by Mike Masnick

Porn Industry Profits From File Sharing

from the wake-up-Hollywood... dept

We had a similar article a few weeks ago, but here's yet another article talking about all the porn that is being shared on file sharing networks and how the porn industry has learned to embrace the technology in order to profit from it - rather than try to shut it down like the rest of the entertainment industry. As someone in the article says: "Any smart merchant can't look at a mall filled with 200 million people and not look at the opportunities to set up a kiosk." Hopefully, more of these articles will pop up and someone in the non-porn entertainment industry will realize "hey, we can do that too...". Of course, a more likely scenario is that they'll miss the point and continue to use the fact that people share porn to scare advertisers away from file sharing networks and to convince Congress that file sharing must be evil. It's amazing how hard the entertainment industry works to shut down one of the greatest promotions and distributions mechanisms they've been handed.

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