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Police raid targets 9-year-old pirate, Winnie the Pooh laptop seized

By Jos
Nov 22, 2012
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  1. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TS Member Posts: 95   +30

    At least the small time "crooks" pay up, and don't shoot back...
    The real criminals have too well payed lawyers to ever get behind bars...
     
  2. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    The overreaction on this is almost understandable. No one can sit there and tell me this poor little girl is not going to have issues with this whole situation. That being said, I blame the parents completly. I dont blame the ISP, they are a business attempting to make profit in a world that looks to screw them at every opportunity. I dont blame the police, it was a bonafide crime. Yea the 9yr old didnt murder someone, but it was a crime none the less. Im betting that the father recieved the C&D order from the ISP and tossed it in the trash instead of facing the matter. If I had done something similar, and I did as a child, I would have faced the wrath of my parents. Mom would yell and scream and Dad would get the belt. Guess what, it taught me to respect others property and to not steal. Im guessing the father just blew it off. Meh no big deal. So all of this is on his head for not being a good parent. Had he taken the time to go over internet safety with his child, she prolly wouldnt have downloaded anything. I have a 6yr old nephew that knows to ask permission to download anything, even on smartphones.
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,592

    Thats a bit harsh is it not? Everyone can make mistakes, that doesn't mean they are bad parents. Thats not to mention kids have a mind of their own and often ignore what parents tell them.
     
  4. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Cliff
    It may seem harsh, but when you deal with children and the Law, it is always the parents resposibility. Im not saying the gentleman in question is bad, just not good. Perhaps it is a regional issue, perhaps it is because we live in different times. Either way, it was in the parents hands to educate their child on how to use the internet.
     
  5. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Enthusiast Posts: 811   +91

    But it's the younger kids that understand more about the internet than the parents in these modern times xD
     
  6. miluthui

    miluthui TS Member Posts: 16

    "Winnie the Pooh laptop seized"

    that made me laugh so hard lol
     
  7. Soil cakes.
     
  8. Why not use tor?
     
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    Judging by the fact you're responding to a thread that's almost 4 months old, I'd say it's a bit late for that...........!!! (Wait for it)......... (wait some more)......................(It's coming)...................(and finally)............What thinkest thou?
     
  10. Why 600 euros? Why not 6000? Or 60,000? It would be just as baseless and arbitrary.
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    Well because, if they made the penalty too steep, then they'd have to put them in jail if they didn't or couldn't pay. It costs money to incarcerate people.

    Personally, I'm all for jail with no fine alternative!

    Then, if we could get guest posting criminalized, what a glorious web site this would be.....:p
     
     
  12. PatrickRT

    PatrickRT TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Yeah, cause all 10 year old kids need to be taught that torrenting is wrong, right after you teach them how to use a dictionary to find out what torrent means. If you are going to talk s*** get off of these forums.
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,055   +970

    I'm kind of thinking the post you quoted originally was sarcasm, so there was no real need for such a vitriolic response, especially to what amounts to a dead thread.:oops:
     
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  14. I guess you have to start younger and younger to set them straight. Only The record label is allowed to rip the artists off and steal music. Hahaahaaha.
     
  15. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,978   +390

    Im really confused as to why this thread, of all news threads, gets bumped.
     


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