Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Porn Industry Trials Burnable DVDs

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the advancing-technology-for-us-all dept.

250

nukular writes "The LA Times has an article discussing porn giant Vivid following the likes of King Kong in allowing users to download and burn movies to DVD. Unlike in the Hollywood plan, these DVDs will be viewable on other DVD players." From the article: "Despite their obvious differences, adult and mainstream entertainment companies face similar pressures in the Internet age. Both are grappling with how to deliver content securely and reliably to devices in a variety of ways, whether it's prepackaged on DVD for TVs or sent wirelessly to cellphones. Both also want to capitalize on digital delivery methods but can't afford to undercut their retail partners: big-box stores such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for the major studios and mom-and-pop video shops for the porn producers. They also fear online piracy, which the music industry partly blames for its lackluster sales."

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

Wait..... (5, Funny)

Mayhem178 (920970) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164551)

* stops burning porn DVDs long enough to read /. *

Hey, wait...we're allowed to do this now? Sweet!

* resumes burning porn DVDs *

Re:Wait..... (5, Funny)

IAmTheDave (746256) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164761)

* stops burning porn DVDs long enough to read /. * Hey, wait...we're allowed to do this now? Sweet!

Yes, but you see, this is like, one high quality movie per DVD. The burning that you (*cough* and I *cough*) currently engage in involves some 1500 3.2mb 100 px x 100px RealMedia or Divx files, all painstakingly categorized by number of women, boob size, and point of penetration.

Right? I mean, everyone does that, right?

Re:Wait..... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164935)

Excuse me? No we don't all do that.

Some of us categorize by hair color, shaved or not, and by facial/anal. I'm a romantic at heart.

Re:Wait..... (2, Funny)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165003)

painstakingly categorized by number of women, boob size, and point of penetration.
You sound like you need a girlfr— nevermind.

Re:Wait..... (1)

Gilmoure (18428) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165093)

We're not supposed to classify by breast size and glasses/no glasses?

Old technology. I want new technology (2, Interesting)

sgant (178166) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164885)

Porn has always been the driving force behind new technology in entertainment. But this seems to just be more of the same. Granted, I'm glad they're getting more and more into this, working out the kinks (so to speak) so that mainstream movies may follow suit in the future.

But I'm waiting for there to be a way to hook into a machine like in the movie Brainstorm or The Matrix where all 5 senses are stimulated and it seems as your really THERE. Of course Dennis Miller said it best: "Folks, the day an unemployed ironworker can lay in his Barc-a-lounger with a Fosters in one hand and a channel flicker in the other and fuck Claudia Schiffer for $19.95, it's gonna make crack look like Sanka"

Re:Wait..... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164908)

Collectors are in for a treat. Hunting down classic pron is like searching for Vinyl. But there is a certain stigma associated with the former as opposed to the latter. Now I just pick from a catalog and download it. I just hope the encoding doesn't have any tracking lines like those vhs -> divx rips you find on the net. Oh well, beggers cant be chosers.

TGP (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164553)

Why pay?

IMy friend was heavily into downloading porn. It's amazing how much free stuff is out there, judging by his massive collection.

Re:TGP (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164588)

Yeah, that's it. You have this friend, yeah and he has this porn collection ...

Re:TGP (2, Interesting)

icydog (923695) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164710)

Your post is redundant. He already said this. See where he says "IMy friend"? That is newspeak for "I have this friend, and he..."

Why pay? (4, Funny)

metamatic (202216) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164755)

To reward the actors and actresses of pr0n, those hard working people who put their asses on the line.

Often literally.

Re:TGP (1)

ichimunki (194887) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164968)

Sure. It's free if your time is worth nothing. :)

FIRST PORN POST (1)

The_Fire_Horse (552422) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164558)

yes? maybe...

Either way - i am happy - PORN + DVD = GOOD!!

