Voyeurweb is a free softcore amateur pornography photo sharing website. Started in August 1997, it has since become a very popular amateur pornographic website. Since July 1999 it is among the 1000 most visited websites worldwide according to Alexa.
Concept[edit | edit source]
Voyeurweb is a photo sharing site designed to allow people to upload pornographic photos onto the site, which are published on daily lists after review. Uploaded pictures are usually available on the site after a few days. The content includes different sections. Awards are given to best voted photo submissions for each section on a monthly base.
VoyeurWeb is softcore, its sister site RedClouds hardcore.
Ownership[edit | edit source]
Voyeurweb.com is currently owned by a shell corporation registered in the jurisdiction of Panama. It has operated under the guise of operating in Germany (true); Panama (false); The Turk and Caicos Islands (false); Toronto, Canada (partially true); and the Amsterdam, Netherlands (partially true). While operating with shell operations may indicate a less than reputable company, these actions have been primarly to avoid legal problems, including the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act. Voyeurweb's internal rules forbid underage and/or underage appearing models. The owners actually live in Munich, Germany; and Tampa, Florida, but residences and offices are moved frequently to avoid legal problems.Template:Fact
The domain name was registered by a company in July 1997. The site is run from leased cage space with Teleglobe in Canada and Europe.
Voyeurweb, Watchcams and similar sites led to other ventures, such as Girls Gone Wild (an unrelated company).
Criticism and praise[edit | edit source]
Voyeurweb has been pioneering user-generated content at a time when the term Web 2.0 was unknown.  The voyeur related photo sections have been under heavy criticism  until photos displaying invasion of privacy were no longer shown.
While Porn 2.0 websites like Voyeurweb, PornoTube and YouPorn have garnered tremendous popularity and interest since their inception, they are not without their critics. Some concern has been raised about the copyright, privacy and legal ramifications of large quantities of free, user-generated, pornographic content on the internet.
Concerns have also surfaced over the inability to verify the age of the persons depicted in the photos and the possibility of copyrighted photos being uploaded to the site.
References[edit | edit source]
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- Voyeurweb.com - official site