Porn industry: We’re sick of being screwed by pirates

Posted by STARR KESHET

A number of adult-entertainment studios have filed joint lawsuits against serial pirates who routinely share pornographic content over peer-to-peer networks.

The studios - led by Pink Visual - are also mulling the possibility of deploying software capable of tracking and protecting copyrighted material in real-time.

"People were willing [way] back then to pay top dollar for porn, now it looks like the majority of users think adult content is free...That is a huge shift in just a few years," Pink president Allison Vivas told AFP.

Porn industry: We’re sick of being screwed by pirates"[Still], it seems like it will be quite embarrassing for whichever user ends up in a lawsuit about [transferring] a popular shemale title.

"When it comes to private sexual fantasies and fetishes, going public is probably not worth the risk that these torrent and peer-to-peer users are taking."

Steve Lightspeed, who runs his own adult-entertainment studio, agreed with Vivas.

"Piracy on the Internet is much more available to the average user than it ever was. [Clearly], technology has outpaced the laws [and] we really need to organize ourselves and lobby for a change in the law.

"[Sure], a lot of people think porn producers make enough money already and won't pay them.

"[But] the truth is everyone is just working for a living here and we pay our taxes like everyone else does."