Too good to be true (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164563)

It will be too soon for the industutry to get sued for community standards since they are responsible for standards at your location. If walmart sold pr0n dvds, however, they would be revered as cutting edge and it would be so successful that it would put all the pr0n mom and ,err, pop shops out of buisness.

Thank you play again.

Slashdot is too sinner-centric... (5, Funny)

marcello_dl (667940) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164564)

In Catholic Italy, pr0n burns YOU! :)

Re:Slashdot is too sinner-centric... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164704)

Don't give this idea of Italians.. Mr. B did just enough to ruin our imagine all over the world...

Re:Slashdot is too sinner-centric... (1)

clydemaxwell (935315) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164752)

I've recently learned that porno is surprisingly difficult to burn.
Long story.
[/offtopic]

Re:Slashdot is too sinner-centric... (1)

shrubya (570356) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165019)

Dude, don't knock Italian porn! It's the ONLY country in the world where a member of parliament was also a hardcore actress. Yes, at the same time!

C'mon, imagine YOUR region's federal legislator as a porn star. Imagine it ... if you DARE.

"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're British) (5, Funny)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164571)

Verbing nouns weirds language.

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (1)

SCHecklerX (229973) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164653)

You missed the credit to Bill Watterson (or even to calvin) with your quote.

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (1, Funny)

The Grassy Knoll (112931) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164673)

This joke

My head

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (0, Flamebait)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164683)

I wasn't aware that stealing IP was frowned on here at Slashdot. I must make amends. (Janis Joplin)

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (2, Informative)

The Grassy Knoll (112931) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164654)

I'm British and it's still "is a noun", sorry!

.

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (1)

BadAnalogyGuy (945258) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164664)

Do you say "Microsoft aren't ever going to release Vista" or "Microsoft isn't ever going to release Vista"?

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (0)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164724)

You're really living up to your name BadAnalogyGuy. In English, you say "Microsoft aren't ever going to release Vista" because Microsoft, being a company, are regarded as a plural noun representing the people who, together, comprise the company. You still say '"trials" is a noun' because the word 'trials' is a singular noun. If you say 'trials are a noun' this means that the trials themselves are a noun, not that the word trials is a noun.

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164803)

No, Microsoft is A company. One. It is singular. "Microsoft ISN'T ever going to release Vista." The majority of English speakers realize this. Too bad you can't.

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15165098)

The people in a company do not constitute a single person, at least to those of us who live in countries where the corporations don't own the courts.

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164736)

Your example uses "are" for a different reason.

' "Trials" is a noun' because "Trials" is a single word .... but '"Trials" and "Wood" are nouns' uses are because there are now more than one noun.

In the Microsoft example company names are treated as plural nouns or some such ... although most people I know over here (under 30s just) would probably say "isn't" rather than "aren't".

(I did do linguistics at uni .... but I was crap ;)

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (1)

clydemaxwell (935315) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164765)

Wouldn't that be context and opinion sensitive, depending on whether you referred to Microsoft as a corporation (singular business entity) or colloquially as 'the guys at Microsoft', which would be a plural group?

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15165022)

In "The guys at Microsoft are ...," the subject of the sentence is "guys," not "Microsoft." The subject is plural, so you use the plural form of the verb. "...at Microsoft..." is a phrase that modifies the subject noun. It doesn't alter the verb form in any way.

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (1)

armb (5151) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164997)

I say "Microsoft" has 9 letters, not "Microsoft" have 9 letters.
We might say "trials are ongoing", but that's talking about some trials. '"Trials" is a noun' is talking about the word, not about some trials.

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (1, Funny)

OctoberSky (888619) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164671)

Fine grammar-nazi, how's this.

"Porn Industry Pulls Out Burnable DVDs"

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164722)

heheh Porn Industy Pulls Out

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (1)

merlin_jim (302773) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164839)

"Porn Industry Pulls Out Burnable DVDs"

I guess you could say they're sticking to what they know!

no?

Those executives really don't want to get caught with (ahem) egg on their face?

So will the drive eject the disk when it's finished?

*insert joke about repetitive stress injuries related to inserting and removing DVDs here*

All your porn are belong to us?

In soviet internet, porn burns you?

Ok I'm really coming up with nothing here lol It seems like there's a joke or two to be made here lol

Trials -> Tries (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164746)

Verbing nouns weirds language - especially when there is an existing and appropriate verb form for the noun.

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (1)

ivan kk (917820) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164770)

Verb the adjective noun.

Re:"Trials" is a noun (are a noun, if you're Briti (1)

gowen (141411) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164870)

Really? The Oxford English Dictionary says :
Trial, verb, trans. To submit (something, esp. a new product) to a test or trial; to test.


And whoever told you that one says "'Trials' are a noun" in British English is just as ill-informed as you are. If you're going to be a Grammar Nazi, consider being correct every now and again.

Common Sense (4, Insightful)

Tx (96709) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164577)

If you're going to charge a comparable price for the downloadable movie, it can't be an inferior product to the purchased disc, or it just won't fly. Hence needs to be watchable on a regular DVD player like a purchased DVD. Still seems a bit steep compared to some, erm, other sources of pr0n though.

How do you market it, though? (1)

SuperRob (31516) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164643)

Marketing is going to be an interesting challenge. "Now your penis won't be the only thing burning ..."

Re:Common Sense (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164843)

and witha burned DVD they can not guarentee that at all.

burned DVD's if properly authored will have a 90% sucess rate playing on set top DVD players. but certianly not 100% and it drops further if you use a DVD+R as those are less compatable than a DVD-R disc. And god help you if you try a dual layer. I have yet to get one of those to play in ANY dvd player.

Re:Common Sense (1)

esme (17526) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164896)

Ordinarily, I'd agree with you. But not for pr0n. But I would bet that being able to get it in the privacy of your home, nearly instantly is worth a lot of money to some people. Sure there's free pr0n around, but I imagine the pay-content is going to be higher quality.

-Esme

Finally I'm able to download porn! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164587)

This will change my life completely!

yet another reason (2, Funny)

kaufmanmoore (930593) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164595)

why i need a bigger tv

Re:yet another reason (2, Funny)

CFD339 (795926) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164677)

Its probably not your TV that needs to be bigger. Read your spam for instructions. I'm sure someone in there has some 'helpful' suggestions on how you can solve this issue.

What is the first thing said after downloadng xxx? (1, Funny)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164596)

It burns, it burns!

Re:What is the first thing said after downloadng x (1)

kaufmanmoore (930593) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164658)

"Where's the hot lesbian action this file promised?"

Burning porn? (1)

consonant (896763) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164674)

MAN those would be some hot DVDs...

Re:What is the first thing said after downloadng x (2, Funny)

fuyu-no-neko (839858) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164698)

It burns, it burns!

Use lubricant?

Re:What is the first thing said after downloadng x (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164886)

It burns, it burns!

Got penicillin?

Phone Porn!?! (5, Funny)

RingDev (879105) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164609)

"Both are grappling with how to deliver content securely and reliably to devices in a variety of ways, whether it's prepackaged on DVD for TVs or sent wirelessly to cellphones"

Wow, that would explain my co-workers extended bathroom breaks with his new Verizon 3g phone.

-Rick

Re:Phone Porn!?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164851)

You might want to add an extra layer of toilet paper to the seat if you use it after him.

porn can be addictive (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164622)

See if you are addicted to porn. Porn should have a warning label on it like cigs.

http://www.purewarrior.org/Self_Assessm.59.0.html [purewarrior.org]

Cinemanow is Vivids Distributor (5, Informative)

microbrewer (774971) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164627)

Cinemanow owns and operates All Adult Entertainment the distributor of Vivid's Videos so Hollywood is already onto this and owns the technology to distribute burnable movies .They are using porn as their sacrificial lamb to see if the content ends up on Usenet or P2P networks in the next 3 months .

