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The storage and sale of pornographic still and moving images on the Internet, usually on the World Wide Web. Internet pornography was the first ecommerce application that was a financial success. Even as early as the 1980s, when the Internet was only populated by a relatively small number of academics, government staff, pornographers, and their customers, there were a number of thriving File Transfer Protocol sites which sold pornographic images. Internet pornography businesses have always been in the forefront in terms of employing new technology such as video streaming and new businesses models; indeed many commentators have ascribed the success of advanced technologies to the demands placed on them by pornographers.

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