It seems that US mobile service providers have finally lost their patience and finally have made their pervert way out! If the adult entertainment industry makes its way, Americans will soon get an option of free porn on cell phones – or at least some photographs of good-looking bikini babes.
On ethical lines these companies argue of having designed ‘new tools’ to shield minors. Till now, service providers in North America were afraid of some political groups, Catholic church and parent organizations concerned about children being exposed to adult content. This could change from this year, as companies have planned to loosen control on their networks. Infact, they have rolled on their sleeves to promote mobile pornography – evidence comes from phones with better Web browsers like Apple Inc’s iPhone.
Gregory Piccionelli, a lawyer specializing in adult entertainment at law firm Piccionelli & Sarno predicts that Americans may soon be offered free porn on mobile phones alongside paid services like live video or “adult dates,” that literally means prostitution.
Pornography has made its way on mobile phones in Europe where it was a $775 million industry in 2007 that is estimated to grow to $1.5 billion in 2012, with the global market reaching $3.5 billion in 2010, according to Britain-based Juniper Research.
In comparison, North America is a ‘backward’ place, it just generated $26 million last year as carriers shied away from porn sales. Canada’s second-largest phone company Telus Corp, for example, had to withdrew a mobile porn service last year after complaints from hundreds of customers and criticism from the Catholic Church.
With such a huge difference, it’s next to impossible that service providers explore this ‘resource’. But what about the ethical dilemma? Better do not speak of that in today’s world!