My war against Rapidshare (Thieves)
I am taking out my baton and gonna start using it. This blog is lengthy but bear with me… blondes putting sentences together allegedly are a rarity.
I am not often upset. I like to enjoy life, make a few bucks doing what I do, and share it with people. I run my own site. The way I stay in business is pretty simple. I film myself in various states of undress having sex and sell website memberships to people that want to see my movies and me live. Luckily, things have been going great and I have never had so many folks willing to spend about $25 a month to get all my stuff and me providing live entertainment. I think $25 a month is pretty reasonable – less than a Family Fitness gym membership, about the cost of two tickets to a bad Hollywood movie, or the cost of some big macs for a family of four at McDonalds (with fries and diet cokes all around).
Pretty simple business plan, film sex and sell it, a plan that is being threatened by file sharing – the practice of uploading movies for downloading by others free. Now perhaps I should be flattered that stuff I sell is being ‘shared’ but I have recently started a full frontal campaign against one of these file sharing mongers – Rapidshare. For those of you not familiar with Rapidshare you can download whatever you want for free – supposedly from users just like you who have uploaded their movies to share. Why am I upset with Rapidshare and others like them? Rapidshare are thieves. They make money by selling memberships, advertising and other scams. Yes… when something is up on their server you can in theory download it for free, but they do cute things like ‘for $9.95 you can get this file quicker and easier’. There are also all kinds of links to Adultfriendfinder where you can supposedly date ME if you have a membership. Do I get a piece of the action if they sell memberships, advertising or otherwise when a user is so inclined to spend a few bucks? Not a penny. Do they seem to care if someone puts up my movies for sharing by millions of people free? Apparently not. Rapidshare is doing to movies what Napster did to music… destroying the industries it is cheating.
You would think that it would be easy to get Rapidshare NOT to put up my adult videos and share them with the world if I asked them right? NOT so. One of my more popular website flicks is Lavatory Occupied – a series of videos shot in zany lavatories all over the world (including on a 747). Not exactly high art but I own them and Rapidshare cannot legally host or give it away. I wrote to them after I found Lavatory Occupied and other links and they immediately took down/disabled the links. Problem solved right? Errr no. A couple days later more links reappeared. So I wrote again and threatened them. Problem solved right? Errr, no. The links were taken down but a couple of days later more videos were put up in their place. I just got done writing them yet again today. A revolving door of stolen movies.
Rapidshare and other file sharing places are huge issues to the adult world. I don’t have the space in this blog to write why BUT in layman’s terms…. if you created the Mona Lisa, you would not want the entire world saying ‘Gee that is hot, I want to use it for free and not give you anything in return’. Even the Louvre charges admission to see the Mona Lisa.
I am writing this blog to do my small part in the way of a public service announcement. If you are using the services of Rapidshare or others like it, remember that the performers are getting ZERO. If you became a member at Rapidshare so that you could get a quick download, remember that no one is making a dime but the scumbags running these services. If you sign up to a dating site because you are surfing rapidshare, were turned on by the porn you see, and feel like hooking up on one of the dating sites advertised remember most of the profiles you are salivating over were simply made up by a bunch of guys thinking of ways to get you to spend your money. No, the big breasted blonde named ‘Inga’ does not live down the street from you.
You would think a massive country like the good old United States of America would do something legally to protect ALL copyright owners. After all Rapishare and companies like them steal not only porn but also from major hollywood movies etc. Now I would love to think that Eric Holder from the Department of Justice was thinking about porn when he made an announcement on February 10, 2010 that a ‘task force’ was being set up to confront intellectual property crimes but I kind of doubt it. GET THAT LINK HERE. I also think it is an empty promise. I am however happy to see that the police on February 12 in Poland of all places arrested 3 people running a File Sharing Forum for Rapidshare Uploads. GET THAT LINK HERE . The masterminds behind this Forum with 30,000… yes 30,000 users? Aged 21, 16 and 15 with 6 computers between them. The people who responded to this ‘news’ (which did not exactly make CNN) made comments showing the mindset of our society…
“It wont be long until our Generation of File Sharers rise to power and become politicians , Police, Lawyers and judges themselves and will make sure file sharers are not treated like real criminals”
“Jesus… just go after those who commit REAL crimes like killing and raping.”
