There are over 150,000 adult websites worldwide, through which customers can view porn. That’s a lot of producers, producing a lot of content and a lot of it is available for free or is pirated. This is because, like a lot of internet business models today, adult content is ad-supported, easily copied or pirated and easily shared online.
His efforts worked and sent Hollywood into an economic tailspin. Breen offered a solution to the problem he had manufactured: movies would be required to have a seal of approval from his office certifying that they had followed the Hays code to the letter. Violators faced a $25,000 fine. It went into effect in July of 1934. “Pictures shall not infer that low forms of sex relationship are the accepted or common thing,” the code read. Adultery and “scenes of passion” were to be avoided. Even a silhouette of childbirth was prohibited. The racism of the code was overt — miscegenation was forbidden. Women’s bodies were to be closely regulated: dance movements and costumes must be free of sexual innuendo.