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CNN article on growth of web porn
posted by scubacuda on Wednesday December 10, @01:07PM
from the What-would-Seth-say? dept.
Censorship David Burt writes "This is from the study I released when there was still an N2H2, and it offers the most detailed look at the growth of Internet porn I am aware of. Since then, we've been acquired by Secure Computing, and I've been named PR Manager. Porn growth: 1998 14 m. pages, 71k sites; 1999: 25 m. pages,129 k sites; 2000: 48 m. pages, 242 k sites; 2001 62 m. pages, 311 k sites; 2002 177 m. pages, 887 k sites; 2003 260 m. pages, 1.3 m. sites.

Kathee Brewer, technology editor of porn industry news site AVN Online, makes a good point in the CNN article that David links to:

[C]ritics of porn sites are attempting to blur the lines between law-abiding adult content and banned obscene material. "People can be easily led, and the mere twist of a phrase -- like substituting 'obscenity' for 'pornography' -- can have a profound effect on basically good folk who want to do the right thing but don't know exactly how to go about it."
Update: Seth responds.

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    bad Onion ripoff (Score:2, Funny)
    by scubacuda ({scubacuda} {at} {iname.com}) on Wednesday December 10, @01:28PM (#1394)
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    This line reads like a bad line out of an Onion article
    "Dude, all of my friends are so obsessed with Internet porn that they can't sleep with their girlfriends unless they act like porn stars," a 26-year-old businessman told the article's author.

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    Re:bad Onion ripoff (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 11, @04:02PM (#1396)
    All lines from The Onion are bad. But yeah, the line very Onionish
    Re:bad Onion ripoff (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 12, @11:07PM (#1399)
    You know, some people might actually link to the article they're quoting from. It might even make your RSS feed useful, instead of wasting my bandwidth.
    Re:bad Onion ripoff (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 13, @12:55AM (#1400)
    Followup: Your RSS feed is pointing to a comment. Clicking on the "parent" link simply redisplays the same comment.

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