Pornhub deletes 80% of it's content

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Majority (99%+?) of it is probably just pro-porn. The site has been used for porn stars and porn production companies to basically allow "free sampling" of their content to try and drive more business.

As far as for what it was originally intended for, the website is probably entire useless. Wonder if Redtube is the same way now or if that will be the new source?
 

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I suppose the world lost some mid-2000s and earlier porn. You probably couldn't find it anyway.

They probably just didn't want to spend so much on storage.

Just like Verizon killed Yahoo Groups.
 

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I read stuff about this in various places.

IIRC: Someone is proposing legislation (which will pass) that gives anyone appearing in a porn video the right to sue the site hosting it. All they have to do is assert something to the affect of "I was forced/coerced" or "I didn't give permission" or "I was passed out" etc.

Pornhub is a big fish and would likely be the #1 target of these suits since lawyers see them as a cash cow ripe for the taking. Is there any sense suing a porn site hosted anonymously on a server in Latvia or Indonesia which will simply disappear and reappear somewhere else? I'm assuming not.

They're just trying to get ahead of all of this imo.
 
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I suppose the world lost some mid-2000s and earlier porn. You probably couldn't find it anyway.

They probably just didn't want to spend so much on storage.

Just like Verizon killed Yahoo Groups.
No, it was just actual amateur uploaded content (non-pro) from random people similar to common Youtube uploads from random users.

All thats left is professional porn.
 
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That sounds like a good thing to me.
Depends what your fetish is I guess.

Also the pro stuff gets REALLY old, really fast. Especially when you know it isn't realistic... both in how much they moan too loud/often and are also just fake bodies. Like I said though, everyone has their fetish that tickles their.... well, I'll let you finish it.
 

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Depends what your fetish is I guess.

Also the pro stuff gets REALLY old, really fast. Especially when you know it isn't realistic... both in how much they moan too loud/often and are also just fake bodies. Like I said though, everyone has their fetish that tickles their.... well, I'll let you finish it.
I was more thinking from the people's perspective that had things uploaded that they didn't want online.
 

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This happened about a month ago after Visa and MasterCard stopped processing payments for them after the hit piece in the NYT.


Ars has a few more stories of interested.

The new law will destroy porn as we know it and especially amateur porn. The real change should be that upload sites have to hash the movies and if it has been removed before the system never allows it to be posted again.

Who in their right mind would turn over all their personal information to a porn website to verify their identity? That will be hacked within months.
 
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I was more thinking from the people's perspective that had things uploaded that they didn't want online.
Oh yeah, sure - but I mean... 80% of their content.... that wasn't ALL (or anywhere remotely close) to describing what was uploaded.
 
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This happened about a month ago after Visa and MasterCard stopped processing payments for them after the hit piece in the NYT.


Ars has a few more stories of interested.

The new law will destroy porn as we know it and especially amateur porn. The real change should be that upload sites have to hash the movies and if it has been removed before the system never allows it to be posted again.

Who in their right mind would turn over all their personal information to a porn website to verify their identity? That will be hacked within months.
I wish I felt sympathy for porn, but in all honesty I really wish we would just legalize prostitution and regulate it similar to Australia.

Better than porn, and puts a lot of people into work that might otherwise not.

And overall, last I recall hearing porn stars get paid somewhere on average of $300 - $500 or so for recording a scene? Yeesh.
 

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So, Pornhub's response to the MC/Visa thing was to delete 9 million of 13.5 million videos they said. Strange, I tried to get an estimate on the number of videos available with a subscribed account and it was about 100K videos. I simply multiplied the number of thumb stamp video images offered per page times the maximum number of pages and it was something like 107K. How does one gain access to the (13,500,000-9,000,000) - 107,000 = ~4.4 Million videos?
 

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I suppose the world lost some mid-2000s and earlier porn. You probably couldn't find it anyway.

They probably just didn't want to spend so much on storage.

Just like Verizon killed Yahoo Groups.
And how Yahoo killed Tumblr
 

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I wish I felt sympathy for porn, but in all honesty I really wish we would just legalize prostitution and regulate it similar to Australia.

Better than porn, and puts a lot of people into work that might otherwise not.

And overall, last I recall hearing porn stars get paid somewhere on average of $300 - $500 or so for recording a scene? Yeesh.
I would say that legalized prostitution probably won't help the worker that much unless they can unionize or have enforceable protections similar to unionized labor.

