From the mouth of the beast TW/AOL. And I think this is the more damning link, because it lends CNNs "good" name to this tripe
1st: Yea, there's a good chance some idiots are doing this. You can trade any file on any number of p2p services. Porn is Gnutella, but you would probably be accurate in saying Porn is the Internet. It seems people think about sex quite a bit.
2nd: You're damn straight it'll hurt 'em. You mentioned it yourself when you said you were in "parent mode". By associating p2p with pr0n you gain a valuable ally, the soccer moms of the world, in the fight against it.
3rd: Post to a web board where everyone who already knows this stuff will read it. Or more proactively, talk to your family and friends about it. Write to them, put up a page, make noise, etc. You'll probably need an amplifier of some sort, try a bunch of things see what works.
I guess the thing that finally set me off on this article was the quote "Linux Music could not be immediately reached for comment." This was after the article said, in paraphrase "gnutella is great for kiddie porn." They also step around Napster's EULA defense by saying that "though its search engine still turns up such files." With such meaning in reality movies files of any soft, but with a quick reading, such comes off as "kiddie porn".
And I think it unethical for major media outlets to not make readers aware of current legal movements against the companies they cover. Maybe there's a good reason why they shouldn't, but smear campaigns like this are a good reason why they should.
Fail to Obey?