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70 percent of Finnish youth are 'criminal' pirates

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Nov 2008 22:51 User comments (21)

70 percent of Finnish youth are 'criminal' pirates A new survey published by the The National Research Institute of Legal Policy shows that about 70 percent of teenage Finns have used or currently use file-sharing applications to download copyrighted material.
Online piracy was far and away the largest form of ‘criminal behavior’ among the Finnish youth. 6 percent smoke marijuana or has, 11 percent have participated in a fight, and 15 percent have stolen something from their school or someone else.

29 percent of those who reported downloading unauthorized content also admitted they download movies or music every single day from file sharing services.

Finnish pro-piracy group Piraattiliitto said, “There is an almost unanimous call from the readers to legalize private filesharing. The overwhelming change in the national opinion from anti-piracy to pro-piracy is somewhat surprising, even for us at Piraattiliitto.”

The Finnish copyright lobby however said the results of the survey were "alarming" and they are looking to pass new laws that will "allow copyright holders to force ISPs to pass their threatening emails to the alleged filesharing customers."

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21 user comments

116.11.2008 23:32

More like 100% Bullcrap report.

Not pirates, more like thief's. your only a pirate if you have the intention of Looting everything, killing people, like saying walk the plank, drink a lot, and/or just like blowing stuff up.

8% of people around the world, are your real so called pirates that upload it to your 70% so called youth pirates.

if RIAA or the such see this post do yourself a favor, and fire whoever wright's these LOLports.

217.11.2008 1:39

Only 15% of the population has stolen something?

317.11.2008 5:47

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6 percent smoke marijuana or has, 11 percent have participated in a fight, and 15 percent have stolen something from their school or someone else
You forgot to add - " and 99.9 % are vodka fuelled chronic alcoholics " and if you need any evidence of that just chat to a Finn who is under 21 years old and online at night and see for yourself .

417.11.2008 8:58

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6 percent smoke marijuana or has, 11 percent have participated in a fight, and 15 percent have stolen something from their school or someone else
You forgot to add - " and 99.9 % are vodka fuelled chronic alcoholics " and if you need any evidence of that just chat to a Finn who is under 21 years old and online at night and see for yourself .
18 is legal drinking age in Finland.

517.11.2008 9:50

Who know Finland was such a rogue nation. I'd be surprised if it was not a similar number in the US.

617.11.2008 13:49

Quote:

You forgot to add - " and 99.9 % are vodka fuelled chronic alcoholics " and if you need any evidence of that just chat to a Finn who is under 21 years old and online at night and see for yourself .

It's alcoholism if you drink alone, otherwise, it's called socializing :)!
I for a change,don't drink anymore, I run a vodka I.V at night, for sustenance!

717.11.2008 14:02
lynchGOP
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Originally posted by DXR88:
More like 100% Bullcrap report.

Not pirates, more like thief's. your only a pirate if you have the intention of Looting everything, killing people, like saying walk the plank, drink a lot, and/or just like blowing stuff up.

8% of people around the world, are your real so called pirates that upload it to your 70% so called youth pirates.

if RIAA or the such see this post do yourself a favor, and fire whoever wright's these LOLports.



AAaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhh!

817.11.2008 15:43

but who do the politicians listen to ? the 70% of Finnish! youth or the "Finnish" copyright lobby who are in fact a facade for an American! trade organisation

917.11.2008 16:38

Originally posted by DXR88:
More like 100% Bullcrap report.

Not pirates, more like thief's. your only a pirate if you have the intention of Looting everything, killing people, like saying walk the plank, drink a lot, and/or just like blowing stuff up.
Don't forget "shiver me timbers!"

1017.11.2008 18:37

I think we all have made a copy of something from something that wasn't ours and didn't give credit to... so in fairness I think we should change the title to the entire world has been a "pirate" in some form or fashion. And to add, the very people pointing the fingers at "pirates" have copied something themselves and continue to do so, so their sh#t stinks too...

1117.11.2008 19:57

Yar har, fiddle dee dee,
Being a pirate is alright with me!
Do what you want 'cause a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!
Arr yarr, ahoy and avast,
dinky-dink-dink-a-dinkadefast!
Hang the black flag
At the end of the mast!
You are a pirate!

1217.11.2008 22:39

Originally posted by badkrma:
I think we all have made a copy of something from something that wasn't ours and didn't give credit to... so in fairness I think we should change the title to the entire world has been a "pirate" in some form or fashion. And to add, the very people pointing the fingers at "pirates" have copied something themselves and continue to do so, so their sh#t stinks too...
So true. This report is more media corporate propaganda.

1317.11.2008 22:55

70% Fin youth....100% of American youth.....Provided you own a computer.

Everyone is a criminal to the RIAA...So arrest me because I made a copy of my cassette tape (or CD) because I didn't feel like paying an extra 10.99 to keep one in my house and one in my car.

The RIAA needs to stuff it!

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1417.11.2008 23:05

Do you have a little pirate in you?

1518.11.2008 3:19

Arrrr...I'm so old a pirate that I copied 8-Tracks!...Arrrr

1618.11.2008 4:17

I'm sure even if they haven't downloaded anything they have copied stuff from their friends phones or ipods.

1718.11.2008 4:29
Treya
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6 percent smoke marijuana or has, 11 percent have participated in a fight, and 15 percent have stolen something from their school or someone else
You forgot to add - " and 99.9 % are vodka fuelled chronic alcoholics " and if you need any evidence of that just chat to a Finn who is under 21 years old and online at night and see for yourself .
I'm 15,5 years old. I don't drink and i never will even though i could kill my self with booze even right now if i wanted to.

Oh yeah and during the last two months, i downloaded about 2,4 terabytes of copyrighted material including movies, music tracks and games, all of which i shared afterwards. It's nice having 560 Tb of sdd (well partially ssd) memory for all the shit i could ever want =D
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1818.11.2008 12:27

I was filming my newborn in the family room and the television was on. I soon realized that I was capturing a show on my camera, at which point I said to my wife, "arghhh! a pirate's life for me!"

please don't send us to jail...lol

1918.11.2008 13:14

an informal poll of every person i ever met leads me to beleive that 100% of the people that actualy have the mental ability to use a computer with an internet connection have downloaded illegaly distributed music with clients like limewire or shareaza.

the time of corporate greed is over. good riddance. hope the door hits your ass on the way out.

2018.11.2008 14:45
lynchGOP
Inactive

GOT PIRATE?

2119.11.2008 16:30

Hi, my name is Sven and I'm a Finnish Youth illegal Pirate!

Hi, Sven!!!

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