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Finnish police probe Wikipedia's donation requests

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Feb 2014 16:24 User comments (8)

Finnish police probe Wikipedia's donation requests The Wikimedia Foundation has received correspondence from Finland's Police Ministry seeking information on its 'donation drive' activities in the country.
The donation page on Wikipedia in Finnish is essentially the same as it is for everyone else; visitors can use a variety of payment methods to make a once-off donation, or monthly donations.

In Finland, organizations seeking to carry out donation drives (charities etc.) must seek permission from Finnish police. The measure is intended to make it more difficult to carry out fraudulent donation drives in the country.

Since Wikipedia's fundraising activities on its Finnish site technically qualify as a donation drive - at least according to letter signatory Jouni Laiho - the Wikimedia Foundation should have sought approval from the Finnish Police Ministry in advance.

As a result, Wikipedia has been asked to clarify the situation, and explain why its fundraising efforts shouldn't be considered an organized donation drive. This information must be delivered by February 21, 2014.

Letter from Finnish Police: wikimedia.org (PDF, Finnish)

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8 user comments

114.2.2014 11:27

why would anyone bother wikipedia? for saying please give money to this awesome website. people don't have to visit wikipedia if they don't want to see that... :P

215.2.2014 0:34

Seems like a huge waste of effort on the part of the Finnish Police Ministry.

I'm sure the actual Finnish Police would rather ski over to Norway and beat the crap out of mass murderer Anders Breivik who is this week complaining about only having a Play Station 2 with crappy games in his prison cell. This is the guy who shot dead 69 teenagers at a camp in 2011, and blew up seven others in a bomb attack, and only got a 21 year prison sentence.

He has threatened to go on a hunger strike if they don't give him a PS3 with some good action games! What a nerve! Let him starve.

315.2.2014 17:06

Originally posted by heyjohn:
Seems like a huge waste of effort on the part of the Finnish Police Ministry.

I'm sure the actual Finnish Police would rather ski over to Norway and beat the crap out of mass murderer Anders Breivik who is this week complaining about only having a Play Station 2 with crappy games in his prison cell. This is the guy who shot dead 69 teenagers at a camp in 2011, and blew up seven others in a bomb attack, and only got a 21 year prison sentence.

He has threatened to go on a hunger strike if they don't give him a PS3 with some good action games! What a nerve! Let him starve.
For what he did, he should have NO games, NO TV, and should be beaten daily with sticks by the relatives of the kids he killed.

420.2.2014 11:42

Originally posted by blaster4:
Originally posted by heyjohn:
Seems like a huge waste of effort on the part of the Finnish Police Ministry.

I'm sure the actual Finnish Police would rather ski over to Norway and beat the crap out of mass murderer Anders Breivik who is this week complaining about only having a Play Station 2 with crappy games in his prison cell. This is the guy who shot dead 69 teenagers at a camp in 2011, and blew up seven others in a bomb attack, and only got a 21 year prison sentence.

He has threatened to go on a hunger strike if they don't give him a PS3 with some good action games! What a nerve! Let him starve.
For what he did, he should have NO games, NO TV, and should be beaten daily with sticks by the relatives of the kids he killed.
And how would that be justice? "Revenge" or "payback" is not right in any level and should never be allowed. Glad it isn't and you're not the one deciding about it.

521.2.2014 1:33

Originally posted by blaster4:
Originally posted by heyjohn:
Seems like a huge waste of effort on the part of the Finnish Police Ministry.

I'm sure the actual Finnish Police would rather ski over to Norway and beat the crap out of mass murderer Anders Breivik who is this week complaining about only having a Play Station 2 with crappy games in his prison cell. This is the guy who shot dead 69 teenagers at a camp in 2011, and blew up seven others in a bomb attack, and only got a 21 year prison sentence.

He has threatened to go on a hunger strike if they don't give him a PS3 with some good action games! What a nerve! Let him starve.
For what he did, he should have NO games, NO TV, and should be beaten daily with sticks by the relatives of the kids he killed.
just let the sob go on his little hunger strike.it would be justice if he starved.there is no defense for what he did at all.

621.2.2014 1:58

Originally posted by jusatinn:
Originally posted by blaster4:
Originally posted by heyjohn:
Seems like a huge waste of effort on the part of the Finnish Police Ministry.

I'm sure the actual Finnish Police would rather ski over to Norway and beat the crap out of mass murderer Anders Breivik who is this week complaining about only having a Play Station 2 with crappy games in his prison cell. This is the guy who shot dead 69 teenagers at a camp in 2011, and blew up seven others in a bomb attack, and only got a 21 year prison sentence.

He has threatened to go on a hunger strike if they don't give him a PS3 with some good action games! What a nerve! Let him starve.
For what he did, he should have NO games, NO TV, and should be beaten daily with sticks by the relatives of the kids he killed.
And how would that be justice? "Revenge" or "payback" is not right in any level and should never be allowed. Glad it isn't and you're not the one deciding about it.
REAL justice would require death by shooting although starving to death would be an acceptable alternative. All I can say is God preserve us from you do-gooders and limp-wristed apologists who insist that criminals are misunderstood and should be pandered to in order that their human rights should not be damaged in the slightest. My own sympathies lie not with the coward who killed all those kids but for the grieving families who are left wondering why the murderer of all their kids is alive and well, and demanding that life be made better for himself by the provision of better computer games. It's obscene!

721.2.2014 3:13

obscene is an understatement.i wonder how all the bleeding heart liberals would feel if it was their son or daughter.i can pretty much guarantee they wouldnt be buying him a friggen playstation thats for sure.

821.2.2014 7:23

Originally posted by jusatinn:
Originally posted by blaster4:
Originally posted by heyjohn:
Seems like a huge waste of effort on the part of the Finnish Police Ministry.

I'm sure the actual Finnish Police would rather ski over to Norway and beat the crap out of mass murderer Anders Breivik who is this week complaining about only having a Play Station 2 with crappy games in his prison cell. This is the guy who shot dead 69 teenagers at a camp in 2011, and blew up seven others in a bomb attack, and only got a 21 year prison sentence.

He has threatened to go on a hunger strike if they don't give him a PS3 with some good action games! What a nerve! Let him starve.
For what he did, he should have NO games, NO TV, and should be beaten daily with sticks by the relatives of the kids he killed.
And how would that be justice? "Revenge" or "payback" is not right in any level and should never be allowed. Glad it isn't and you're not the one deciding about it.
I refer you to the excellent comments by aldan. ALL do-gooders, usually bleeding heart liberals, make me sick. And in any case, what's wrong with good old-fashioned "payback" anyway?

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