Porn industry confirms 3D is all about anti-piracy and profits -

The dreaded Consumer Electronics Show in Lost Wages, Nevada, offers other incentives to the sleazy, curious or up for a craic - there's also the Adult Entertainment Expo at the Sands convention centre, part of the Venetian, up for the blagging if you can prove you're a real journalist. A hangover should be sufficient.

While 3D technology was talk of the town in and out of the North, South and Central halls, the pornography industry is facing an up-hill battle against piracy. We've heard from reliable sources that a humongous drive for pushing the bespectacled tech is to combat piracy. At the moment, with 3D TV outside of most homes, it's tough to rip off and the bigwigs who think they're protecting their intellectual property like it for exactly that reason. Oh, and they can charge more for it.

How is the adult entertainment industry reacting to 3D? It can be argued that pornography is both an early adopter of new technologies as well as a trendsetter, and indeed 3D movies and games are being developed in this industry as well. 

Talking to the "talent" who did not want to be named outside the beer booth at AVN, we can confirm that the adult industry wants to move to 3D for similar reasons. It's hard to pirate. But is the industry worried? "Yeah, they'll find a way to pirate it." 

And what does the talent think of 3D in general? "I just bought a 3D TV myself last week but I haven't got around to watching it yet." Why is that? Like any flash in the pan trumped up by an excited industry which thinks something's the answer to an underlying problem: "I don't know. Because it's cool."