You do the math on 30,000 users sharing stuff illegally and that is the tip of the iceberg. Unless people start realizing that the culture of ‘why pay for it because it is free’ is flat out wrong, not much is going to change. Have you wondered why there are fewer and fewer bonafide recording stars? The music industry has been crippled by people sharing new tunes.
I kind of expect some harsh responses to this blog. Vicky… you are a pornstar, don’t sweat the small stuff, you have to be rich! Vicky.. think of it as free advertising for your site! Vicky… I put stuff up myself (I own it and I want to share it!). Vicky who cares… it is only porn?! Vicky.. move to Poland if you are so concerned! In case you have not noticed, adult companies and performers are hurting. Your DVD’s? Less common. Like any movie, producing ‘art’… in this case people having sex on camera.. costs money. Costs include the ‘actors’, a camera dude or two, a photographer etc. When a company puts out ‘Vicky Vette Has Sex With a Me and All my Myspace Friends 83’ and rather than BUY it, you run to Rapidshare and get it because someone uploaded it and Rapidshare allows it…. who wins? Rapidshare. The folks making the adult stuff you want to ‘enjoy’ are not making enough for their own mansions anymore and going out of business. If you steal Part 83 there is no reason to make Part 84 of ‘Vicky Vette Has Sex with Me and all my Myspace Friends’.
Should we care about the porn producers who make adult movies? Just a bunch of scumbags right? That is sure the perception, but think about the performers too – whose numbers are dwindling. Have you guys wondered where the next Jenna Jameson is? It has been a while since someone like that has appeared in adult for a reason. It is becoming increasingly difficult for adult stars to make money to do such a profession. Why bare all for the camera if the results are stolen? The Jenna Jameson’s of the world are staying in school, staying as strippers and doing anything BUT getting into adult. A good thing? Maybe, but if you are a fan of hot girls in adult… not. Companies don’t have the money to promote ‘stars’ anymore and there is no point becoming an adult star if you still are living in a one bedroom apartment in Reseda wondering when you are going to become famous like Jenna. To be blunt, if you can make more money dancing at the ‘Foxy Lady’ than appearing in a skin flick… why bare all for a dwindling chance at fame?
Why bother with this blog? I am doing my small part. Educating my small slice of the world that you should think twice about using Rapidshare and companies like it. If something is FREE…. someone is getting ripped off. If you are uploading your movies to Rapidshare and places like it…… you are helping Rapidshare make money and the owners who run it.
I am going to keep sending my letters to Rapidshare and keep fighting the fight. Will it help? Probably not… I fear that the biggest culprit in all of this are likely adult movie companies themselves who are likely behind lots of these places. It seems our own community is giving away free stolen content to make money from advertisers/dating sites etc. It would not surprise me that some adult movie producers are deliberately putting up free stuff so that other adult movie producers go out of business – dog eat dog.
Do me a favor… if you see my stolen content such as Lavatory Occupied or Vickyathome material on the net anywhere other than at my website email me the links to email@example.com. I am going after Rapidshare and the torrent sites and you would be chipping in with my efforts.
Beam me up Scotty… the people down here give away my movies! Can you send me to Poland though to thank the police?
If it is marked copyrighted material and you are not the poster of it, then how does Rapidshare justify allowing anything to be posted. I think that makes them legally liable plus having to provide the IP/Log-ins of those who have illegally obtained it.
