Ok lets talk porn…

Posted: March 2, 2009 by datechguy in internet/free speech, oddities, opinion/news, tech
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Now that I have your attention…

I was thinking of this post concerning file sharing and how it has been a pain to persuade people off of these sites. Mostly due to free music and porn.

I can’t tell you how many systems I’ve worked on that were loaded with porn or with explicit icons on the desktop. I’ve actually had to tell explain the risk difference between stuff you will download with limewire or torrents and “good” porn sites that have subscription walls and do not want to infect you because they want you to be paying your $10 or $20 or whatever a month to keep looking.

These are tough economic times as my own job search has shown. With this in mind consider old but very relevant article:

“The contributors, or amateur porn models, they target are between the age of 18 and 24.

“Often struggling students, young single mothers, or just underpaid young women.

“So they come to a site that seemingly offers them an opportunity to make money while expressing themselves as sexual beings in an environment they are told is pro-female and that their creations will be viewed exclusively by members.

Now many of those sites do have subscription walls for their material just like many songs have copy protection and we all know how that works out. Once that file is downloaded by a member and put on a torrent or on a system with any file sharing poof the wall is gone.

Do you remember this exchange from the Magnificent Seven:

Chris: Harry tells me you faced bigger odds during the Travis County war.
O’Reilly: Well, they paid me six hundred dollars for that one.
Vin: He said you got that Selena thing cleared up in less than a month.
O’Reilly: Paid me eight hundred dollars for that one.
Vin: You cost a lot.
O’Reilly: Yeah. That’s right, I cost a lot.
Chris: The offer is twenty dollars.
[O’Reilly keeps chopping wood. Chris and Vin turn to leave.]
O’Reilly: Twenty dollars? Right now, that’s a lot.

Consider this for a moment (content warning):

Each of the 19 girls on this video are according to a 2nd article from the same day are paid about $400-$700 for a shoot, I’d guess 3-4 hours maybe more or less. Think about how much money that is 15 months later with the economy as it is.

Now look at that video again, look at the faces. (ok try again guys the faces) This particular site is from Australia, I don’t know these girls from Adam Eve , but their friends and family do and 5 years from now or ten years from now their images will still be not only in the site archive but on torrents and downloads available anywhere in the world. Back to the article in question:

“What future careers are they jeopardizing by putting these images of themselves out on the worldwide web?

Can you imagine what happens when their faces are recognized when going for a job interview or recognized by a boss, co-worker or a person who they might supervise? Can you imagine you in that spot?

And these girls at least are adults who have been paid for their services, think of the idiots drunk at parties full of cell phone cameras?

We aren’t talking about religion or morality here we are talking the realities of the the 21st century. Those girls will still be online when their grandchildren are offered the same deal. Maybe they’ve considered it and figured it was worth it. Maybe they don’t have an objection or will write it off as a youthful indiscretion but the bottom line for them and everyone is this:

Once you are on the net you are on it forever so be very careful what you decide do to in front of a camera or anywhere near a cellphone camera.

You ignore this warning at your own risk.

Comments
  1. Mike Malone says:

    hmmm, mixing porn discussion with conservative politics…
    looks like a trend
    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Business/story?id=6977202&page=1

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