Porn king goes after porn piratesMikey 9 comments
Legendary porn start Ron Jeremy is tired of having his works given away for free on streaming sites such as Porntube and Youporn (those are seriously what those sites are called).
Ron is not alone, and one of the worlds largest adult film creators (Vivid Entertainment Group) is taking legal action against the aforementioned sites. According to Jeremy:
"You wouldn’t see YouTube play a full-length feature of a Steven Spielberg film. But they think that it’s just porn so they can get away with it. So now Vivid is striking back. Piracy is piracy, whether the film is PG, R or X. We deserve the same respect."
While I am all in favour of ones right to protect copyrighted works, Vivid Entertainment Group are making the same mistake the RIAA are making right now. P2P will never go away - never ever ever. It just won't. What they should be doing is working with the offending companies and work out a way for both to capitalise on the streamed content. The infrastructure is already in place, all that is needed is a suitable business model. Remember Napster? Instead of working with them to help get the artists what they were entitled to, the RIAA sued them out of existence. Imagine if they had embraced the technology instead?
On a related note, this mindset only goes to show that the adult entertainment industry is already leaps and bounds ahead of Hollywood, where a flat fee will get you unlimited monthly DRM-free downloads (so I have been told....) of high quality adult content.
Further reading at TorrentFreak.