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from Richard:  If you could be the Donald Trump of porn who would you like say these words to… your fired??? Who be on your list of  people you see in front of the your are fired line??

Ahhh I do love fantasizing about absolute authority…

Day one of people I would fire from porn and why

Sharon Mitchell, for incompetence.  I like Sharon fine but she has bungled this job at AIM.

Everyone at The Free Speech Coalition, it too has to be remade from scratch.

I would put on notice anyone who is helping to destroy the industry by promoting the theft of the content of others in the industry, this includes everyone at Brazzers, Jules Jordan, Adult Friend Finder and Bang Bros, to name a few.

From that point forward the organization that replaced the FSC would work closely with everyone in the industry to help promote the industry and keep it healthy.

Ask yourself this….If the FSC had put half as much money and effort into hiring a programmer to write a streaming video player that would encode the users name and ip address into every frame of the video he downloads, then distributed this player for free to anyone who wants it.  Would this not have been a better use of resources and a better overall solution than concocting some scheme where they get a kickback for sending business to a company that collects money from you to have YOUR content removed from piracy sites?

OR maybe the FSC hires a few good attorneys who take on copyright infringement cases on contingency. generating money for the FSC AND taking a pro active stance on copyright infringement.

Just a few thoughts….

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  1. Your video player solves the wrong problem. The focus shouldn’t be on stopping piracy, it should be on increasing sales. They aren’t the same.

    It’s easy to assume that every unpaid copy is a lost sale, but that’s not how it works in real life. In practice, many techniques for reducing piracy also reduce sales. DRM removes value from the legal copy, thus making the pirated copy worth *more* to the end user. The trick is to make the legal sale more valuable, such as making it more convenient than piracy. The Apple iTunes store is a good example; you can pirate everything there, but iTunes is easier and the cost is reasonable.

    Back in the day, I used to rent every Private videotape as soon as they came out. The lengthy multi-language copyright warning was annoying, but could be skipped over. When DVDs replaced tapes, the warning and ads for other videos could no longer be skipped, due to misguided design features included in the DVD standard. I timed one DVD and found that it was 8 minutes before I could watch the video I had paid for. I’ve never rented any videos from Private since that day. I like their content, but I won’t reward companies that treat customers that way.

    Don’t waste your time thinking about pirates, invest your time on paying customers. As author/activist Cory Doctorow advises authors, your biggest problem isn’t piracy, it’s obscurity. I amazed that companies still release content that doesn’t clearly identify a website or the title of the release.

    Commercial piracy is a different story, and one you cover well.

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