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Your Arousal Doesn't Come for Free: Adult Film Industry Launches Illegal Downloading PSAs

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Illegal downloading of porn hurts the economy, too, the Free Speech Coalition is saying in their latest campaign. Last month they launched two videos trying to bring attention to their cause, hinting that the amount of porn available could go flaccid if downloading sites--not sample ones--continue to let people obtain free content. And mixed with the economy, things aren't looking so cheery as they used too, even if it is a $13 billion industry.

“Consumers don’t realize that the adult entertainment industry employs thousands of people who work hard at building careers, from performers to production personnel to business professionals. From retail store owners to workers that stock the shelves in warehouses — working in adult is their job,” FSC Membership Director Joanne Cachapero said. “And as in other forms of mainstream entertainment, illegal downloading and content theft have had a terrible effect on all people that work in the industry... illegal downloading is stealing product right out from under the people that produce it, no matter what kind of entertainment it is.”