Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WHY I HATE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: REASON 9,348

First they came for the child pornographers and I didn't say anything ...
Then they came for my MP3s ...

Here's something posted on the blog of Christian Engström, a Swedish member of the European Parliament -- and , yo ho ho, he's a leader of the Pirate Party (!), which is dedicated to reforming copyright and patent laws. (it's the third largest political party in Sweden.)

"Child pornography is great,” the speaker at the podium declared 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”.

The venue was a seminar organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm on May 27, 2007, under the title ”Sweden — A Safe Haven for Pirates?”. The speaker was Johan Schlüter from the Danish Anti-Piracy Group, a lobby organization for the music and film industry associations ...

"One day we will have a giant filter that we develop ... 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 said with a grin, his whole being radiating pride and enthusiasm from the podium.


Lovely. A symbiotic (or is it "semi-bionic") relationship among kiddie porn producers, music biz scum and cheesy politicians.

Keep your eye on all these creeps.

(Thanks and a tip of the hat to Vic Milan.)

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