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The Pornographers vs. The Pirates 275

conq writes "BusinessWeek has a piece on how pornography is again leading the way and showing Holywood how to fight back against piracy. From the article: 'Some producers of porn are starting to share revenues from online movies with the distributors of their DVDs, who might otherwise feel endangered by digital distribution online. Bolder yet, one large studio is allowing fans who buy movies online to burn them from their computers onto DVDs, with some protections included, of course.'"
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The Pornographers vs. The Pirates

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  • by Raindeer ( 104129 ) on Tuesday June 13, 2006 @07:54AM (#15522966) Homepage Journal
    Guy I know used to have a well known server with free illegit porn. This server got to be quite well known around the world. One of the reasons he stopped was that a Yugoslav guy with some Yugo-mob connections came to his door to politely request the removal of content that the Yugo considered to be his copyrighted works.

    Now the RIAA and MPAA have done some nefarious things to convince people to stop sharing music and movies, but getting the mob involved.. I haven't heard that one yet. Even when they get Uncle Sam involved, there is a chance of due course.

  • I learned my lesson. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Killshot ( 724273 ) on Tuesday June 13, 2006 @08:21AM (#15523083) Homepage
    When I first got into the adult industry, I fought really hard to "protect" my copyrights. Any time I found my photos elsewhere on the internet I would have my lawyer send out threatening letters, I would try to sue people. I would get peoples websites shut down.. it cost a lot of time and money and mostly I just pissed people off.

    Eventually I figured out that in most cases when people copied my photos and shared them.. it increased revenue because people would come to my site looking for more. I then restricted any lawsuits to people who would charge money to access content they stole from me.

    I think the music and movie industry could learn the same lesson.
  • by mindwhip ( 894744 ) on Tuesday June 13, 2006 @08:37AM (#15523143)
  • Re:It isn't needed. (Score:5, Informative)

    by rtechie ( 244489 ) on Tuesday June 13, 2006 @11:58PM (#15529671)
    The main difference I see is that porn is an addictive substance. Don't you remember the playground pushers motto, "The first one is always free"?

    You have a pretty strange definition of "addictive". I'd call it "flamebait".

    Most consumers of porn are feshitists of some kind. They enjoy seeing activity "x" over seeing position "y", etc. This selectivity leads to the consumer model of porn. Cater to the individual tastes. Then, if you make it they will come. Sometimes on your face.

    A fetishist can't achieve orgasm without their particular fetish, a porn fetishist could ONLY climax when watching porn. What you're referring to is called "asthetics". Different people have different tastes in food, clothing, entertainment, and yes, in sex. Since "pornography", despite all the bullshit out there, is simply visual depictions of sexual activity, it shouldn't be suprising that it reflects a broad range of sexual interests. If you do a little research you'll find this has been the case since the beginning. The oldest artistic/religious artifacts discovered, over 100,000 years old, are sexual in nature.

    If you hate sex so much go join a monastary, start prostrating yourself, and leave the rest of us alone.

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