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Do as I say, not as I do

As some of you know, The Pirate Party is a real political party in Sweden, which is loosely associated with the file sharing site The Pirate Bay. But right now, Sweden is cracking down on copyright violations, subjecting file sharers to massive fines and even imprisonment.

So it will not surprise anyone here to read that The Pirate Party discovered that Sweden’s strongly anti-piracy IT minister, Anna-Karin Hatt, has been illegally sharing copyrighted files. In her Instagram account, she shared Calvin and Hobbes cartoons, as well as copyrighted images from movies including The Lord of the Rings, The Da Vinci Code, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

They even reported her to the police, but they don’t expect that there will be any consequences for Hatt. They realize that copyright law is only for “the little people”.


One Comment

  1. Michael wrote:

    Oh, but that’s not illegal. Copyright violations only occur when teenagers steal MP3s that they probably wouldn’t buy anyways. Right?

    Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink