The site wants to ensure its search results won’t contain links to stolen material
BY 10/16 9:56AM
BoodiGo has taken steps to prevent the spread of pirated porn.
BoodiGo, the search engine for porn, has taken a major step in ensuring its search results won’t contain pirated material.
When the site first launched, Colin Rowntree — one of its founders — stressed how important it was that the site not support stolen content. As a porn producer and director, Mr. Rowntree told us how he’d experienced the damaging effects of piracy firsthand.
“It’s horrible for the performers, for the studios, for everybody,” Mr. Rowntree said at the time.
And while he was sure BoodiGo was doing “a very good job at identifying the illegal tube sites,” now the company’s taking extra steps to ensure its results are piracy-free. BoodiGo today announced a partnership with PornGuardian, an organization that works with members of the porn industry to prevent the spread of pirated content.
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.”
This new search engine delivers sexy, spam-free results
Two years ago, porn producer and director Colin Rowntree noticed a troubling trend while searching for smut online: “It became obvious that mainstream search engines were more and more pushing adult entertainment out of their listings in favor of safe-for-work links,” he says.
Sure, such filters come in handy when your kids are using the computer. But sometimes you don’t feel like sifting through pages of search results just to find a decent skin flick.
So Rowntree, like any good Samaritan already connected to the adult industry, set out to fix the problem. Enter Boodigo: a new, safe search engine that delivers results exclusively for adult entertainment sites including video hosting, traditional membership sites, porn star blogs, sex toy stores, and even access to the normally hidden adult listings on Tumblr.
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