Internet TV Porn - PinkVisual.TVPink Visual is continuing to follow the trend it set with it’s iPad ready site by launching PinkVisual.tv today. Pink Visual believes strongly in being prepared for all new technologies, and proved so by launching an iPad-optimized version of their flagship site days before the actual launch of the device. Now, Sony’s new internet TV is available in Best Buy stores across the US…and guess who is the first to jump into the new pool.

“We’ve established that there’s real value in being first-to-market when new technologies hit and we move quickly to ensure that we’re part of that first wave of adult companies to target the latest consumer technologies,” said Liam Colins, Director of Business Development for Pink Visual. “We also believe that Google TV is extremely well positioned to be a major player in the web-enabled television space, making it all the more important that we are prepared to serve up Google TV-friendly content from day one.” – AVN

Media outlets reported in March 2010 that the Google TV project was under way, using the Android operating system, although the partnering companies did not confirm their involvement in the venture until later.

An Android-based set-top box that featured video-on-demand, ThinkFree Office viewer software, a browser, remote control, keyboard interface and 1080p video was shown by Western Mediabridge at CES 2010.

The project was officially announced at the 2010 Google I/O conference on May 20. Google stated that the new platform would be incorporated directly into new high-definition television sets and Blu-ray players by Sony, although set-top boxes will also be developed by Logitech. The company indicated that the new systems developed by Sony and Logitech will be powered by Intel Atom based CE4100 consumer electronics system-on-chip. It also stated that a “fully optimized” viewer experience would be available through the Dish Network, although the platform will operate through any provider.

In May 2010, Sony announced that it would be releasing its Google-enabled Sony Internet TV product lineup in the fall of 2010, including standalone TV models and set-top units with integrated Blu-ray drives.

Google also confirmed that it intends for Google TV to be launched this fall. According to B4Tea, Google TV will be launched October 17, 2010. Post the launch there is talk of a rift between Google and TV networks, which has resulted in major TV networks blocking key programs on Google TV.

PinkVisual.tv is engineered to be fully compatible with large television screens and will allow users to navigate the site using new Internet TV controls. Access to the site is $24.95 per month or $39.95 for a 90 day subscription. There is also an option available to purchase a 1-day preview for $1.

“Just as the popularity of the iPhone has driven the development of the smartphone market and inspired many competitors to develop advanced mobile devices, we expect Google TV to spawn competition in the Internet TV space in the months ahead,” Colins said. “The great part for us is that we don’t have to pick the winners of the tech market share competition; we just prepare to deliver content as effectively as possible to every device, and let the chips fall where they may.” – AVN

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CYBERSPACE— Last week, Larry Flynt Internet Group filed a lawsuit in a Dallas federal court against 635 anonymous individuals the company says it can prove engaged in a coordinated effort to unlawfully reproduce and distribute Hustler’s “copyrighted motion picture, Barely Legal School Girls: No. 6, by means of file transfer technology called, BitTorrent.”

It and other recent cases of porn producers willing to target BitTorrent users reveals the increasing and unambiguous embrace of a tactic the industry has thus far by and large avoided.

Tuesday, another lawsuit was filed in Dallas by Evan Stone, the same attorney who filed on behalf of Flynt Internet, accusing 670 Does of the same offenses on behalf of Mick Haig Productions, which owns the copyright to the adult German porn film Der Gute Onkel.

“With [Haig’s] additional 670 lawsuits, the total number of copyright complaints focusing on adult movies now totals over 2,200,” reported Slyck News. The Haig and Flynt Internet cases were preceded by other notable lawsuits targeting Does, including concurrent filings by Lightspeed Media Corporation, Millenium TGA and Hard Drive Productions.

The new offensive apparently also includes an element unavailable to those in the mainstream: the embarrassment factor. According to AFP, in an article posted to Yahoo! News Saturday, “Studios are working with lawyers at Media Copyright Group and Copyright Enforcement Services on the litigation, with an initial legal barrage focused on videos touting she-males or 18-year-old girls.”

The article quotes Pink Visual President Allison Vivas as saying, “It seems like it will be quite embarrassing for whichever user ends up in a lawsuit about using a popular she-male title. When it comes to private sexual fantasies and fetishes, going public is probably not worth the risk that these torrent and peer-to-peer users are taking.”

The article also quotes Steve Lightspeed, founder of Lightspeed Media, who was granted an ex parte Order Sept. 15 on a motion to have the discovery phase of his case expedited, meaning the internet service providers (ISPs) the attorneys subpoenaed in order to get identifying information for John Does identified in the complaint only by IP address could be served immediately. Doe information being requested includes “name, current (and premanent) addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and Media Access Control address.” ISPs subpoenaed by Lightspeed include Comcast Cable, Bell South, RoadRinner, Verizon and Sprint, among others.

The Lightspeed Order highlights the different experience adult producers are having from that of attorneys in the massive U.S. Copyright Group lawsuit, filed in the District of Columbia against thousands of “John Doe” defendants accused of illegally downloading The Hurt Locker. This week, according to Ars Technica, “A federal judge in South Dakota… squashed a US Copyright Group subpoena targeting an ISP in his state.”

In the Yahoo! News article, Steve Lightspeed commented not just on the targets of his lawsuit, but also about the overall picture faced by producers of adult content.

“Piracy on the internet is much more available to the average user than it ever was,” he said. “The technology has outpaced the laws. We really need to organize ourselves and lobby for a change in the law,” he added, referring to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.

The article also mentioned the upcoming Content Protection Retreat, being put on by Pink Visual in Arizona in October.

The three-day event will educate the adult industry in the ways of the pirate and help tackle what is a bit of a headache for the pornographic industry. The event is limiting itself to 30 companies, which have to match the following criteria:

“In order to be considered as an attendee of the CPR, your company must own the rights to at least 2,000 adult videos.”

This is one of the first conferences of its kind to tackle piracy in the pornographic market and it has already had the backing from big names, like Hustler, Titan Media and Private.

Pink Visual is hoping that the conference will help with its plight to “effectively drive those who engage in adult content piracy completely underground by January 2012”.

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