Cinemanow is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment .

This makes sense (2, Interesting)

British (51765) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164754)

Considering the average pr0n title costs a lot less to make than say, King Kong, there is not so much financial risk(er, losses) involved.

So instead of the pr0n industry helping sway one side of widespread video adoption, it will now walk into the office like it's an expert to do some research.

Re:Cinemanow is Vivids Distributor (1)

JeremyALogan (622913) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164865)

What I'm curious about is the fact that almost all porn DVDs are region free (and they advertise it on the boxes)... they know that it's a plus. Why can't the Holywood mainstream figure this out?

Re:Cinemanow is Vivids Distributor (2, Funny)

gowen (141411) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164891)

A hell of a lot of porn is better paced, and better plotted than Jackson's King Kong, too.

since when... (4, Funny)

mangus_angus (873781) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164630)

Could you download porn on the internet?!! I've just been taping my neighbors at night....

Huh? (4, Funny)

Goldmund (247522) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164640)

*scratches head*

People pay for pr0n?

I had no idea. Suckers.

Technology marches on (3, Insightful)

Billosaur (927319) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164642)

A top producer of hard-core porn will start selling downloadable movies that customers can burn to DVD and watch on their TVs, illustrating how Southern California's multibillion-dollar adult entertainment industry may again set the technological pace for Hollywood.

Heck, adult entertainment has been behind a lot or major breakthroughs in technology:

  • The VCR - porn at home
  • Chat rooms - talk to others about and trade porn
  • The Web - find any porn you want, anytime
  • DVDs - high quality porn

I suspect this will continue on into the arena of full 3-D sensoround technology, whenever that become available.

Re:Technology marches on (1)

GigG (887839) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164714)

I suspect this will continue on into the arena of full 3-D sensoround technology, whenever that become available.

Just as long as Smellivision is never used in the porn industry they can do what they want as far as I'm concerned.

Re:Technology marches on (1)

clickclickdrone (964164) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164897)

Just as long as Smellivision is never used in the porn industry

Dude, you're hanging with the wrong women. OTOH, if they bring out scratch n catch, I'm not buying.

Pr0n was the driving force behind DVD, wasn't it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164726)

Didn't the pr0n industry really get behind *ahem* DVD when it was introduced? I recall them being really big proponents of the "multiple angle" feature.

Re:Technology marches on (2, Informative)

MtViewGuy (197597) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164745)

People can laugh all they want but already a number of the more profitable companies making adult movies are seriously looking at making movies in HD-DVD or Blu-Ray high-definition disc formats. The resaon is simple: high-definition video cameras are rapidly dropping in price. Already, you can get prosumer 1080i resolution HDTV camcorders for under US$5,000, and even the type of very high-end 1080p cameras that were used on movies like Star Wars Episodes II and III are dropping to around US$100,000 for a one-time purchase, actually pretty cheap considering how much Panavision wants for camera rentals on just one movie.

Don't be surprised that the first adult movies in HD-DVD/Blu-Ray formats goes on sale by mid to late Fall 2006. I believe one company has already done a number of adult movies in 1080i format, so they already have the movies ready for the conversion to these formats when workstations mastering HD-DVD/Blu-Ray discs become widely available.

Re:Technology marches on (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15165035)

Actually, I'd heard that hi-def was one area they were shying away from. Their logic? HD brings out some things you just don't want to see on the, um, actors.

you forgot some (1)

tacokill (531275) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164777)

You forgot a few that go back a little further....

* Photographs
* Silent pictures
* Early animations
* Talking pictures (ie: movies with sound)
* The VCR - porn at home
* Chat rooms - talk to others about and trade porn
* The Web - find any porn you want, anytime
* DVDs - high quality porn


There. That's a little bit better list.

