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Old 24th August, 2005, 11:44 PM
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One claim which has been made is that the failure of Betamax was driven by the porn industry's preference for "cheap convenient VHS". Whilst claims that this was because Sony disallowed the sex industry from licensing the format are unlikely since the licenses applied to the production of equipment, the sex industry's reluctance to use Betamax may have been due to the short, one-hour time limit on the original Betamax tapes.
The pr0n industry's bread and butter now is the cheap production costs of DVDs.

If sony makes it difficult for them again, or makes their product too expensive to produce, or too expensive for Merv the Perv to watch, they could go the same way.
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