Like I said, I was DEBATING this topic with Verdad, a French or French-Canadian dude, we had differing opinions, he told me about this thread, here I am.
One thing that I want to make VERY clear is that I am OPPOSED to child exploitation and C.Porn. I think our laws are fairly reasonable in the USA, though I question the basis for the Webe Web case based on what I know about it.
The assumption many anti-child-modeling advocates have been making in this thread is that the arrest of the owners is an indication that they were, indeed, breaking the law and peddling C.Porn. This is akin to arguing that we invaded Iraq because Hussein was about to use his vast nuclear and chemical weapons arsenal against us.
Just because your government takes action doesn't mean they're using good judgment. In this case I think it's entirely possible that they're using poor judgment but it will probably be at least a year before we hear about a preliminary verdict, let alone what happens in higher courts where our fragile 1st Amendment rights hinge in so many cases. And yes, I support the rights of KKK members to march down the street shouting racist slogans. This isn't just about girls in their underwear, it's about the entire issue of speech.