Web porn for peace (and other good causes)

(Credit: Come4.org )

What if every time someone watched online porn, God didn’t kill a kitten but instead donated money to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals?

That’s more or less the idea behind Come4.org (though the co-founders’ concerns range far beyond just kittens). Come4 is a would-be free, nonprofit, crowd-sourced porn site that’s trying to get off the ground with the help of Kickstarter-like funding setup Ulule. Come4 would link porn videos to specific social causes, channeling money to a cause whenever someone watched a clip.

“We are aware that around the world, many people suffer because they lack the resources necessary for food, water, medicine, and housing. At the same time, we have noted the exponential growth of online pornography,” co-founders Marco Annoni and Riccardo Zilli say in their amusing (and OK for work) pitch video (embedded below). “Hence, we devised Come4, our way to rethink pornography with ethics and to launch a new sexual revolution in the Internet era.”

The way it would work, according to Annoni and Zilli, is that users would set up an account and could then watch and/or post videos, each of which would be associated with a social cause chosen by the uploader from a selection on the site. A pot of money would come from professional porn purveyors, who … [Read more]

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