And the point, in case people miss it, is that porn has been on the leading edge of EVERY new media delivery mechanism.

One handed (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164648)

One handed dvd burning must be supported, a kind of single sign on portal to subscribe/pay/burn/play so your god hand is not used to get the keys messy etc..

Re:One handed (1)

joe 155 (937621) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164981)

Its ok, you just have to avoid sticky keys...

mom-and-pop ? (3, Funny)

drgonzo59 (747139) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164652)

mom-and-pop video shops for the porn producers? Now that's what I call a family-oriented business -- run by families, for families.

God Bless America!

Re:mom-and-pop ? (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164728)

Of course, mom and pop stores that sell pr0n will henceforth be referred to as "MILF and Big Daddy" stores.

Porn Industry *Trials* Burnable DVDs ? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164672)

Tries, damn it! Tries!

old saying (2, Insightful)

trybywrench (584843) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164676)

What's that old saying.. "no tech. can be considered a success until it's adopted by the porn industry".

If anyone can figure this out it's them.

This may be a hit! (3, Insightful)

betasaur (12453) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164691)

In our town, the local Applebees overlooks the local Castle Superstore. My wife and I enjoy watching the customers enter and exit the store while we eat dinner on Friday nights. Maybe those that don't go there just because of this will find this a viable alternative to potentially being seen renting or buying their porn at a retail location?

Re:This may be a hit! (1, Flamebait)

Tenareth (17013) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164766)

Because this is America, buying porn is "bad". lol, this country is funny as hell and doesn't even realize how much we look like complete self-interested idiots to the rest of the world.

Go America... no porn, no nudity... but rip a guys head off while making a joke is perfectly fine family entertainment.

Re:This may be a hit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164806)

Why the hell do you eat at Applebees?

Re:This may be a hit! (1)

eln (21727) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164826)

So they can spy on people doing things that are none of their damn business, of course.

Re:This may be a hit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164868)

my town, too. maybe we're in the same town. or maybe there's an Applebee's-Castle connection, like they're owned by the same parent company or something.

Much like blockbuster movies (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164708)

The Adult Movie industry is suffering from the same problems as Hollywood, and yet again they're blaming it on piracy. The plot lines are boring. I've seen the one with the pizza delivery guy who gets his tip deposited directly. Or the gas station attendent who fills up everyone who pulls up.

It's not piracy that causes your old model of doing things to tank. Doing enormous budget special effects without a plot isn't what helps porn sell. Most consumers look for good acting with a believable plot. Modern porn movies have all been awesome 3-d eye shots and such.

And don't get me started on the theatre. Last time I was in the theatre the guy behind me kept moaning and the floor was all sticky. I'm not even sure what they put in my popcorn.

The sooner that the Adult Movie Industry realizes that quality plots are what makes a movie sell, the better off they'll be. Nobody is interested in the same old tit shot anymore.

Binaries still available (1)

elhondo (545224) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164732)

As long as people continue to post the original content to usenet, I guess I don't have a problem with this.

High tech porn (4, Insightful)

Pedrito (94783) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164743)

I have to say, if any industry is going to master digital delivery of movies first, it's going to be the porn industry. They have simply been on top of the technology game and they've made a killing at it. Whereas the RIAA and MPAA are out suing their customers, the porn industry in the past 15 years has seen incredible growth, largely due to the internet.

If the RIAA and MPAA are smart, they'll keep an eye on how the porn industry operates. But seeing as they've shown no signs of being smart, I doubt that will happen.

Vivid is the Microsoft of porn. (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164747)

It's great that someone's doing this-- too bad it's Vivid, and not a company whose movies are actually worth burning to a DVD.

Yes, Vivid girls are gorgeous. The problem is, the Vivid's movies are terrible anymore. They have about as much replay value as Pitfall on the Atari 2600. Vivid relies on star power to move the product, and they don't worry about the video being awful.

