NEWS SOURCE: Solid Oak Software Inc.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the release of the new video capable iPod, pornography purveyors are already eyeing a lucrative new market. What may become known as PodPorn or PornCasts will be the next challenge to publishers of Internet content filtering software. Solid Oak Software, Inc., publishers of the popular CYBERsitter Internet filter has already begun research on the mechanics of filtering the coming onslaught of adult oriented video content for the iPod.

Brian Milburn, president of Solid Oak Software, and the original developer of CYBERsitter loves the iPod. He has four of his own, gives them as gifts to friends and family and is eagerly awaiting delivery of his new, shiny black, video capable iPod. Milburn also knows how pornography purveyors do business.

“Gone are the days when little Johnny would steal his dads’ Playboy and share it with the other kids behind the dumpster during recess. Now they will be showing full color, stereo, high definition porn clips,” says Milburn.

According to Milburn, the immense success of the Internet has largely been driven by pornography as were the BetaMax and VHS home video players years before. Making adult content easily available has been the genesis of many technologies. In fact, the early uses of GIF and JPG file formats were primarily by publishers of adult content that posted their efforts on early bulletin board systems and services such as CompuServe, Genie and Delphi. That in turn drove sales of VGA color monitors, hard drives, scanners, and modems.

Marketing executives for hardware manufacturers all know that pornography has been, and still is responsible for a substantial portion of their revenues. “I wouldn’t expect that Apple is any different,” says Milburn. “I would be surprised if they are not counting on adult content to contribute to the demand for their product to some degree.”

Illegal music downloading is what created the demand for products like the iPod. Consumers wanted a way to take their music with them, and companies like Apple responded in a big way. While it will never make the headlines like illegal music downloading has, PodPorn will be a new hot market. “You have to ask yourself whether little Johnny would rather download the latest episode of ‘Desperate Housewives,’ or a steamy adult video,” says Milburn.

After 15 years in computer security and Internet content management, he is pretty sure he knows the answer and vows CYBERsitter will be ahead of the curve. He expects that peer to peer file sharing services, popular with teenagers, will soon adapt to meet the demand for PodPorn.

“The handwriting is on the wall,” says Milburn, “Come Christmas morning when hundreds of thousands of ‘Little Johnnys’ find a new video iPod under the tree, they will already know where to get the porn to put on it.”

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Original Story ID: (914) :: 2005-10-1017-003

Original Keywords: CYBERsitter, podporn, video ipod, software, children, parenting, protect, Brian Milburn, computer security and Internet content managementm Solid Oak Software Inc. Solid Oak Software, Inc.

NEWS SOURCE: Solid Oak Software Inc. | Published: 2005-10-17 13:26:00

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