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Re: Some not so happy news of Freedom Porn

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Fellow smuttaniers,

This is Volodya. I am the administrator of Freedom Porn. And i want to apologise in advance for bringing you some rather unfortunate news.

Less than a week ago the e‐mail describing the situation with out media download server has gone out to all of you. At that time the new hosting for that server was found. Basically it was the same hosting company, where the main site resides. The company is NearlyFreeSpeech.Net, and itʼs quite good when it comes to the issues of free speech (as the name suggests), and they are also quite reliable. They are, however, a commercial enterprise, so i have looked at the situation, and concluded that i would be just able to finance that server by myself.

Today, however, we have received such a spike in the traffic, that the funds for the last few days of December were all used up together with about half of those that were put away for January. It was only by the stroke of luck, and it was noticed and the entire site did not have to be shut down for the lack of funds.

You do not need to worry. In all likelihood this was not any sort of attack, just the spike in popularity of some videos. But i really cannot afford to finance such spikes at this moment.

It doesnʼt mean that we need to abandon the hope to have videos online again. Most likely we will just go back to doing what was done back in 2008. LibSyn is a very good podcasting provider, and they have proven through action to stand by their usersʼ freedoms when it counts; they also have no problem with hosting sexually explicit and sex educational content. But their hosting model will mean that itʼll take some time to move all the stuff to their servers, and we will need to limit the size of the files once again.

This is not a perfect solution, but it is significantly better than allowing the whole project to run out of funds by tomorrow morning. And i still donʼt want to go around asking for money to manage Freedom Porn (having said that, if you do want to contribute financially, itʼs great).

Of course, if you know of anybody who can offer us the server space, please ask them to get in touch, because it would really mean a lot.

Sorry for not bringing you better news, but keep in mind, and photos, paintings, stories, and poems are all unaffected, and they constitute significantly more content on Freedom Porn than videos. So have the happy holidays and enjoy Freedom Porn!