Free Porn Video And Photo Websites To Go Out Of Business If Net Neutrality Ends?

Free porn video websites may be facing extinction, or at least a hefty change to their business model, if net neutrality ends. What could this mean to the sex industry, and would porn stars actually like this to happen?

In a related report by The Inquisitr, Google AdWords will no longer be supporting porn websites or anything is considered too sexually explicit. As a company, Google decided they would no longer “promote graphic depictions of sexual acts” and as such they are demanding that any websites which violate their revised policies will be required to remove any offending content.

The issue of ending net neutrality apparently is confusing to many people, although perhaps it’s just a marketing problem. For example, the FCC has received far less public complaints about their proposed net neutrality rules in comparison to letters over Janet Jackson’s nipple (and even that went viral recently because of the 10 year anniversary of the infamous Super Bowl half time show).

Essentially, what the government is proposing to allow internet service providers to charge individuals or companies more money if they consume more internet bandwidth than others. Obviously, companies like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and YouTube fear net neutrality ending because they take up a large chunk of all the information being transferred, because videos require more data than other types of files and information.

While all video-based websites and services would not want to see net neutrality end, free porn video websites are probably more exposed than most. Google has 351 million and rising searches for internet porno related subjects per month, and 36 percent of all internet traffic is pornography. There are over 24 million porn websites on the internet and the biggest free porn sites receive over four billion page views and 350 million unique visits per month. The world’s largest internet porn site, XVideo, transfers 29 petabytes a month, or 50 gigabytes per second, of free porn videos.

It’s possible that if Congress decides to enact these internet regulations, then free porn videos websites will have to drastically change their business model, which currently relies mostly on advertising, to include some sort of payment or subscription. It really depends on how much internet service providers choose to charge for bandwidth. Assuming there is a significant price hike at all, the other possibility is that only the most popular free porn video websites will be able to afford this additional business expense, and third string sites will have to suffer from throttled bandwidth.

But it’s possible that some porn stars might actually be happy about the fall of free porn video websites. The Pay For Your Porn campaign complains that many porn websites use copyrighted materials without giving compensation, and the actors and actresses are the people who are suffering. So if all porn websites are forced to switch to subscription models, it would put the small businesses on more equal footing despite the additional costs involved due to bandwidth concerns.

Of course, the other possibility is that many smaller free porn video websites will go out of business entirely due to net neutrality ending, and the sex industry as a whole may see more failures due to the increased cost of doing business. This possibility may have some politicians even more interested in forcing internet regulations since it would indirectly reduce access to pornographic content.