They burned me so many times in the late 90's, that I no longer purchase their stuff no matter how much I like a given star. And they are still maintaining the low level of quality that drove me away-- I've downloaded quite a few of their recent movies via BT, and spent about 5 minutes skipping through each in search of a scene with some perceptible passion and/or heat-- there's just none to be found. They've all gotten promptly dropped into the Recycle Bin.

Re:Vivid is the Microsoft of porn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164860)

Dude, you are waaayy too into it.

Oh, sorry, forgot which website I was on.

Re:Vivid is the Microsoft of porn. (1)

gowen (141411) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164907)

spent about 5 minutes skipping through each in search of a scene with some perceptible passion and/or heat
Puh-lease. Don't try and pass off your personal preference for certain types of porn for some sort of objective aesthetic judgement. Wouldn't it be dull if everyone found the same sorts of things arousing?

Re:Vivid is the Microsoft of porn. (1)

h4ck7h3p14n37 (926070) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165029)

FWIW, Red Light District is also offering this service.

Re:Vivid is the Microsoft of porn. (2, Informative)

drewski3420 (969623) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165100)

They've all gotten promptly dropped into the Recycle Bin.

Dude, that's how your parents find out! You've gotta Shift+Del.

Walmart, eh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164784)

And here I was downloading porn. From now on, I'll just go to Walmart.

Umm... (4, Insightful)

GmAz (916505) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164785)

They also fear online piracy, which the music industry partly blames for its lackluster sales."

Perhaps that what the music industry calls music is just crap that no one wants to buy. My car radio doesn't turn on much anymore because everything I hear sounds the same and isn't that good. When it comes to Rap/Hiphop stations, its all about screwing a bunch of different girls, cheating on your significant other or just about sex in general. The rock stations talk about something sappy, their crappy youth years or something off the wall and has no meaning, just a fun song. Country...ya, don't get me started there. I get angry just hearing country from a distance. And yes, I really do mean angry. Jazz, not my cup of tea, but I can listen to it. My wife likes jazz and I guess you can say I've grown tolerable of it. Classic rock is just getting repetitive. I mean, its classic and all, but I am sure there is a lot of other music from those bands that hasn't been ground into us from those bands. Come on people, play some different songs.

I am sure piracy has a bit to do with the lackluster music purchases, but not as much as they let on. I for one know exactly how to go out and download music illegally. Do I? No. I am too lazy. I hate getting a song that doesn't work, or is mis-titled or is hard to find. I just listen to the radio, you know, that free music that is broadcast for everyone to hear.

As for porn. Just watch TV, you get enough softcore porn out of it. Or go to Google Images and search for boobs or naked or something generic and you will get enough pictures to satisfy the normal person. If you are not normal, then I am sure you know plenty of free porn sites.

Re:Umm... (1)

middlemen (765373) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164966)

you will get enough pictures to satisfy the normal person. If you are not normal, then I am sure you know plenty of free porn sites.

A large number of people watch hardcore porn. I cannot give a statistic but I am willing to bet atleast 70% of the people in the world who have access to hardcore porn will watch it. Why is it that watching hardcore porn makes one "not normal" ?

Re:Umm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164994)

Dude, you totally jumped the gun. This is a porn thread. The daily RIAA thread should hit soon.

Be careful (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164848)

It's probably not a good idea to go around sticking your disk into just any player that happens to be available, without protection. That's how viruses get spread. Be smart and wrap your disk in DRM.

Snake oil detected (1)

metamatic (202216) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164906)

So according to TFA they're going to sell downloadable content that can be burnt to a regular DVD and hence played in a regular DVD player... but the resulting disc and content is going to be copy-protected?

I call bullshit.

Re:Snake oil detected (1)

h4ck7h3p14n37 (926070) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165045)

I'm guessing they're planning on using Windows Media Video files. I believe many DVD players support WMA and WMV formats.

