A new parody account has sprung up on Twitter, this time as being from the supposedly fake sign language interpreter who worked at former South African president Nelson Mandela’s memorial on Tuesday.
Dublin: 12.12.2013 10.46AM
In a clear case of anti-piracy measures gone mad, a nine-year-old Finnish girl’s Winnie the Pooh laptop has been seized by Finnish police over alleged copyright infringement activities.
According to a report on TorrentFreak, CIAPC, the company that had the PirateBay blocked in Finland, tracked an alleged file sharer and demanded a cash settlement from the owner of the house.
The house owner and main internet account holder was puzzled when he received a letter from CIAPC, also known locally as TTVK, demanding €600 and a request to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
He ignored the demand and this week he answered his door to find police standing outside with a search warrant.
The police seized his nine-year-old daughter's Winnie the Pooh laptop as evidence of copyright infringement.
It turns out his nine-year-old daughter has a penchant for pop music and when she didn’t have enough pocket money to buy the latest album from singer Chisu she did a Google search which led her to The Pirate Bay.
The downloads didn’t work and the nine-year-old’s father brought her to the shops to buy Chisu’s latest album.
Despite the downloads not working and the fact the family paid for a physical copy of the album, Finland is taking a hard line on copyright piracy and even nine-year-old girls aren’t safe.
The little girl’s dad described the situation as “the pinnacle of absurdity.”
Even the artist Chisu chimed in and pointed her fans to a free link to her music on Spotify.
“I hope the matter will be resolved soon and sorry to my nine-year-old girls.”