Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
Are you TOUGH ENOUGH for Joanna Angel? EXPO 2014, August 24-27, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
   
 

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Columns
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Interviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Caliente Nudist Vacations!

Join Tera Patrick

January 23, 2003 02:00am
Porn Strategy: Share and Snare
Source: Wired News
by: Steve Friess

The porn industry is learning a lesson the music industry refuses to hear: Piracy doesn't have to be a dirty word.

As recording industry officials sing dirges over a 2002 music-business sales slump and press ahead with lawsuits against file-sharing network platforms such as Kazaa, pornographers see an opening.

"You can't beat them, so you ought to join them," said Exploit Systems Ceo Scott Hunter. "These are your most valued customers, the people who come specifically into your arena and say they want X, Y and Z. This is the most inquisitive, most important community possibly in the history of business."

Hunter's company has developed software that helps content providers put their legitimate versions of material being pirated onto the file-share networks in such a way that it overwhelms the pirated versions of the same material.

The software also influences the search engines of Kazaa, Gnutella and Limewire so that if a user searches certain keywords, they'll be more likely to find the legitimate version of the file they're seeking and download that.

When users try to open up the legitimate editions, though, they may be forced to pay for it and be sent to the porn company's homepage, or they may be allowed to watch it for free provided they ask for identifying information the company can use later for marketing purposes.

"If 15 percent of the roughly 150 million people on these networks are willing to pay for the content, that's 20 million customers," Hunter said. "It's foolish of any business to deny themselves the opportunity to make that sale."

FalconFoto Ceo Gail Harris sees the wisdom of this approach.

"We're willing to give away a few images, and then if you're interested in more, we have a whole archive of hundreds of thousands of images that you can subscribe to see," says Harris, whose company provides photos of naked people to several porn magazines including High Society and Barely Legal, and boasts an online library of more than 1 million adult images.

"What we have is a captive audience of people we know are interested in our product because they went out seeking it themselves. Many of them are willing to pay for it, too."

[For the rest of this story follow the link below]

Are you TOUGH ENOUGH for Joanna Angel?

Related Stories

Related Sites - WARNING! Graphic Content

RavenBay01.3gp

See BiBi Jones at Digital Playground

Top Stories

Teal Conrad at Sapphire NYC

Cherie Deville Returns

Alana Evans at WonderCon

Risque Starr Sisters Parties

Natasha Voya PSK

The Sexual Liberation of Anna Lee ~ Reviewer Rated

Carter Cruise at Exxxotica

Belle Knox at Exxxotica

Rock'N'SeXXXy & Hustler

Puma Swede Opens Desire

Nikki Phoenix XRCO Nom

Maddy O'Reilly is Slutwoman

Alex Chance jGrrl

Tony Batman Conquers LA

Alexa Aimes NYC Tour

2014 AVN News Rack Part 2

Roxanne Rae Available

Minka Karaoke XXX

Rio Lee Heads Cherry Pimps

Immoral Mayhem

XRCO Sponsorship Opportunities

Rotten Hosting Vivid Radio

Cherie Deville Available

Tony Batman Crazy Appearances

Inside The Industry 03/19/2014

Chanel Preston Interview

Alicia Silver Productions Content

Adrianna Luna Dance Dates

Entertainment is Entertainment is Entertainment

Inside The Industry 03/12/2014

Maryjean on Artie Lange

Naomi Knight at Mansion

Bridget the Midget at Trixie's

Tory Lane Heads Cherry Pimps

Maryjean Available in LA

Bella French on Ginger Lynn

Kelly Shibari's Steak & BJ

Southern Somer Karaoke XXX

Belle Knox: Feminist Revealed

More
Stories From

Business News

Cherie Deville Returns

Roxanne Rae Available

Cherie Deville Available

Maryjean Available in LA

Alicia Silver Productions Content

Thomas Bagley Outed Belle Knox

Casting Call for 'Operation: Outdoors'

Mission Control Open House

Cherie Deville in LA

PASS Holiday Schedule

Santa Susana Pass Location

Sure Fuck Clothing Line

Nadia Night With Lucky Devil

Richelle Ryan Available

LATATA Responds to FSC

FSC Burdens Performers

Online Dating Summit Curacao

Tanya Tate Action Figure

Cam Studio Rental Rates

Sportsheets ILS Blitz

Fantasy Lingerie Storerotica Noms

New Networking Event

Crowdfunding for Adult Entertainment

Jack Hammer Coming Back

Jodie Stacks Available

TES Early Bird Price

XBIZ Executive Awards

June SCCC Mixer

Von James Hires Rub

Entertainment Equipment Floaters

AEE/ANE Seminar Schedule

Mia Gold Available

Topco StorErotica Nom

NS Novelties Storerotica Noms

Baci Announces New Distributor

Sliquid Fifty Shades Collection

Zolo StorErotica Nom

ECN StorErotica Noms

Sliquid StorErotica Noms

Obamacare Expert Randy Limbeck

SLS at Mister Leather

Barcelona Trade Show

Sensuva StorErotica Nom

SLS StorErotica Nom

Angel Del Rey New Pictures

Kira Lake New Pictures

RingO Ranglers Nominated

CB-X Nommed For 2

PHS Nommed StorErotica Awards

Good News From Lallasa

May is Masturbation Month

Kira Lake Available

OCM Rub Valentine

Sin City Chamber April Event

Crystal Delights Creates Trophies

AINews New Look

Business News Section Index

     
Copyright © 1998 - 2014 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).