University of Southern California Hosts ‘The Piracy of Sex’ Panel Featuring Jessica Drake, Nate Glass
29.04.2014 | Los Angeles, California, USA – The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts will host adult entertainment performer and sexual wellness authority Jessica Drake and digital piracy expert Nate Glass as featured speakers. Addressing the interrelated effects of sexual stigma and digital piracy in a panel titled, “The Piracy of Sex,” Drake draws upon her experience as a Wicked Pictures contract performer/director, while Glass expands on his work as the owner of Takedown Piracy.
In their ongoing lecture series, “The Piracy of Sex,” Nate Glass and Jessica Drake explore how the problem of digital piracy is even more prevalent with sexual content. While the autonomy of the Internet helps generate a larger audience, including women, for porn, fetish videos, and live sex shows, it also allows people to hide behind aliases and justify their actions. The stigmas still surrounding sexuality contribute to the rampant pirating, as do performers’ lack of funds and resources. Glass and Drake discuss the effect of piracy on sex workers and adult entertainment producers and how they can fight back and protect their copyrights.
“I’m excited to speak with USC students,” Jessica Drake says. “When I speak on the topic of sex education, I usually focus very heavily on consent. Piracy is a virtual violation of consent, which is why I’m so glad to have someone like Nate helping protect the movies I make, while also touring with me to educate people on the matter.”
Nate Glass adds, “Many people dismiss piracy as a way of life – it’s something the younger generation has grown up with, and it’s ingrained in the way they think. I don’t agree with that. I’m not the same person I was when I was twenty, and I like to think it’s for the better. Our goal is to have an honest and open dialogue with USC students, as well as other college students. From there they can make up their own minds, but at least we helped give them all the facts first.”
USC is the most recent stop in Jessica Drake’s tour of college campuses, speaking on topics relating to the modernization of sex education. In February, Drake was a featured speaker at UCLA, participating on a panel titled, “Porn, Prostitution, and Censorship: The Politics of Empowerment,” where she discussed the power dynamics of sex work and the censorship of the female body.
In addition, Drake visited University of Chicago’s Sex Week to share how her experiences in the adult industry motivated her to differentiate real sex from reel sex. Nate Glass joined Drake for a second seminar at U-Chicago to present “The Piracy of Sex.”
Tech blog BetaBeat.com recently featured “The Piracy of Sex” series by interviewing its presenters. In the interview, Jessica Drake shared her first experience with piracy: “Things changed for me when I saw one of the biggest movies that [I’d made so far], Fallen, [had been pirated]. I found Fallen online on a tube site pretty much right after it was released, and it was such a personal feeling for me all the way back then. I didn’t know a lot of about piracy back then, but it felt like theft, like a violation.”
“Something I tried to hammer home at University of Chicago [is] consent,” stated Glass in the BetaBeat.com interview. “It’s a buzzword for sex positive cultures about making sure in your relationship you have consent, which I’m all for. When somebody takes Jessica’s movie and uploads it to a tube site, that’s a violation of her consent.”
About Jessica Drake:
Karma can mean many things to many people, but for Jessica Drake , it has always meant an abundance of success and concern for others. Her beauty frames a prodigious talent that has earned her some Best Actress awards. An exclusive Wicked Pictures contract performer, writer, and director, as well as a global humanitarian and emerging sexual wellness authority, Jessica’s brilliant career continues to move forward with ambitious adult productions like Brad Armstrong’s “Underworld” and instructional releases for “Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex.” In the popular series, Jessica brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed by some of today’s hottest adult stars. Each volume addresses different aspects of human sexuality explored with a distinct blend of knowledge, experience, and good humor, which is refreshing for the sexual self-help genre. The same demand for her modern sex education DVDs also takes Jessica around the world, presenting seminars and workshops at expos, retail outlets, and colleges, like UCLA, University of Chicago, and University of California – Santa Barbara, where she speaks to curious adults desiring to learn more about sex, romance, and communication. For more information, visit www.jessicadrake.com.
About Takedown Piracy:
Takedown Piracy (TDP) is an anti-piracy service started in April of 2009 by 14-year entertainment industry veteran Nate Glass. TDP offers copyright holders an affordable and highly effective means to fight back against content thieves. For less than the cost of a part-time, minimum wage worker, copyright holders can benefit from Glass’ expertise and passion for protecting copyrighted content from thieves. To date, TDP has removed nearly 30 million content infringements. Leading piracy websites are closely monitored to always provide clients with immediate service and protection. Every month detailed reports are provided to clients with each action taken on their behalf. A price can’t be placed on trust, but with Takedown Piracy, clients can be sure the company has their best interest in mind 100% of the time. For more information, visit www.takedownpiracy.com.