Finnish National Police Board requests Statement on Crowdfunding
We have excellent news for you. First of all, we are getting ready to ship you the book! Secondly, with a little help of the Finnish authorities, you may get the book for free.
The Finnish National Police Board, which operates under the Ministry of the Interior, has asked Fröken Senja to submit a statement concerning using Crowdfunding to finance a project and the terminology used. Our attorney has immediately provided them with the requested information. To assist the authorities further, we have also asked four leading Finnish professors to comment the statement request.
It seems that unfortunate choice of Finnish translations may have meant that legal permit for COLLECTING MONEY (rahankeräyslupa PENNINGINSAMLINGSTILLSTÅND) should have been obtained. However Fröken Senja, and her attorney, are convinced that in this case such permit was not necessary.
Nevertheless Fröken Senja’s utmost priority is to be a law-abiding citizen. As long as there is even the slightest possibility of a violation of law we cannot accept your payments.
Our estimation is that the book will be shipped to you on 10 September 2012. In case the Finnish National Police Board has not informed us of its decision by then, the book will be our gift to you. Your credit cards may have been invoiced, but we have not activated the transfer of funds to us on Kickstarter, hence it is simple to cancel the exchange.
We will keep you posted. Puss o kram, Senja