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Wed, Apr. 28th, 2010, 06:07 pm

"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".

Boing Boing: Music industry spokesman loves child porn

I initially thought it'd be funny if this got quoted out of context, but xtalcy disagreed, and I think I agree with her point now -- this guy is basically saying he's happy child porn exists because he can take advantage of it. Which definitely seems a lot worse than just being a, er, consumer of it.

It surprises me how brazen the industry is getting about proclaiming that which they have always believed, namely, that their ends justify the means. Even before this obvious gaffe, all this talk of restrictions, protections, lawsuits, etc... reprehensible sorts of things that are justified by artificially keeping the industry profits high!