The Real Loser In Amp'd's Bankruptcy: Mobile Porn

from the leap-of-logic dept

As the dust continues to settle around virtual operator Amp'd, which recently filed for bankruptcy, the New York Times has a rather bizarre article focusing on some of the collateral damage. Namely, it says that the growth of mobile porn will be stunted by the filing, since apparently Amp'd was the closest of any US carrier to selling porn, as it "let subscribers download pictures of fully clothed pornography stars and models." US operators have thus far resisted selling adult content, both because they don't have systems in place to restrict minors' access to the content (also known as the porn license) and because they fear the backlash of being seen as porn purveyors. Of course, plenty of third-party mobile porn shops exist outside carriers' content decks, but apparently that's not good enough to assuage the NYT's fears for this nascent industry.

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