The Piracy of Sex: A Conversation with jessica drake and Nate Glass
April 30, 2014, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The USC School of Cinematic Arts, Wicked Pictures, and Takedown Piracy, invite you and a guest to attend a special discussion
The Piracy of Sex
A conversation with jessica drake and Nate Glass, hosted by David Lerner, PhD
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
About the Event
The growing trend of digital piracy - from music to movies to books - leads many to accept it as a way of life and the norm for releasing content online. The same people who would never steal lipstick from the pharmacy disregard their ethics and attempt to rationalize illegally downloading a song. The problem 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. Mainstream corporations like Microsoft, NBC/Universal, and Sony have billions of dollars and teams of lawyers on their side to protect their content, but what do sex workers and adult entertainment producers have? Anti-piracy expert Nate Glass and adult performer/director/producer and sex educator jessica drake discuss the effect of piracy and how independent content producers can fight back and protect their copyrights.
About the Guests
JESSICA DRAKE, Wicked Pictures contract performer/director/producer
Karma can mean many things to many people, but for jessica drake, it has always meant each manifestation of abundances if paid forward with compassion for others. Her beauty frames a prodigious talent that has helped her earn AVN’s coveted Best Actress award three times, but it is her time devoted to working alongside, healing, and educating those less fortunate, for which jessica is most proud.
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 Guide to Wicked Sex, 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.
"In my time with Wicked Pictures, I've seen a shift in our core demographic," states drake. "We've always made quality adult entertainment with women and couples in mind, but in the past few years, more people have been seeking out realistic sexual information they can use to explore their erotic potential. I'm really honored to be in a position to help others enrich their sex lives through my work as an adult performer and educator."
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 University of Chicago, UCLA, University of California - Santa Barbara, and Chapman University, where she speaks to curious adults desiring to learn more about sex, romance, and communication. For more information, visit www.Twitter.com/thejessicadrake.
Learn more about Wicked Pictures at http://www.wickedpictures.com
NATE GLASS, Founder and COO of Takedown Piracy (TDP)
Nate Glass is the Founder and COO of Takedown Piracy (TDP), a leading anti-piracy service born to demand in April of 2009. While writing for a small entertainment paper, Glass witnessed the harm piracy inflicted on the entertainment industry. When a film producer wrote Glass and questioned whether anyone could actually make a difference against piracy, Glass became motivated to take a stand against piracy through actions over words. As profiled on popular sites CNBC.com, Huffington Post, DailyDot.com, and more, Glass and TDP offer copyright holders an affordable and highly effective means to fight back against content thieves. Listed by Google as one of the top 5 reporters of digital violations in the world, and with over 22 million infringements removed, Nate is both passionate and professional about his quest protecting copyrighted content from pirates. Glass also writes several columns for media outlets where he sheds light on the world of piracy and its impact.
About the Moderator
DAVE LERNER, PhD, Adjunct Faculty at USC, Chapman, LMU, and Cal State Fullerton
David Lerner received his MA and PhD from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. His dissertation, “A Taste for Trash: The Persistence of Exploitation in American Cinema, 1960-1975,” explores key aesthetic, economic, and legal developments in the post-war American film industry filtered through the lens of exploitation film practices. His areas of scholarly interest include independent cinema, criticism and the construction of taste, representations of sexuality, and media industry studies. He has published work on nostalgia for the grindhouse in the collection Cinema Inferno, and an urban analysis of HBO’s The Wire in Quarterly Review of Film and Video. He currently teaches film and television courses at University of Southern California, Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University, and CSU – Fullerton.
Check-In & Reservations
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
All SCA events are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in Lot M at 34th & Watt Way, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.
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