Most sports fans know Mark Cuban as the zany owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Cuban may soon add baseball’s Chicago Cubs to his portfolio.
Cuban made his billions as an internet entrepreneur. Since Cuban has views on EVERYTHING it’s no surprise that he has thoughts about the direction that the internet is taking. For instance, Cuban thinks there’s not enough nudity on the internet. Seriously.
In an interview with Silicon Alley Insider Cuban says,
Its possible to find PG 13 type videos,but its really difficult to find R rated videos. Sure there are Playboy or Mr SKin type sites that will titillate us, and there are the sites where college kids go wild, but thats not what Im referring to. Where are the internet videos that cover grown up subject matters, where nudity “that contributes to the subject matter” isn’t considered gratuitous or pornographic ?
You cant post that kind of material on Youtube , Myspace, Yahoo or AOL Video. So where will user generated content geared towards a more “mature” audience go ? Dailymotion ? Or does internet hosted video never get past PG – 13 ? Has internet hosted video evolved into the most censored medium of our generation ? If you really want to go beyond PG 13, do you have to host it yourself on your own website ?
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