Walmart? (0, Offtopic)

mbadolato (105588) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164916)

Both also want to capitalize on digital delivery methods but can't afford to undercut their retail partners: big-box stores such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for the major studios and mom-and-pop video shops for the porn producers

I must have missed something. Exactly which aisle in Wal-Mart are the pr0ns kept? I'm pretty sure that even Super Wal-Mart (or whatever it's called) does not have a pr0n section.

Re:Walmart? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15165038)

Both also want to capitalize on digital delivery methods but can't afford to undercut their retail partners: big-box stores such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for the major studios and mom-and-pop video shops for the porn producers

They aren't saying that porn is in Walmart. They are saying that major studios don't want to burn Wal-Mart and that porn studios don't want to burn the mom-and-pop stores where porn is usually sold.

Nobody interested in what the copy protection is? (3, Interesting)

Overzeetop (214511) | more than 8 years ago | (#15164932)

Sure, lots of pr0n jokes, but not a single elaboration on the copy protection mechanism? Excuse my ignorance, but isn't the key area of DVDs unwritable either on typical DVDR media? So what form of copy protection is going to be used that will a) be burnable by a PC and b) be readable by a generic DVD player?

Burnable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15164958)

Am I alone in initially reading the headline and thinking that these were DVDs that could be quickly disposed of in fire? "Honey, the kink police are coming! Hurry, burn the DVDs."

Re:Burnable (1)

Yaotzin (827566) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165009)

No, I had the same thought. :-P

Why bother (2, Interesting)

Straif (172656) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165008)

You can't download anything nowadays over a P2P network without getting a full DVD quality porn.

Whether it's the latest Linux distro of your choice or Ice Age 2, you can almost guarentee that at least one of the results is just a misnamed full length porn.

There essentially trying to come up with a plan to sell ice to eskimos.
Definately an uphill battle.

Porn piracy is huge..... (3, Insightful)

ShyGuy91284 (701108) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165020)

One may not think so, but on newsgroups, porn groups are among the most popular by far. The amount and variety of porn circulating on newsgroups is impressive to say the least, at least on commercial hosts you have to pay for (so all you youngins can't just use your ISP newsgroups most likely to get your porn fix). I can't even ponder how much it would have messed me up if I had access to this much porn as a kid....

Copy Protection Methods (3, Informative)

BoredWolf (965951) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165060)

The way current copy protection works on DVDs is actually quite simple. While the DVD is burning, bad sectors of data are written to the disc. Your computer attempts to read those bad sectors and freaks-out, thus preventing you from watching the DVD on your computer. Conventional DVD players just skip the bad sectors and continue reading from the disc. Burning the data to DVD would work exactly the same as it currently does, except you would actually be writing small bad sectors into the DVD, preventing you from copying that DVD. Therefore, the only protection needed would be some sort of DRM or encryption for the downloaded data so that users can only burn 1 DVD (using some sort of proprietary software, possibly), and can't send the download to others. Of course, you can/i? circumvent all of this by using transcode or analog video streaming... but most people aren't going to go through this trouble for their porn. The porn industry has been successful because they know people will pirate their products, but they aren't necessarily looking to collect the profit that is 'rightfully theirs', they're looking to make a certain amount or percentage of profit per video they film. If you make back even 10 times what you spent to film, what's the point of spending more money to squeeze another 5% profit out of the pirates?

The porn industry is at the lead, they led spam. (0, Offtopic)

www.sorehands.com (142825) | more than 8 years ago | (#15165078)

The porn industry has pushed the internet in both good and bad ways. They pushed up bandwidth, video quality, and computer speed.

I believe that porn is the biggest money maker on the Internet. One spammer that I sued, was making approximately $200k/week on 4 crappy porn sites.

Vivid is a spammer. I received spam from them and they are being sued. For more information you can go to http://www.myspamsuit.com/ [myspamsuit.com]

Load More Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?