The Porn Parallel To Viacom Suing YouTube: Vivid Sues PornoTube

from the this-sounds-familiar,-doesn't-it... dept

We all know that Viacom is suing YouTube, claiming that the online video hosting site is infringing its copryrights. However, it looks like a very similar case is happening over in the adult entertainment world, as Vivid, a top adult entertainment video producer, is suing PornoTube, a YouTube clone that focuses (of course) on pornographic videos. The argument is basically the same. PornoTube claims that it's protected by safe harbors and that it's only the service provider and should have no liability. Vivid claims that PornoTube crosses the line and encourages the uploading of unauthorized materials (sound familiar?). To make this case a little more confusing, there are some additional laws covering the producers of pornographic materials, and Vivid points out that PornoTube is not abiding by them, such as the requirement that the producer keep age records of all performers. To be fair, that particular aspect of the law has recently been tossed out, but just in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Either way, this lawsuit should basically follow the same path as the Viacom/YouTube one, as the situation and the arguments are likely to be nearly identical.


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    thedude, Dec 11th, 2007 @ 7:01pm

    Slight correction

    Its PornoTube, not PornTube.

     

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    Mike (profile), Dec 11th, 2007 @ 7:11pm

    Re: Slight correction

    Oops. Fixed. Thanks.

     

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    Sam Erb, Dec 11th, 2007 @ 8:07pm

    exciting job

    Now there's a exciting position @ Viacom:
    Pornographic content infringment moniter

     

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    GeneralEmergency (profile), Dec 11th, 2007 @ 9:45pm

    Re: exciting job

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 11th, 2007 @ 9:49pm

    There's a pornotube ?

     

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    caravan rider, Dec 11th, 2007 @ 10:03pm

    how many!

    I thought there was only youporn! Thanks another site to visit..

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 11th, 2007 @ 10:15pm

    it happens

    Bah, Redtube is better anyway.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 11th, 2007 @ 11:47pm

    god i love the internets

     

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    Porn Lover, Dec 12th, 2007 @ 3:52am

    PornoTube sucks anyway...

    Last time I checked, PornoTube was filled with broken links, repeated videos and random exhibitionist dudes jerking off on webcam...

    RedTube and Yuvutu are much better. Hadn't heard of YouPorn though, gotta check it out ;)

     

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    Ferin, Dec 12th, 2007 @ 5:09am

    One would think

    That until SCOTUS rules on the record keeping law, there's not much reason to go after pornotube for not following it.

     

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    Scott_P, Dec 13th, 2007 @ 9:10am

    Illegal Content and Copyright

    Here is an interesting thought...in many pornographic videos, the content is illegal in many states. So, can one claim copyright protection on material that is not legal in the first place??? Discuss

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 30th, 2007 @ 5:48pm

    Re: PornoTube sucks anyway...

     

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    tamara, Oct 23rd, 2009 @ 11:01am

    Re: Re: PornoTube sucks anyway...

     

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    mastomasr (profile), Mar 9th, 2010 @ 4:09pm

    great

     

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    gaurav, Oct 14th, 2010 @ 4:01am

    job

    hello yes i am agree with thius work i am sex addit i am sexy movie working agree witht yoyu

     

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