Porn and music: two industries fighting with free

Porn and music: two industries fighting with free

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In a documentary called Porn: Business of Pleasure, Wired’s Nick Thompson points out the similarities between adult filmmakers and record companies.

“We’ve seen the music industry transformed by people uploading music, by file shares, by people thinking that albums should only be available for free, and we’re seeing similar things happen to the adult industry.”

The following voice-over claims that, “what Napster was to music, tube sites are to porn,” which is something that porn filmmakers are gunning to change. Many are taking control of sites like YouPorn and XTube, posting snippets from feature length films with ads at the end to buy the whole movie. Even if a very low percentage of the 15 million monthly viewers (according to a 2007 Portfolio article) actually click, companies will still turn a profit.

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