I was out of town in Gulf Shores, AL working on a documentary so I was away for a few days but I got one particular response I wanted to use, it is from Rodney Moore. I have known Rodney for many years and I know him to be a good guy. I know that the lesser sites have run this already but one has no opinion and Green gene has no clue. Rodney works very hard to keep his content from being stolen.
Personally I am 100% in agreement with Rodney, AVN made a big mistake, they should own it, remedy it and move on.
I emailed Theo at AVN for his comments and will run them in their entirety should he choose to do so.
An Open Letter to AVN:
I am appalled and outraged and I speak for many others that you would have an award for free tube sites, the very sites that have destroyed the industry, the very sites that have decimated the incomes of so many companies, companies that have financially supported your magazine for years. It is a slap in the face to hundreds of industry professionals who have worked hard for years to build profitable web sites, only to see their content stolen and used to rob them of their livelihoods. These tube sites have devalued our product and made adult content worthless in the eyes of the consumer. Now you reward this degradation of the industry with an award? This is beyond reprehensible. My peers and I are disgusted. Please admit that there has been a serious lapse in judgment and remove this award. It renders every other award you will ever hand out meaningless.