Should iTunes sell pornography?

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  1. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    Granted, pornography can be controversial in some social circles, and granted, some pornography is disgusting and degrading. But Apple is a retailer for media content, and pornography is a form of media. Oftentimes it's locked up in Windows Media formats that can't play on a Mac. iTunes would give porn vendors a nice venue to sell their product in a protected way to both Mac and PC users. And iTunes could easily implement age-checks.

    You might frown on my suggestion, but do you frown on your local video rental store with the adult section in back?
     
  2. Draythor macrumors 6502

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    As you say, very degrading. I would abandon Apple forever if it did this. I'm sure I'm not alone in this.
    Yes!
     
  3. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    but why do you want to pay for it when so much is free?:p
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Hmmmm.

    The only problem is that kids could quite easily bypass age checks that iTunes would implement. It's a bit harder to bypass an age check in a brick and mortar store . "Got ID?" "No..." "Get out of my store".

    For the moment I think I'll say it's better that they don't sell it.
     
  5. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    there are so many more lucrative markets for apple to get involved with than pornography. do ppl need their porn that bad that it must be available via itunes? there are just certain things you dont want your business associated with
     
  6. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    No matter how great and popular porn is, it would be a PR nightmare.
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    Yes, I wonder if we'll laugh about this attitude (where so many people like pornography, yet its so frowned upon) in a few years...
     
  8. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I don't think theres any good reason too. There are already some pretty racy podcasts on there.
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    One man's disgusting and degrading is another man's turn on. Providing it's consensual and between adults it's all equal as far as I'm concerned.

    As for whether iTunes should sell it? No. There are plenty of retailers on the Internet for that purpose already.
     
  10. trevorlsciact macrumors regular

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    Maybe in 20 years

    but not before then, society is just not ready for that yet. :apple:
     
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  12. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    I would first have to go to a movie rental place PERIOD!

    I would drop apple as well and then I would send a "sweet" email to Steve.
     
  13. AirborneAngel macrumors 6502

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    Are you kidding? Of course not, many people would stop using itunes altogether if this happened...myself included.
     
  14. queshy macrumors 68040

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    haha if apple started selling porn via iTunes, big internet sites like Digg, Engadget, Gizmodo would have a field day! Think of all the snarky remarks! lol
     
  15. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    People pay for porn?

    Wierd, you know there is a thing called the internet, right?
     
  16. rbroady macrumors regular

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    Blu-Ray refuses to produce porn on there media.

    meanwhile HD video players are cutting prices fast and HD DVD's are selling

    porn is a big industry....but not apple's (or blu-ray, but we see whats happening to that)
     
  17. rodiak macrumors member

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    iPod + iTunes = A lot of underage users = Big NO NO for pornography! Apple will be flooded with complaints from the different organizations, a headache they can do without...
     
  18. balamw Moderator

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    No so (at least not anymore). http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37021

    and there's plenty of iPod compatible porn already out there, just Google it.

    That said, I'm against porn on iTMS.

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  19. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    VOTE: Ron Paul for president. what does this have to do with Porn!?!?!!!:rolleyes: What I'm thinking here is that the concerns here regard accessibility. I wholeheartedly agree. So now what? Porn is legitimate, 'children with porn', not so much...
    i'm thinkin' and how can we enforce it?
     
  20. swingerofbirch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I agree with these posts, but the problem I have run into is that the sites I was interested in say that they are Windows only. I obviously won't link to them, I'm not sure what the rules of Macrumors are, but knowing there are minors here I won't. But here's a for example from a site:

    This website is not compatible with Macintosh systems.

    Microsoft recently announced that it will no longer be offering Internet Explorer for the Mac. Unfortunately, this means that the movies on this site will NOT play on Macintosh systems. We are working hard to implement an alternative for Mac users, so please stay tuned!


    This site in particular has been working hard on that for a couple of years with no results apparently.
     
  21. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    No results because they aren't even trying to fix the problem, IMO. The message on the site is an attempt to placate Mac users and keep the number of e-mails to customer service down. It's not difficult to have a platform agnostic video website.

    And no I don't think the iTMS should offer up porn because that makes things unnecessarily complicated and difficult on Apple's end from a PR point of view.


    Lethal
     
  22. mrfrosty macrumors 6502

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    There is not much business as lucrative as porny stuff !
     
  23. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    Why not?? I dont see anything wrong with that. Of course I would have to be legal but thats obvious. You would have to use credit card instead of gift cards. But thats it. I dont understant why everyone is so offended with that idea. Its just another part of entertainment industry and the one not complaining about slow sales
     
  24. maccam macrumors 6502a

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    You must be drunk. :confused:

    Ah... I was wondering when someone was going to say this.
    So here is what I have to say: Some people still have decency young lad.
     
  25. zap2 macrumors 604

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    :rolleyes:

    Live and let live! If the people involved are 18, go ahead!



    Yup!
     

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