"RIAA Ties Child Porn to File-Sharing Sites "

Tom tomwhore at slack.net
Wed Sep 10 20:27:27 PDT 2003

You gota love the washington post for its headlines:)-


"The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and a panel of
witnesses told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that so-called
peer-to-peer (P2P) services like Kazaa, Grokster and LimeWire -- already
known as tools for downloading pirated copies of digital music and movie
files -- also are used to trade sexually explicit images of children.

The campaign so far appears to be working. Judiciary Committee Chairman
Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) promised to make life tough for the networks if they
don't take steps to remove illegal pornographic material.

"Unless you help us to help you to get rid of this material, you're going
to be under constant attack, and ultimately we're going to have to do some
things that will be very detrimental to your business," Hatch told a Kazaa
executive at the hearing.

Hatch opened the hearing with a short video -- produced by the RIAA --
showing how people using the Kazaa network can inadvertently find files
containing child pornography as they search for the latest songs by
Britney Spears or videos of the Pokemon cartoon characters. "

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