Archive for June, 2008

Max Hardcore found guilty of obscenity

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Over the last few weeks extreme hardcore porn producer Max Hardcore has been on trial in Florida on obscenity charges. Today he was found guilty on all counts. While being found guilty of obscenity for his extreme brand of porn may not be a shock to some this case could have far more reaching effects than just him getting busted for making the type of stuff he makes. In this case some of the counts included his transporting obscene material over the internet.  He plans to appeal but if ultimately this conviction is allowed to stand it could open the gates and allow people to be prosecuted in any community in the nation for a website that they run. It is a slippery slope and our government took the first step down it today.

While I don’t personally like the type of porn Max makes, I do believe strongly in his right to make it and other people’s rights to watch it. The government should not be telling us what we can and can’t watch in our own homes and I believe the community should have no say in what is on the internet as whole. Why should one small town get to decide what should be allowed on a world wide network?

I agree with those that think Max will eventually win this in an appeal, but either way to day was a loss for the country and a loss for our industry.

Learn something every day

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

The old saying "learn something new everyday" may sound like a cliche to many, but it really is a worthwhile thing to think about. For example, just today I figured out how to add an iframe with some pics into the sidebar of one of my blogs. It may not be a big thing, but it is pretty cool and if it draws hits I will do it on all of my blogs and it could earn me some nice cash.

You don’t have to learn something big. There is no need to be Stephen Hawking and solve the problems of the universe everyday, but just learning a new shortcut in a program or a new way to code something or a cool new tool in Photoshop can make your life better, easier and more profitable. So when you are faced with a question, don’t just put it off because you don’t want to be bothered, tackle it. I might just end up being an easy question to answer and it could help your business out down the road.

As the cartoon GI Joe that I watched growing up used to say, " Now I know, and knowing is half the battle."