Police in Finland have dropped a piracy case against a 9-year-old girl after she attempted to download songs from Finnish pop star Chisu.

Police in Finland have dropped a piracy case against a 9-year-old girl after she attempted to download songs from Finnish pop star Chisu.

 
Once the illegal download was detected the Copyright Information and Control Centre (CIAPC) issued a letter to the girl's father, who was the internet account holder, demanding a payment of €600 in compensation, as well as requiring the signing of a non-disclosure agreement.
 
The father refused to pay, claiming that neither he nor his daughter really knew what she was doing, and that the songs ended up not even playing. The CIAPC responded by filing a complaint to the police, who raided the girl's home and confiscated her laptop.
 
Tools of the trade for digital criminals
 
News of the raid spread online, earning the CIAPC much condemnation, but now the charges have been dropped.
 
“We have decided to end the criminal investigation, because CIAPC has waived the penalty claims,” police officer Markku Nisula told Finnish news outlet MTV3.
 
It appears that CIAPC and the girl's father reached a settlement for the payment of €300, half the original amount.
 
Presumably the infamous flagship of piracy worldwide, the girl's Winnie the Pooh laptop, will now be returned to her.
 
Source: MTV3