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Can Pr0n show the way?

Rumours have it that Porn and other adult content is what made the internet so popular and are where the real money goes.

After all, sex.com is the most expensive domain name and adult websites have been pioneers in many ways: pay per view, DVD, online purchases etc.

A trend that got noticed by Associated Press is the fact that the porn industry is embracing download-to-burn technology. Piracy issues still remain even if the porn industry as a whole is generally positive about the move. Bypassing the middleman will certainly help bottom line and improve profits.

Vivid and other studios have come up with a viable alternative to the Content Scrambling System (CSS) anti-piracy solution that has been long hacked. Cinemanow (opens in new tab)has been chosen as the partner for delivering the content.

However, one has to think about the purpose of burning downloaded content to a DVD. I understand that it will be useful for archiving or back up purposes. I reckon it will make more sense if people connect their computer to their television set and play the film rather than burning a DVD and then save it later.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.