Content Owners vs. Child Pornography
[quote]In 2007, a year after the Swedish police raided The Pirate Bays servers in Stockholm, there was a seminar in the same city titled Sweden A Safe Haven for Pirates? There, in a room filled with like-minded souls, Johan Schlüter of the Danish Anti-Piracy Group took the stage with the ultimate plan to curb piracy.
Child pornography is great, he said enthusiastically. It is great because politicians understand child pornography. By playing that card, we can get them to act, and start blocking sites. And once they have done that, we can get them to start blocking file sharing sites.
Where one would have expected an averse reaction from the public, cheers started to fill the entire room instead. For years the music and movie industries have tried to convince politicians that piracy was killing their businesses, without much result. Using child porn as an excuse could just be what they needed for an extra push.
One day we will have a giant filter that we develop in close cooperation with IFPI and MPA. We continuously monitor the child porn on the net, to show the politicians that filtering works. Child porn is an issue they understand, Johan Schlüter told his fellow attendees. (Torrentfreak: Child Pornography Is Great, Anti-Pirates Say, 29.04.2010)[/quote]
[url=http://www.google.com/trends?q=kinderpornographie&ctab=0&geo=de&geor=all&date=all&sort=0]Google Trends, Searches and News Index in Germany for “Kinderpornographie”[/url]
Homework: Compare to the News Reference Volume indexes of other countries, or internationally.
And now, somewhat more vicious, one could point out that the porn industry has been hit hardest by file sharing. Some estimate that of all available porn, only between 15-20% is legal (2007). Also see (for example) [url=http://www.lawblog.de/index.php/archives/2008/03/25/porno-abmahnungen-kosten-millionen/]lawblog: Porno-Abmahnungen kosten Millionen[/url], [url=http://www.abmahnung-internet.de/abmahnungen-pornofilme.htm]Pornofilm-Abmahnungen[/url] etc.
Wer hat eigentlich das Thema Kinderpornosperren zum ersten Mal auf den Tisch gebracht? War das wirklich von der Leyen?