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Thread: Sweden's Warning Propaganda, Kids TPB Is Bad!

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    The majority of Swedish children between the ages of 8 and 14, admit that they download copyrighted music and videos on a regular basis. “Lilla Aktuellt” - a kids news show on Swedish national television - recently discussed this topic, and warned the youngsters about the dangers of using The Pirate Bay. But did it work?

    The piece began with pictures from a Swedish 5th grade class (age 11) filmed with blurred vision, and their teacher asking: “How many of you have downloaded something off the Internet?”

    All of the kids raised their hands. The host of the show explained that they had to use the blurred vision because they didn’t want to show the faces of these criminal kids.

    Then, the host went on to present a survey performed by Swedish youth Internet community Lunarstorm, where 14000 users, 8 to 14 years old, had been asked about their downloading habits. In the survey, 60% of the surveyed kids said they download “sometimes” or “often”. The host then asked two girls (who, we must assume, are part of another class than the one shown before, otherwise, why blur them in the first place?) if they thought it was strange that something that so many kids do, is actually illegal.

    “It’s so common. You don’t really think about it,” said one of the girls. Next to answer was a boy who said “Well, most people just download music and put it in their iPods.”

    Now the host, in her most tutorial voice, explained that musicians and filmmakers want to get paid for their work, so the courts and the police are working hard to stop the criminals from downloading. Back in the computer classroom, she asked the girls again: Is it really ok to download other peoples work? “Not really,” said the girls. “When someone releases an album they want to be paid for it, so they get angry if you download for free,” said the boy.

    The clip ended with the host saying that the law clearly states that you are not permitted to share content that otherwise costs money to buy or rent, and that it is forbidden to download from The Pirate Bay.

    A conversation in the studio then took place with one of the hosts explaining why it is forbidden to download: “The copyright law says that everybody who has created film, music and such must get paid for their work.” And: “If you are under 15, you cannot go to jail or be fined if you download, but I think you really need to remember that this is illegal and that the police are watching this now.”

    Anything to take with us from this piece of kids propaganda? Well, upon being questioned by the reporter on what is needed to make people pay for their content, one of the girls answered:

    “If everything was a bit cheaper to buy, you would save less money when you download,” a wise lesson.

    Source: http://torrentfreak.com/sweden-warns...te-bay-080202/

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    Thats one smart 5th grader ! OOps was that a copy right infringement ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss View Post
    Thats one smart 5th grader ! OOps was that a copy right infringement ?
    oops i'm really bad ass, i hope peat doesn't sue me, but i'm thinking of a solution..

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    from now on there can't be any paper written with any of those letters, they are my intelectual property and you can't use them unless you pay ah ah so long court registers! and you that are reading this message dont write anything at all using a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z or any single character of those cause that'd be stealing and its bad and then the police goes and rapes you and you pay me
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    Just a thought... as a general rule if you tell a kid they mustn't do something because it's bad... they'll deliberately set about having a go to see how bad it is... I hope to hell someone has warned the Swedish police to be ready

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    manicgeek no tought or half toughts, i will sue you

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    Hmm yes those kids should obey. You should not download from the pirate bay. If you need that Linux Ubuntu OS, you should download it from their servers directly and make it more expense for them to provide the public with a free operating system

    You know, since if it exists and is tracked on the pirate bay it is bad. Even if I feel like putting up some of my garage band's recordings for fun on it.

    It's still illegal...no matter what!

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    It's good to see Sweden raise awareness among their children. It's very capitalistic, very American, and it's refreshing to see Europe actually supporting sound economic values openly among themselves.

    Jokster: You failed at discrediting intellectual property rights. The legislature, which represents the people, must sanction the abstract property as your own in whatever form before you can declare it as the product of your own mind.
    lightshow: That is a moot point. The few legit files on TPB is negligible to the wide array of unauthorized files being hosts as torrents.

    I can not believe you guys are seriously opposing the enforcement of intellectual property rights with a straight face!
    Last edited by $we; 02-05-2008 at 06:38 AM.

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    Give them the fastest Internet connections in the World and expect them not to download?

    Also, I guarantee that every kid in that class just realized that they can do whatever they want until they're 15.



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    Wonderful, let's make downloading the new "cool" criminal thing to do as a youngster. Rather then the other "cool" criminal things that are "cool" now.
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    P2P kids. Let us use them to our advantage.

    Give them a fast internet connection, FTP access and let them seed. They can't go to jail anyway

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