Having just read Rapidshare’s abuse section, I think you ought to have a legal letter drafted with the intent of suit under copyright infringement laws. It is up to them to police Copyrighted material being loaded onto their premise. (i.e. see the arguments that were lost by the argument of music file sharers – that we only provide the service which did not fly). Thus, it is not your job to constantly locate your copyrighted files illegally uploaded.
Oh, btw, you are rich right 🙂
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i’m with you all the way. the i-phone industry and the RPG,ie D&D, industry have simaliar problems. i hate Torrent sites
You have my full support. Personally speaking if I like something I would rather buy it, so you can assure yourself I have not gone to that site.
The original problem “people”..
the people who upload the videos and the people who download those videos, rapidshare and all the similar web pages are legal…
it’s like the battle of NAPSTER… music changes… i’m with you .. but rapidshare it’s not the problem…
ps. most of the videos downloaded are taken from “fans” that paid and share the material with out your permission!
You wouldn’t have a name if it wasn’t for rapidshare…ask anyone in the music industry.
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Vicky, you make a great point about the US govt.’s efforts to punish porn piracy not be equal to their efforts to curb mainstream piracy.
The one thing I don’t quite believe is your claim that hot girls are staying out of porn due to decreasing porn revenues. I see new hot girls on the agency websites every week. It seems that many of the young girls considering a porn career don’t do as much research as they should. (How else do you explain all the girls who sign with the bad agents?) Many of these girls have already filmed a scene before they learn about declining porn revenues and the resulting struggle to find porn work (and declining wages).
The discovery of these problems may cause the potential “next Jenna” to quit the biz after she has filmed only a few scenes. Thus, the “next Jenna” will not skip her porn career altogether, but she is likely to quit before she achieves porn superstar status.
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Why don’t you get yourself a real job and stop fornicating yourself, or are you to stupid to do a real job the requires brains. Secondly you should know what God says about your line of work, in the end you will answer to Him for your actions. 3RD,has anyone paid for porn since the inception of the internet? NO! and they won’t.
Oh yeah, what a way go on about morals with a penis in your mouth or showing off your headlights, not to mention how degrading the porn industry can be to its so-called-stars.
I reckon you should be well used to being”uploaded” My dear.
Even if you win you still lose someone will always find a way and it can’t be stopped.
On behalf of Vicky, and of all “sex workers” everywhere, allow me to render a heartfelt THANK YOU to you and your kind.
We all know that your fellow deacons, once their children and wives are safely asleep, will logon to sites like this in order to experience the natural sexual release that your patriarchal religious orthodoxy denies them. Without you and your kind ruining your daughters’ sexual health with your false morality, the marketplace for pornography, phone sex, prostitution and all types of “sexual entertainment” would be greatly reduced, if not eliminated.
Just imagine, if men and women everywhere were free to discover guilt-free access to a variety of willing sexual partners “in the flesh”, who would need Internet porn etc.? Religious suppression of natural human sexuality is doomed to fail.
Go ahead, I invite you to protest at the top of your lungs for as long as you care to — condemn, criticize, castigate and villify those who profit from satisfying the sexual desires of men like you — in the end it is your “brothers in the faith” that deliver the revenues that will keep sex workers in business for as long as your unnatural “morality” endures.
Thank you for blogging about this. I’ve contacted Rapidshare over and over and over. You are right — each removed file re-appears in TWO DAYS! So any of us can spend 1-2 hours a day filling out the DMCA forms, but still get nowhere with it. Many of my peers have closed their sites, models have quit the business (sooner than they should have, as your one commenter predicted), and some really amazing models are still trying to keep going but they can’t pay their rent. Any “fan” who sneaks everything for free and thereby is one of the people causing their favorite models/producers going out of business, is not a real fan.
Oh, well done, Fireside.
It’s so easy to talk all that smack about how immoral women like Vicky is for having a penis in her mouth…but then, why the hell are you here in the first place?? Or, do you only get this unctious between fapping off to her?
