The end of porn?

I’ve frequently raised concerns that the digitization of books, music and movies will make them much easier to steal. And if no one can make money off these forms of media, no one will be able to pay creators to produce them.

There’s always been a small counterargument nagging in my head. The porn industry is rife with piracy and websites offering free porn; nonetheless, porn seems to be a healthy growing market. Well, maybe not.

The chief culprits in the eyes of the porn Establishment are the “tube sites,” YouTube-like repositories of content that is often free, and often pirated. “Tubes are going to destroy our industry,” says Sunny Leone, 29, an Indian-American knockout who is celebrating eight nominations this evening. “Fans don’t understand that if they don’t pay for porn, we can’t make a living. They’ll have to watch crazy European porn.”

Farther along the red carpet, as the porn parade navigates the throng of gawkers to enter the Pearl Theater, actor James Bartholet shouts to the onlookers, “Buy your porn, don’t download it illegally!” During the impressively slick ceremony, piracy is an anxious leitmotif. “Thank you for paying for porn,” says Joanna Angel, accepting the award for Best Porn Star Website. Then, with a less-carrot-more-stick approach, an anti-piracy PSA plays on the big screen, ending with the admonition: “Buy the fucking movies.”

3 Responses to “The end of porn?”


  1. John Saleeby

    They’ve got a point about that “crazy European porn”. That shit is like Thailand with white women – Creepy!

    Hey, imagine what Porn would be like if America had lost World War Two to Japan – Creepy Creepy!!

    Or imagine how crazy “crazy European porn” would be if the Nazis had won . . . Excuse me, I have a boner all of a sudden – Creepy Creepy Creepy!!!

  2. Wil

    Nazi porn may be the new black.

  3. John Saleeby

    I realized right after I posted that there actually is such a thing as Nazi Porn. I really hate Europeans. Did you see “Eurotrip”, by the way? Really underrated Comedy Movie. I’m going to write an article about it for the next issue. Forget that shit about Egypt.