Sure, they were sneaky about it by using Joan Jett's cover version from the 80's, but Joan really doesn't get much money from it and I'm sure she's pissed to be associated with this whole thing going on. The money goes to the writer, who is Gary Glitter.
Have you ever read the lyrics of the song?
'Every girl an boy. Needs a little joy. All you do is sit an stare.
'Beggin on my knees. Baby, wont you please. Run your fingers through my hair.'
Yeah, I bet he was humming that when he was molesting all of those kids over in Asia. Meanwhile the commercial shows a bunch of kids using the computer.
Why in the hell would HP choose a song which improves the life of a child molester? There are hundreds of thousands of songs in the world they could have chosen and they choose one that is going to put $200,000 in a molester's pocket.
It is sick and disgusting and HP should apologize, take down the ads, give a whole bunch of money to several organizations dealing with abused children and then have to watch a screening of Major Movie Star in Russian.