Porn industry sets sights on pirates

The online porn industry has finally had enough of piracy and aims to do something about it, it seems.

Purveyor of porn, Pink Visual is organising a gathering it is calling Content Protection Retreat, to be held in Arizona in October.

"The goal of the CPR is to significantly reduce digital piracy of adult content and to effectively drive those who engage in adult content piracy completely underground by January 2012, it says here.

"Where the CPR will be different is attendees are going to leave with commitments to and from each other to DO something – something more than just talking about what we'd like to do," apparently.

An A-list of pornographers has signed up to the bash, including such family names as Hustler, Private and Lightspeed.

Pink president Allison Vivas opined the old days to AFP. "People were willing back then to pay top dollar for porn, now it looks like the majority of users think adult content is free," Vivas said. "That is a huge shift in just a few years."

Studios have begun firing off lawsuits aimed at filesharers as if they are the MPAA.

With porn it's thought that the threat of exposure is enough to get consumers to cough up, lest their penchant for midgets and donkeys be exposed to friends and family.