Internet Porn something intersection. High quality, high definition video streaming for adults everywhere, but the field for those who produce and perform small, and getting slimmer by the day. Earlier this month, Playboy announced its decision to get rid of nude photos, thanks, in particular, to the saturation of free tasteless photos online. The spread function on the state of the industry, Wired said that porn “very identity theft as the world develops technologically and culturally.”

Basically: It becomes much more difficult to make easy money by selling pixels sex online. And while tectonic cultural changes porn complex, they have largely been moved by one person.

From 2010 until the end of 2013, Fabian Thylmann presided over the rise in the company called MindGeek, a collection of online adult streaming video (or “tube”) sites, which have become one of the largest and most influential adult entertainment conglomerates when- or assembled -. and, in turn, permanently influence on the course of countless businesses and career

At various points, MindGeek (formerly called Manwin) owns eight spools top ten, some of which are the most visited in the world. Outsiders called MindGeek monopoly hydra and vampires; manufacturers of industrial described him as a scourge, attributing it to a drop in profits of famous adult industry. Among the changes Mindgeek created: a glut of stolen content is currently available for free on the websites of the pipes all over the internet, and falling incomes on standard websites for the payment of 70%, according to industry veteran Colin Rowntree. And while the websites of pipes and producers challenged the business tactics of the reduction in the margin of porn, small, discussions, the landscape was dramatically changed.

Thylmann

Twitter: ftyl

he Thylmann as controversial as his former company. Through one lens, it is a prolific entrepreneur, working his way from an engineer to the architect adult empire. He has provided substantial funding for the bank and bought a larger tube websites (Youporn, another example), as well as major industrial prime adult studios (Babes.com, Digital Playground, Reality Kings, Twistys, online and TV studios weapons Playboy). CNBC named Thylmann “Porn King” in 2012, but in some adult industry circles he denounced as a “porn enemy number one” (link NSFW) for the construction of the pipe. He discussed issues of sex workers in black tie debate in Oxford, but he also was extradited to Germany from Belgium for tax evasion, for which he was formally charged in 2015

he is from the adult game now! working as an angel investor for more conventional technology companies such as FrontBack and giant swarm. But Thylmann following closely at his former industry. After BuzzFeed News published feature on a group of entrepreneurs who are trying to take back the porn industry with the vice-grip tubes, Thylmann expressed deep skepticism about a new class of entrepreneurs adults, suggesting that the ideas were “old and tried. You are not updating!” he wrote.

When contacted by e-mail from his home in Belgium, Thylmann expanded its doubts about the ability of the industry to use technology to get out of their current situation. “Innovation will not get you very far. There is only so much you can innovations in porn,” he said Buzzfeed News. “This is a business content – you can simply make it easier to get content. And how much more easily than free you can do it? The type or style of content matters little here. And not only that a company like MindGeek not involved in already.”

It gets darker. Thylmann not fully buy into the idea that porn has long been a driving force in technology and innovation in the Internet – “when it comes to the Internet of things, the only thing [porn] can claim that it has helped to increase the capacity of a factor,” he said He – and believes that porn was irreparably damaged his position in the technological landscape. “Innovation in the porn industry stopped for a long time, in my opinion. The advanced technology is not much used. Very few new technology coming out of the industry (compared to non-porn, where many large technology companies, have contributed to the tools that the Internet industry is widely used all over the world ), “he said.

opinion Thylmann providers him in an awkward position. His grim view of the industry is the result of a situation he greatly helped build. But when Thylmann believes that his legacy and his lasting impact on the porn world, he sees his success as part of the inevitable transformation -. That was in motion before he became a major player

“It had to happen. .. this is due to the porn industry itself. He started giving away free content before I came along … YouTube and was immediately copied in porn in a few days. I’ve seen all these things, and just started to build a strategy around it, so much free content aggregation related websites and comparing it with the payment of those optimal to make money in the field. Add the cold, hard business logic in this, and you have a winner, “he wrote.

Jeff Mullen, known in the business as Will Ryder has worked in the industry in various capacities since 1983, when he started composing music for films for adults. He won the 2010 AVN Award for Director of the Year, and his IMDb page is a list of 93 directorial credits, most of them for their eccentric parodies. He said Buzzfeed news earlier this year that he watched his films appear again and again in the pipes for several hours after their release throughout the length and in high definition.

After a few years of observations helplessly Mullen said last year it is considering exit from the industry. With a little prompting, he excoriated pipe, calling Mindgeek “the biggest enemy of the porn industry. They are the company responsible for the complete fall of the porn industry.

” They stole things each, mine included, and expect us to send them a lawyer to take it. Once they receive it three days later, they put it back. It is a never-ending game of garbage and I, “he said.” They are liars and scum of the earth, “he said.” They are full of bloody thieves, and it’s too late to fuck them. If the adult industry is still controlled by the crowd, as in the ’70s, it never would have happened. “

Thylmann stressed that despite the harsh accusations of misconduct by others, his intervention created more stability.” If I had not done it, all of these free sites will still be there, but they will be there controlled different people. And, most of all, people with much worse than the intentions I have ever, “he wrote Buzzfeed News. He claimed that he spent considerable effort to curb copyright infringement, noting that one of his first decisions a business Manwin carrying the law firm to deal with copyright issues and the DMCA. “I wanted to fully understand the law, logic and reason of all that had to be done, and can not be done.”

“Any notice DMCA sent to the sites was considered as soon as possible. In my opinion, we have done everything possible to make it as easy as possible, “he wrote. And, faced with the testimony of the producers and artists who claim the stolen content is not demolished effectively or even, Thylmann was defensive.” [DMCA law ] is necessary for many reasons, and you can argue that Manwin profit from the law, but, as I said, the others did as well, and we did not break any rules. “

Ultimately, Thylmann is intransigent about success in Manwin and that his former empire forged in the years after his departure. He acknowledged that the reduction of margin porn were, at least partly, the result of the dominance of his company. “Manwin just one of the reasons for the industry maturing,” he wrote. “We have teamed up to a lot of business under one roof, we have made it very difficult for the old-timers to make any real money in their old business logic anymore. “

This is a rather blunt acknowledgment from Thylmann, that Manwin created not a monster, and that there is no turning back.

“I do not see this changing in the near future,” he said Buzzfeed News. “It’s just a few companies have too much power for any significant competition to emerge.”