Finnish newspaper Iltalehti has a full page story of Miss Tanja Karpela Finland's own dear culture minister using pirated goods. She has been representing Finland on a official Finnish state visit to Slovenia with her FAKE Prada handbag. This is the same minister that made a her personal quest to criminalize import of pirate goods even for personal use. I am sure she left her fake purse to Slovenia before returning to Finland. We dont want criminals as ministers do we?
Karpela comments: "Oh my.. The purse was sold as genuine to me in Italy. If it is not real I was ripped off." She continues: "It is impossible for avarage tourist to know what is real and what is not. The responsibility lies with the distributor." No! Tanja according to the new copyright law (56a §) you pushed through the system, it lies with the person who imports such article into Finland. You are the one that is responsible. Double time!
I could not help my self photoshopping (the peg leg, eye patch and Pirate sword are mine but the fake Prada purse is hers).
Update: I just realised that Prada has never made the purse that Karpela had. This means that there might not be a copyright violation. -just bad taste.
"Jokainen laiton kopio tai piraattituote on luovan työn varastamista. Tämä pitäisi meidän keskustelussa nyt tunnustaa ja tiedostaa, jotta tämä asenneilmapiiri olisi ehkä enemmän ymmärtäväinen sille, mitä asiaa me nyt oikeastaan käsittelemme."
"Every illegal copy and pirate product is stealing. This should be understood and recoqnised in order to set the right athmosphere for the matter in hand."