@lololulu19 said in Why are porn star ID request posts being deleted ?:
Well, if that is true, then ALL of the content on this site is copyrighted.
Since that happens to be the case, I'm not sure what point you think you're making here.
There are many sites that do. typically these other sites charge you a monthly subscription fee.. so you can download content from them that they do not own. Many of these sites have you pay by the minute to view this content.
If you're referring to the main streaming and download porn sites (TLAVideo, AEBN, Gay-Movie, Gay-Top, etc.), they have all licensed the content they make available. The studios take a cut of the fees.
With that said.. let me point out what IS illegal.. SELLING content that does not belong to you.
So is copying something and handing it over to someone else, even if you don't charge. You're still violating their copyright and, presumably, depriving them of a sale. You're simply wrong that money has to change hands for it to be illegal.
Porn studios have pursued these cases in the past, albeit with mixed success. They've won some; they've lost some. Generally, their most effective tactic has been to threaten a lawsuit and settle with the individual or site, since defending yourself is expensive, tedious, stressful, and time-consuming. Titan Media, in particular, used to be very successful with this model and, contrary to your confident assertion, were able to obtain money from quite a few file sharers.
Titan was successful enough and abusive enough during their most active litigious period that the two major gay porn torrent sites at that time both banned sharing of their videos. One of the torrent sites today still has that ban.
This is something I'm reasonably familiar with, having previously been attacked by one of the studios several years ago. It took hiring a lawyer to get them to back off from their threats against me.