I highly doubt tons of women are killing themselves at having to service droves of old and ugly men, some with maladjusted attitudes endlessly. The sourcing problem remains, and thus the incentive for pimps to "coercively" source fresh "talent" remains.

If people just want to "see" but not actually have sex, strip clubs are legal in most places.
 
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I wish I felt sympathy for porn, but in all honesty I really wish we would just legalize prostitution and regulate it similar to Australia.

Better than porn, and puts a lot of people into work that might otherwise not.

And overall, last I recall hearing porn stars get paid somewhere on average of $300 - $500 or so for recording a scene? Yeesh.
Porn is much more relationship and STD friendly than hookers.

Actresses get paid shit for doing porn, but still better than most hookers.
 
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Porn is much more relationship and STD friendly than hookers.

Actresses get paid shit for doing porn, but still better than most hookers.
I think hookers can be regulated and paid more than porn stars - or at least at their level... which takes a lot less work than doing scenes with obscenely ridiculous sex-positions.

It's also just an untapped market since I'm sure there are plenty of single men that WOULD go for it but doesn't simple because it isn't legal.

Like I said, I defer to Australia who has a well-regulated prostitution market. You can make sure things like STDs aren't an issue, etc...

Also, what do you mean by "relationship friendly"?
 

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I think hookers can be regulated and paid more than porn stars - or at least at their level... which takes a lot less work than doing scenes with obscenely ridiculous sex-positions.

It's also just an untapped market since I'm sure there are plenty of single men that WOULD go for it but doesn't simple because it isn't legal.

Like I said, I defer to Australia who has a well-regulated prostitution market. You can make sure things like STDs aren't an issue, etc...

Also, what do you mean by "relationship friendly"?
Wife doesn't care if I watch porn, wife does care if I fuck a hooker.

I am all for legalized prostitution, if done right, but to claim it is a replacement for porn is ridiculous.
 
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Wife doesn't care if I watch porn, wife does care if I fuck a hooker.

I am all for legalized prostitution, if done right, but to claim it is a replacement for porn is ridiculous.
Oh I never said (or intended) to imply that it replaces porn.

I figured my point of "untapped market" illustrated that enough.
 

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Oh I never said (or intended) to imply that it replaces porn.

I figured my point of "untapped market" illustrated that enough.
Ah, I was misreading what you meant. In the general sense, I am all for prostitution if it can be done in a way that protects the workers and gets them a fair wage, not just their "pimp."
 

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So, Pornhub's response to the MC/Visa thing was to delete 9 million of 13.5 million videos they said. Strange, I tried to get an estimate on the number of videos available with a subscribed account and it was about 100K videos. I simply multiplied the number of thumb stamp video images offered per page times the maximum number of pages and it was something like 107K. How does one gain access to the (13,500,000-9,000,000) - 107,000 = ~4.4 Million videos?
The site was rife with videos where someone was passed out, taped with knowledge but never wanted it across the internet or were filmed with a hidden camera. I am all for the content, but when an underaged person or a rape victim has to work harder than the guy who posted it to have it removed, then there is a problem. The biggest problem is amateur porn. If the video lives forever on the internet, you need to have the proper paperwork to make sure you have consent and age verification. The VISA/MC decision is that they control the money and they have the bully pulpit. They cannot be associated with the shenanigans of this type of a website. Should have never been allowed to pay with VISA/MC from the beginning. I bet they regret even granting it.
 

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The site was rife with videos where someone was passed out, taped with knowledge but never wanted it across the internet or were filmed with a hidden camera. I am all for the content, but when an underaged person or a rape victim has to work harder than the guy who posted it to have it removed, then there is a problem. The biggest problem is amateur porn. If the video lives forever on the internet, you need to have the proper paperwork to make sure you have consent and age verification. The VISA/MC decision is that they control the money and they have the bully pulpit. They cannot be associated with the shenanigans of this type of a website. Should have never been allowed to pay with VISA/MC from the beginning. I bet they regret even granting it.
Most porn sites could solve this problem with admins or moderators.
Nobody gets to publish anything directly. You upload your vid, it waits until a mod watches it and clears it, then makes it public.
Youtube should be the same. Google can afford the people.

YES, it means a slowdown of things being uploaded, but if we're trying to stop rape videos and kiddie porn its probably worth the effort. And if a particular asshole keeps trying to post inappropriate shit over and over, his account should be frozen.
 
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