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U.S. Marshals Raid NYC Gay Porn Shop for Real-Life BitTorrenting

It’s not just gay bars getting raided — gay book and video stores are being targeted by authorities too. But it’s not because some illicit activity is taking place in the booths in the back, but because they’re allegedly making duplicates of porn DVDs that infringe on their creators copyright. Which is why B&B Bookstore, on Christopher Street in New York City, shook hands with federal marshals last week in raid that came after Pitbull Productions, makers of such fun products as Breed It Raw (Volumes 1 through 4) and Booty Juice Whores, are suing on intellectual property grounds. The studio Flava Works, meanwhile, is going after a pair of websites selling pirated porn.

All of which should actually be reassuring to porn studios relying on DVD sales, because wasn’t Xtube supposed to take all their market share?

[Gay Porn Times, NSFW]