This isn’t as much about people uploading porn for free, as it is about illegal piracy, which affects independent players like Vicky directly. It’s one thing to pay a monthly membership to access and download porn; it’s another thing altogether to have people upload paid material on sites like RapidShare and have them share it with others for free without the originators getting any compensation for their efforts. (And never mind those who deliberately steal material and reproduce it as if it is their own, using RS’s servers to spread the wealth, so to speak.)
Given this, Vicky has every damn right to protect her personal property and her hard-earned profits…and although I do see the real risks and uphill battle that she faces in this war against illegal filesharing, I totally support her efforts. Until the happy day comes when porn performers get residuals and royalties off of their hard work, they should have at least the right not to have their work taken from them without fair compensation.
BTW…side note, Vicky: time to update the banner to include Bobbi Eden, your latest VNA find. Just sayin’. 🙂
Oh….and I posted two blog entries over at the Blog of Pro-Porn Activism on this issue. If you want to comment there, or even post an article or two, Vicky, you are most welcome.
Go fuck yourself you cum guzzling fuck queen.
For once, that actually was right on.
if anyone ever sends me a link to RS and its of content that isnt there own and I know the producer/model, I always send them the links and tell them that this is whats on there.
So they can either contact the site or someone in the legal profession.
How about that damn Booble who picks the Booble winner of the month from the list of girls that they make money from. The contest is rigged. Just look at how many of the girls are associated with vicky vette. What a surprise, another girl from the vicky vette nation.
instead of protesting, why do not you create a site with the same look and name to rapidshare… they cheat you, you cheat them back…lol
Shut the fuck up bitch!
you should suck on a big cock instead talking about rapidshare cause you dont know shit about them. i can feel with you that it is your shit and u own it.. but sadly.. (for some :P)you can never EVER stop it!.
so stop whine and go fuck some cock 😉
I see that the new blog design is still attracting the same old knotheads who couldn’t outthink a tree stump.
To you, Matti:
It’s not about Vicky trying to “stop it”; it’s about her earning a living. She puts her tits and ass and pussy on display for us to enjoy and wank; we return the favor by compensating her with cash through purchasing her movies and joining her site(s). A pretty good deal, if you ask me.
Of course, being jealous about not having Vicky as your own personal concubine might have something to do with that.
Oh, and on Vicky’s cock-sucking skills: Try not to hate so much. As all the men who’ve done her can attest, Vicky does dick pretty damn good…that’s why she catches all the good ones. Course, with your puny little clit-sized schlong, and your single brain cell, you probably wouldn’t know the difference anyway.
Next time you post here, try not to be such an idiot.
(VNA Legal Guardian/Enforcer)
Reading some of you folks is really funny. You will say anything to justify your own personal support of stealing from others. It amazes me that you can come here and so castigate (sorry – long word. It means “to criticize severely.” Oops, sorry, another big one. Severely means, “a whole lot,”) some hard-working beautiful woman who provided the very content that you are sitting in your dark room masturbating to. Why can’t you see the whole picture? Your logic follows into every corner of the business world. By your logic, only one person need to buy any song, any Hollywood movie, any DVD or musical output. They then put the file on RapidShare, and everyone gets a free copy. The people who made the movie, hell, they got plenty of money. Lookit all them Hollywood stars galavanting around in their big-ass SUVs and them big-ass Hollywood homes. They don’t need any more money. They obviously have plenty, so they should just do the movies for free. Now, there’s a idea. All you Hollywood types, from here on, you just use your own money to make me a movie and put it on RapidShare. Once it’s ready, I’ll go get it. For free. Oh, and thanks.
And, for you folks who seem to think stealing content is cool, what do you do for a living? Make something? OK how about if you make me a few, send ’em along and I’ll give ’em to my friends. That way, my friends won’t have to shell out their hard earned money, and without all that dirty money coming in, you wont need to deal with all them messy old banks. Them folks just want your money anyhow.