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Vivid Entertainment Group sues PornoTube

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Dec 2007 8:45 User comments (11)

Vivid Entertainment Group sues PornoTube Vivid Entertainment Group has filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles Federal court against an adult-oriented YouTube-knockoff site called PornoTube. The adult entertainment giant targeted the video site for copyright infringement, representing the first move by a Porn Industry company against a YouTube-like site. While the Porn industry has certainly been somewhat more successful at marketing content for online-consumption compared to the movie industry for example, it has always had to compete with free clips.
Unlike the movie industry, Internet users surfing for free adult videos are more likely to be happy with 5 - 10 minute clips than a user surfing for TV shows or movie downloads. While the porn industry has always had to compete with free clips, it doesn't accept that it should have to compete with freely available clips from is very own catalog of premium content.

"We've decided to take a stand and say 'no more,' " Vivid co-Chairman Steven Hirsch said. "We will go after all the free sites." To a degree, Vivid's complaint about PornoTube echoes Viacom's complaint about YouTube. Both companies seek to discover just how much responsibility services like YouTube have over the content uploaded to the service by third party users. Neither company wants to act as police officers that specialize in online copyright infringement, an activity that would require a lot of time and money just to ensure that your content isn't freely available to view.

The Vivid suit accuses PornoTube of hosting clips from several of its adult titles, including "Night Nurses" and "Where the Boys Aren't 7" and it seeks damages of $150,000 per infringed work. "What's happening in the industry is an unacceptable amount of theft," said Jon B., a vice president at Red Light District (not his real name, but rather an identity used to keep his name from the public for the sake of his family).

He estimated that Internet piracy reduces Red Light's potential profit by about 35% but he has a realistic stance that suing websites and similar actions would be futile in the fight. However, he does approve the RIAA tactic of suing sharers on P2P networks. "If it scares them enough, if it can take away 20% of the illegal downloads, we'll be doing the best that we can," he said.

Source:
Los Angeles Times

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11 user comments

116.12.2007 9:34

Why in the world would "Jon B." want to protect his real identity?

hmmmm...

216.12.2007 11:24

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Unlike the movie industry, Internet users surfing for free adult videos are more likely to be happy with 5 - 10 minute clips than a user surfing for TV shows or movie downloads.
Thats all the time it takes.

316.12.2007 11:40
indienemo
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lmao pornotube is a rubbish site anyway

416.12.2007 13:00

Quote:
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Unlike the movie industry, Internet users surfing for free adult videos are more likely to be happy with 5 - 10 minute clips than a user surfing for TV shows or movie downloads.
Thats all the time it takes.
Quite true, though its hard to find 10 minute Rocco or Sandra Romaine clips.

516.12.2007 20:55
furchtlos
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porno tube = lame.

617.12.2007 17:05

Originally posted by porn article:
Unlike the movie industry, Internet users surfing for free adult videos are more likely to be happy with 5 - 10 minute clips
Too bad the article doesnt go into details of why this is...

717.12.2007 17:23
morguex
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Originally posted by porn article:
Unlike the movie industry, Internet users surfing for free adult videos are more likely to be happy with 5 - 10 minute clips
Too bad the article doesnt go into details of why this is...
LOL, I think we all know the answer to that question, Can't explain in detail, probably get me an unwanted vacation from AD.
Peace all

817.12.2007 18:04

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He estimated that Internet piracy reduces Red Light's potential profit by about 35%
Are you kidding me? I doubt they loose anywhere near that much profit. Most people looking for a quick porn fix are usually underage or have no intentions of buying an actual porno DVD or subscription to a crummy website. If they wouldn't get their quick fix from a free video site then they'd resort to a google image search or cable softcore porn. Not that I'd know or anything...

918.12.2007 14:47

Yeah I find 'youporn' much better!!

1024.12.2007 8:22

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Unlike the movie industry, Internet users surfing for free adult videos are more likely to be happy with 5 - 10 minute clips than a user surfing for TV shows or movie downloads. While the porn industry has always had to compete with free clips, it doesn't accept that it should have to compete with freely available clips from is very own catalog of premium content.
This statement makes me laugh 5 to 10mins funny stuff :P LOL!!!

119.3.2010 19:30
mastomasr
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