‘Social’ porn sites and the privacy intrusions we make on each other

As sites like YouPorn and PornoTube that mesh community aspects of social networking with completely free-of-charge pornography rise in popularity, so too do the associated copyright and privacy infringements. Right now, the law is lagging behind in redressing the harm done to victims of “porn 2.0.”….But the worldwide nature of the web makes it difficult to trace and prosecute violators and even more difficult to police privacy rights. There is no universal set of laws that apply to the distribution, purchase, or possession of Internet porn. Still, that’s not to say what happens on the net can’t be regulated, says Benedet. “The idea that the Internet is a borderless lawless universe is quite false,” she adds. Experts like Lane say porn 2.0 is here to stay, given how easy it is to post and view material online. Now lawmakers need to catch up with tech-savvy Internet users, and deal with the potential emotional and psychological damage lurking for “ex-girlfriends” around the world.

Sunny Freeman’s Porn 2.0: What Happens When Free Porn Meets Social Networking from Alternet

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3 responses to “‘Social’ porn sites and the privacy intrusions we make on each other

  1. jbffed

    Record keeping laws like 2257 protect some individuals, but a new ruling by the 6th circuit court of appeals found in favour of Web 2.0 porn sites like YouPorn and PornHub. And Thank goodness the courts seem to have made the right decision regarding Porn 2.0 sites like http://www.PornHub.com. These sites represent a new level of social networking and it is time that the “establishement” realizes that sex is not inherently dirty. Long live Porn 2.0!

  2. Jeff

    There are tons of Web 2.0 Sites I’ve seen out that are based on blogs or portals like http://yum18.com that are a persons personal blog not a adult porn site, does that count in this whole thing?

  3. Nathan Holloway

    I agree with Jbffed. Sites like http://Youporn.com and http://SexWorld.com are changing the landscape of how we obtain our porn. Heck we’ve come along with this process. I remember 20 years ago trading digital porn images with buddies using a commodore64. Those were the good ol days. We collected them like baseball cards and traded them like they were a commodity. LOL

    Nathan

    Long live Porn 2.0!

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