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April 12, 2010 06:22pm
April 2010 From the Trenches
Source: Dave Cummings—Porn Star/Producer/Director
by: Dave Cummings

It’s been a very slow month, one that can be blamed in large part upon the continued copyright infringement and piracy of porn videos and Adult Internet materials which often end up being illegally uploaded onto some Internet sites where they are freely downloaded illegally and with no compensation for the company which footed the expenses to make them.

Consequently, many studios (and some web sites, too) seem to have cut way back on productions, or number of releases, or production budgets, or bookings for porn stars, or number of employees in admin, shipping, and other jobs, or number of days they are open per week, or the physical downsizing of their physical office space, or in some cases many or ALL of the aforementioned.

These unavoidable cut-backs mean loss of income, and the associated decrease in federal and state taxes paid, along with a nosedive in sales tax revenues; also, jobs are lost since there is a lessened need for people to do the catering, make-up, set crewing, location rentals, marketing materials and post-production needs, and sales. I imagine that even Ups and others like them are suffering decreases in shipping fees. A healthy Adult Film Industry is a plus to the economy, but the present situation is dire. Besides the producers of legitimate porn, the economy suffers from the non-working Adult Industry folks who cut back on spending which affects sales tax revenues and income tax payments to government.

I imagine that the religious right-wing radicals are happy about our situation, one that also carries over to adult internet operations which are likewise hurt by the overall copyright infringement; bottom line is that thievery of our products is what’s causing the religious folks to ''win'' --- I wonder if they feel good about the adult industry being brought to its knees by what amounts to a sin, namely stealing! It seems like thievery is accomplishing what the religious ''do-gooders'' have failed at in the past.

Some of the illegal web sites which allow/facilitate uploading for subsequent downloading of copyrighted materials are outside the jurisdiction of American courts. And, for those in the United States, courts sometimes move slowly. And, technology to protect copyrights has not yet been developed to effectively stop the copyright theft. Even if it is slowed or shows signs of being almost to the point of being stopped, down-loaders might go on a binge to accumulate as much porn as they can before the spigot gets shut off.

The thirst for new porn, especially involving new fresh faces/bodies, will probably continue but might be filled by sometimes harsher productions out of Russia, Eastern Europe, Asia, etc. I worry that some imported porn could a negative for viewers who might mistakenly think that fisting, sex after bondage, or making a women compliant via alcohol is normal and ok; with imported porn, I pray that child porn from outside America will not further infect our population. How are religious radicals (or the copyright infringers) going to feel about what the imported harsher porn might suggest to their children or grandchildren as they form their and sexual standards, relationships, and marriages?

Maybe the religious hypocrites, those who target our Film and Internet copyrights and legal expressions of speech, should instead rally support for our legal 1st Amendment authorized expressions of free speech by pressuring government to vigorously go after those who violate our copyrights?

Dave Cummings,
www.davecummings.TV and www.davecummings.com

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