Sweden’s Pirate Party has suddenly become very enthusiastic about enforcing copyright laws. TorrentFreak reports that the Pirate Party has found evidence that Swedish IT minister Anna-Karin Hatt has violated copyright law repeatedly by posting copyrighted Calvin and Hobbes cartoons and artwork from the Lord of the Rings films on her Instagram account. What’s more, the Pirate Party has turned its evidence over to law enforcement officials who have in the past have raided the Pirate Bay website’s servers and have arrested its founders.
“When not even the Swedish IT Minister complies with copyright law online, one can hardly expect ordinary Internet users to feel compelled to follow such an outdated law,” a Pirate Party spokesperson told TorrentFreak. “The government and Parliament have made it impossible to live a modern life and be active on the Internet without being a criminal.”