If something can be taken, some asshole will take it. Period. This is, however, a unique kind of problem in the digital age. The reason no one walks up to your house and steals things off your front porch in broad daylight, while you’re standing in the driveway or looking out the picture window is, they’d be caught. Make no mistake – that’s the ONLY reason. Not everyone’s a thief, an asshole or a douchebag. Only most people. Yes, most people. Many are even proudly so. This is an “everything for me and fuck you” world we live in.
There are people who try to do good. People who give selflessly. People who help with no expectations, because its the right thing to do. One would imagine (or hope) that others would be inspired to show compassion. Nope. The usual response is, “Haha, you’re stupid. Good luck sucker!” I know – I’ve been on that end of the equation many times in my life.
Enter, internet porn.
Unlike most other media, people are uniquely driven to steal porn. Partly because if feels like a victim-less crime. It’s not, but it feels like it. Other times, people assume “Those porn fuckers are just making a killing! I bet they pull in a million a month! Fuck em – I’m stealing their shit.” No, again, sadly. If you stole all of Brazzers’ content, you can pat yourself on the back for that one. They stole it from other studios and built an empire on it. The rest of us however don’t enjoy that luxury. We’re often out of pocket and hoping for a good return.
Unlike the porch thief I mentioned before, internet thieves are anonymous. And, when one person starts it, everyone follows. In real life, one hopes that bystanders of a crime would at least call for help. But, all-too-often looters and rioters would argue that’s not the case either. “If they’re getting theirs, Ima get mine!” As a pornographer, I face this every day. It doesn’t matter that I’m NOT a greasy shit-bag. It doesn’t matter that I DON’T treat girls I work with like objects for exploitation. Or that I DO pay well – models, crew and associates alike. And make good content in spite the cost for the few members who DO pay for it, and appreciate it.
“Haha, you’re stupid. Good luck sucker!”
Yes, the “porn is free” ship has sailed and I can whine about it all I want. It only took one asshole, then everyone followed. Porn performers who might have jumped on the wagon didn’t. Studios that might have emerged with good content didn’t. Great things that could have happened, didn’t. What did happen (and will continue to happen) is that people just lower their expectations. “I could pay for quality, or have shitty and free? I’ll take shitty and free! Haha, I win!”
Well, before the those people celebrate, I’d just want them to remember, Dominos pizza is developing a driver-less pizza delivery system. Amazon is developing drone delivery systems. So, that job they work at now for their pay cheque, the one they think is secure… yeah.
I pay for Netflix, iTunes, software and content I enjoy and support. They don’t, and that’s a difference between us. I’m also realistic and know full well I’m part of a very small group. But, it’s a group I’m proud to say I have the integrity to belong. It’s how you support a better world and better market places.
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