Porn 2.0


| 2/29/2008 5:02:41 PM


Tags: arts, porn, adult, Internet, amateur, DIY,

At one point in the adult entertainment industry’s sordid history, the Internet was considered the greatest thing since the videocassette. The first time some enterprising entrepreneur uploaded a risqué photo must have been like the moment when two lovers with equally shady pasts finally met and, well, fell in love. Now, some ick-flick traders are saying the Internet and DIY porn are killing the industry, according to an article in Halifax, Nova Scotia alternative weekly the Coast. And some of their claims sound eerily similar to those coming out of the print media sector. Amateur porn may be the adult biz’s version of blogging and citizen journalism, and studio-produced porn may go the way of the newspaper, some old-school porn producers fear. The fact that the newspaper hasn’t yet gone the way of the newspaper shouldn’t affect these doomsday predictions. Not in an industry where Paris Hilton can “accidentally” become one of its most successful practitioners.

Morgan Winters

erik h._4
3/10/2008 9:39:56 PM

My only problem with this article is that it attributes the rise in amateur porn to Paris Hilton. What about Pam & Tommy Lee? And big porn conglomerates need to stop complaining about sites like Xtube, Redtube, Pornhub, etc., because they post their own videos and trailers on the sites. It's free advertising. There's always going to be a place for the professional actor. Some people dig amateurs, but a lot of people dig pros. Just like some people dig watersports and some people dig gangbangs. We're at a point in porn where professionalism has become a niche in itself, which is good in my opinion. To me, professional DVDs and videos are going to go the way of vinyl, where only collectors and purists are really going to be into it. Porn is going to more or less mirror the music industry and be an online medium (not that it isn't already.) However, I don't see the porn industry winning too many lawsuits over artistic ownership license. http://bubblegumrocketship.blogspot.com/2008/01/logical-next-step-for-you-porn.html