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People Are Using PornHub To Stream 'Hamilton' and 'Zootopia' ( 92

An anonymous reader shares a report: There's more on PornHub than pornography. People are using the streaming-video site -- a sort of YouTube for pornography where users can upload and watch adult videos -- to stream pirated copies of high-profile titles like the Broadway musical Hamilton and Disney's animated movie Zootopia. Where YouTube has been fighting for years to keep pornography off its site, PornHub now finds itself in the position of having to purge its platform of videos that are decidedly safe for work. The full, 75-minute first act of the historical, Tony Award-winning play, Hamilton -- with its original cast, including creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda -- is on PornHub, one Twitter user discovered. As the most sought after ticket in town, the play just set a new high-water mark (paywall) for Broadway after taking in $3.8 million at the box office for the week ending Dec. 24.
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People Are Using PornHub To Stream 'Hamilton' and 'Zootopia'

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  • by sqorbit ( 3387991 ) on Tuesday January 02, 2018 @10:03AM (#55848265)
    "No Mom, I wasn't watching porn, it was Zootopia, I swear!"
  • The mouse will use this to extend copyrights again

    • by mark-t ( 151149 )

      There's no need this time 'round. Disney finally figured out that they can achieve the permanent protection status they want by trademarking the mouse instead.

      This means that in countries where some of their works have already entered public domain, you can copy those works freely, but because the character is still protected by trademark, you cannot freely use the character in any of your own (even derivative) works.

  • To be fair (Score:5, Funny)

    by burtosis ( 1124179 ) on Tuesday January 02, 2018 @10:04AM (#55848269)
    There is quite a bit on porn hub that resembles "Zootopia". Maybe some people were viewing it for traditional purposes.
    • If you are into piracy, scat is not the misicform you should be looking for. Not even on their SFW part. (Yes, that exists. Look at the first few films. CornHub is like ponies on/.)

    • by k6mfw ( 1182893 )
      Has this incident increased awareness of PH or sneaky ways to post pirated movies?
  • But the URL definitely isn't. Pretty my employer would block it. I'm not going to test the theory either.
    • Not sure where you work but I'd expect if a manager burst in on someone with something important, and they were watching cartoons instead of working, they would suddenly find themselves with more time to watch cartoons.
      • by Chrisq ( 894406 )

        Not sure where you work but I'd expect if a manager burst in on someone with something important, and they were watching cartoons instead of working, they would suddenly find themselves with more time to watch cartoons.

        Whereas if he burst in on you watching porn he'd shuffle out again thinking "there but for the grace of God go I".

      • Dunno. There's always lunch break. I used to work with a guy that had movies or other video content on his iPod that he played during the day. It didn't seem to affect his productivity. A long time ago I worked for an outfit where once a week someone would download the latest Dr. Who and they'd show it on the big conference room screen after hours. These days they'd just stream it.

        In the ten years I've been at this company there's been one or two times I've hit a link by mistake that I shouldn't have; site

      • by Anonymous Coward

        Not for my job at the Family Research Council! I have to watch Cartoons to make sure they're not corrupting our youth.

  • by Noryungi ( 70322 ) on Tuesday January 02, 2018 @10:10AM (#55848287) Homepage Journal

    Sorry, just had to post that.

  • Well, let's just say it's NSFW.

  • Well, it looks like they should make an App for the Fire TV to replace YouTube.
  • by DeBaas ( 470886 ) on Tuesday January 02, 2018 @10:30AM (#55848379) Homepage

    "You're streaming our content!!"

    "so how did you notice?"

  • by hyades1 ( 1149581 ) <> on Tuesday January 02, 2018 @10:35AM (#55848409)

    PornHub is really slipping. I did a search for "Mad Max: Furry Road" and all I got was some stupid movie with hardly any nudity.

  • PornHub has made it's money by being very lax about copyright enforcement, especially proactive enforcement when compared to services like YouTube. Is it really any surprise that people are using it to host copyright-infringing material that isn't pornographic?

    I suspect that there will be a lack of will from studios like Disney to tackle the problem, as well. At least whilst they think that not doing so keeps their names more separate from 'PornHub' in online searches, the media etc.

  • by cyn1c77 ( 928549 ) on Tuesday January 02, 2018 @11:02AM (#55848515)

    You just didn't watch long enough...


    Now you know!

    • It's usually polite to stick a giant NSFW tag when linking to a site like that - it's pretty obvious what 'pornhub' means, but 'e621' is meaningless to outsiders.

      For example, NSFW NSFW NSFW []
      Look carefully and you can find me.

      That site was actually made as a test utility for IPFS, an experimental distributed store protocol.

  • If Zootopia is the best they've got, I'll just settle for watching the porn.

  • watched both zootopia and moana there lol

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