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Monday, May 21, 2012

At Last: Crowdsource Funding For Porn!


With porn, they don't just crowdsource -- they crowdsource your brains out! Image source: Wired Pussy

As we all know ... because we've been told SO FUCKING MANY TIMES!!!! ... porn is a multibillion dollar industry. Why, to hear the mainstream media tell it, all you have to do is take a picture of whatever happens to be lollygagging in your pants and post it to the internet and wait for the tens of thousands of dollars to come your way.

My experience as a writer of erotica, a pornish blogger and website builder, has convinced me that this is not always the case. Even attractive young women willing to give their all to the non-discerning eye of a webcam can find porn less than rewarding. I remember reading the harrowing tale of a pretty young lady in the local "Creative Loafing." She decided to become a webcam girl, dutifully bought a webcam and did all sorts of naked, sexual things for anyone who would pay her $10 a month, and eventually managed to make a staggering sixty dollars a MONTH!

So I was not surprised to see an article about a new crowdsourcing fund for adult enterprises on TNW - The Next Web site. TNW is not about porn but about innovation in the web, and this DOES seem like an innovation. It's already got 26 adult projects almost or completely funded, according to the report, which means ... more porn! Possibly more weird porn! Can my long-delayed sexy space opera, "Dancing Slave Girls Of Mars" be far from completion? Perhaps not!

However ... a close reading of the article indicates that the REAL reason for the site's existence is to establish a patent on the IDEA of crowdsourcing for adult websites and then suing the shit out of anyone who tries to get in that business, or at least getting a little protection money from them ... excuse me,"fees." This patents-as-protection-racket has become a huge problem in business nowadays ... it's become an industry. If that's what they're up to ... and it's kinda of clear that it is ... to hell with them.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Surely just changing the focus of the crowdsourcing can't be enough to warrant a patent, can it? I mean, you could do adult projects on kickstarter, as long as you word it right.
*sigh*
I hate IP laws so, so much.

Pat Powers said...

I don't really know. But if you read the article, SOME kind of patent is being applied for. It's hard to imagine how this is a legitimate basis for a patent.