Adult search engine BoodiGo.com announced today that it has partnered with anti-piracy service PornGuardian to screen out known piracy sites from the BoodiGo search responses, providing another layer of assurance that when consumers use BoodiGo, the sites they find will be legitimate and lawful.
“PornGuardian has been very active in targeting sites with DMCA take-down notices, and over the years they have built an extensive list of sites that are repeat offenders, or that appear to tolerate or even actively promote content piracy,” said BoodiGo co-founder Colin Rowntree. “We don’t want these known ‘bad apples’ anywhere near the rest of our bunch, as it were. And, more often than not, the sites on this “bad list” are ones infected with viruses and malware. Yet another compelling reason to exclude them from Boodigo search results.”
PornGuardian co-founder Peter Phinney said that his company is “to help prevent piracy sites from appearing on this unique search engine,” adding that PornGuardian is well-positioned to assist, having now effected the removal of close to 10 million copyright infringements from the web.
“Piracy hurts everyone – often in subtle ways that go unmentioned,” Phinney said. “Not only does content theft and illegal distribution raise the cost of producing content, it also circumvents all of the protections that legitimate sites work so diligently to put in place and insure that adult content is confined to an adult audience.”
While the public often holds adult entertainment companies responsible, Phinney notes that “parents who complain that the internet is ‘full of pornography’ often are unaware that the adult images appearing today online outside of adults only age verified venues are almost exclusively stolen material.”
“Our industry has worked very diligently for years to protect children from accessing content not intended for them,” Porn Guardian partner Dominic Ford said. “We have also worked diligently to insure that only consumers who opt-in for our content are ever exposed to it. It’s the cyber criminals, often overseas and frequently supported by organized crime, who push sexual images on the wider audience including children. Boodigo is a terrific new tool to help return distribution to the people who produce the content. We wholeheartedly support that effort.”
CEO/FOUNDER: WASTELAND INC.
As the founder and CEO of Wasteland.com, the Internet's oldest and most popular BDSM and alternative sexuality site, Colin Rowntree is a true pioneer of the online adult entertainment industry. Since launching Wasteland.com in 1994, Colin has developed a network of sites that encompasses the full breadth of adult business sectors, from content production and distribution to affiliate program management, mobile content delivery to transaction processing, just to name a handful. Colin's stature within the adult industry is reflected by the many honors and recognitions he has received over the years from adult industry media outlets and trade organizations, including his 2011 induction to the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame. Colin was also the recipient of the 2011 Leadership Award from the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and winner of multiple awards from other adult media outlets.
Most recently, Colin co-founded Boodigo.com, a privacy-focused adult internet search engine that supports the adult industry in many ways.
An eloquent, witty and thought-provoking commentator, Colin is a frequent contributor to industry trade publications and websites, including Adult Video News and other media outlets. He has been interviewed by and featured on International Business Times, CNBC, Rolling Stone Magazine, BBC Television, the Fox Network, HBO, ABC Nightline, NewsCorp, Time and Wired magazines, Cnet.com and Bnet.com.Most recently, Colin was awarded the 2015 Progressive Leadership of the Year XBIZ Executive Award.