Like it was so hard to get porno off Napster before.
September 14, 2002 10:36 PM   Subscribe

Like it was so hard to get porno off Napster before. Well, that was quick. Spanish pornography conglomerate Private Media Group, Inc. has made a bid to take control of the now-bankrupt file-trading pioneer, in effort to created an already-branded network exclusively for trading adult material. PMG claims to have the largest library of online adult content in the world, with of course the exception of the hard drives of most 16-year-old male Napster users, hence their desire to expand their collection. Honest.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (15 comments total)
 
Presumably they'll rename the network 'Fapster'.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:50 PM on September 14, 2002


Something tells me that I have a bigger collection. Unless you count huge ass mpgs and stuff.

Anyways, this sounds like a bad idea.
posted by RobbieFal at 10:50 PM on September 14, 2002


Pornster anyone? Its been done.
posted by howa2396 at 10:56 PM on September 14, 2002


So RobbieFal, your fetish is huge asses? I've got a thing for blondes myself.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:23 PM on September 14, 2002


They have porn on the internet now?
posted by Samsonov14 at 11:24 PM on September 14, 2002


I've seen a Private porno before; they're damn good.

er... I mean... nevermind.
posted by swank6 at 11:35 PM on September 14, 2002


Like it was so hard to get porno off Napster before.

A side note on usage: Why does "porno" seem wrong to me? In my usage, "porn" is the collective noun ("He was looking at porn while at work") and only a porn movie is a "porno" ("She was watching a porno in the conference room").
posted by Mo Nickels at 6:27 AM on September 15, 2002


Thanks to the Internet, there's plenty of source material for perversion-related etymology. "Watching porno" also seems to be pretty standard usage.
posted by rcade at 6:56 AM on September 15, 2002


Mo-

while you're at it, why not complain about the plots of the movies.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:04 AM on September 15, 2002


How will they change the kitty logo?
posted by yonderboy at 8:46 AM on September 15, 2002


Stav, that's the first thing I thought of too.

Actually the first thing I thought was that I could finally fill out my collection of Chunky Asses mpegs, but the Fapster thing was right...uh...behind it.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:25 AM on September 15, 2002


On the one hand, unless something unforeseen happens to alternative (gnutella based) peer to peer filesharing apps/networks, I don't see a compelling reason to use "sexster", assuming it will be a fee based service?

On the other hand, this is sort of like a peer-to-peer replacement for the nonexistent .sex TLD. Sort of.
posted by i blame your mother at 9:47 AM on September 15, 2002


Thanks to the Internet, there's plenty of source material for perversion-related etymology. "Watching porno" also seems to be pretty standard usage.

Yeah, but: Google returns 2,170 hits for "watching porno." It returns 6,940 for "watching porn." So both are in regular usage, it's just that there's some invisible divide. It'd be interesting to do a national survey, like the pop/soda/coke one, to see whether the divide is age, education, race, location, etc.
posted by Mo Nickels at 10:02 AM on September 15, 2002


i can see the chat rooms now.

juggyjiggy34: TAMMY SWAYS IS AWERSOME!!!!!!!1
x_icebong_x: shut up dumbas she stink
posted by trioperative at 10:13 AM on September 15, 2002


I don't see a compelling reason to use "sexster", assuming it will be a fee based service?

I assumed upon first reading that they would release low-bitrate clips of their product and allow users to trade it for free. If you find a scene/actress/movie that really turns your crank, you have the option to purchase a high-quality version from the company. They could even provide a choice between downloading a single scene or purchasing the movie on DVD.

If they're really serious about this, it could be cool to see how it would play out. If they can show that sampling=sales, it would show the RIAA what they could have had -- a centralized promotion/sales tool instead of a wild goose chase through the court system.
posted by Dirjy at 10:18 AM on September 15, 2002


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