compares copyright holders to the mafia
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Father of 9-year-old girl accused of piracy compares copyright holders to the mafia

It seems that raiding the house of a 9-year-old girl and seizing her “Winnie the Pooh” laptop wasn’t the public relations triumph that copyright holders were hoping for. MTV3 in Finland reports that police have ended their criminal investigation into piracy allegations against a 9-year-old girl and her father who allegedly ignored requests from the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) to pay a €600 fine to settle piracy charges. The Finnish detective at the head of the investigation told MTV3 that his department has “decided to end the criminal investigation, because CIAPC has waived the penalty claims,” so it seems that CIAPC had a pretty good idea of how bad the optics of this case were. The report makes no mention of when the girl might get her “Winnie the Pooh” laptop back.


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