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Sunday, February 03, 2008

If everything was a bit cheaper to buy, you would save less money when you download

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?

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.

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