Brazzers

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Brazzers
Type Private
Industry Pornography
Founded 2005
Founder(s) Ouissam Youssef, Stephane Manos and Matt Keezer
Headquarters Montreal, Canada
Area served Worldwide
Key people Ouissam Youssef, Stephane Manos and Matt Keezer
Products Pornographic films
Owner(s) MindGeek
Website www.brazzers.com

Brazzers is a pornographic production company in North America. The Brazzers online network consists of thirty-one hardcore pornography websites.

The Brazzers brand was launched in early 2005 by Ouissam Youssef, and Stephane Manos, friends at Concordia University, and Matt Keezer.[1] While their sites are managed from Montreal, Canada, most of their scenes and photographs are shot in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami.

Brazzers.com is frequently ranked as one of the 500 most-viewed sites on the Internet.[2]

Recent history[edit]

Brazzers was featured on an episode of MTV's True Life.[3] The MTV crew followed porn actress Jayden Jaymes at the 2009 AVN, capturing her meeting and greeting fans while at the Brazzers booth.

The company was acquired by Manwin in March 2010.[4]

Criticisms[edit]

Brazzers came under industry criticism for associating with streaming media sites like Pornhub. In response, in 2009, Brazzers initiated an anti-piracy campaign.[5]

In 2008, after being fired by Brazzers, producer Bobby Manila charged Brazzers with a lawsuit for fraud and violating the terms of contract. The lawsuit was eventually settled out of court.[6]

In February 2010, a lawsuit was filed by Pink Visual Studios accusing Brazzers' network parent company of infringing on copyrighted content by distributing unlicensed video content on their highly trafficked free video sharing sites. Brazzers' network has been accused of benefiting from unlicensed content by indirectly benefiting from traffic from sharing sites, but this is the first time a well-known studio has officially sued them. A class action lawsuit is also being considered by other studios.[7]

Awards[edit]

  • 2009 AVN Awards – Best Adult Website[8]
  • 2009 AVN Awards – Best New Video Production Company
  • 2009 AVN Awards – Best Big Bust Release, Big Tits at School
  • 2009 XBIZ Award – Affiliate Program of the Year[9]
  • 2010 AVN Awards – Best Big Bust Series, Big Tits at School[10]
  • 2011 AVN Awards – Best Membership Site Network[11]
  • 2011 AVN Awards – Best Big Bust Series, Big Tits at School[11]
  • 2011 AVN Awards – Best Vignette Release, Pornstar Punishment[12]
  • 2012 AVN Awards – Best Big Bust Series[13]
  • 2012 AVN Awards – Best Membership Website[13]
  • 2013 XBIZ Award Nominee – "Vignette Release of the Year" for Big Tits in Sports Vol 9 and Day With a Pornstar; additional nominations include "Vignette Series of the Year" for Big Tits in Sports and MILFs Like it Big, and "All-Girl Series of the Year" for Hot and Mean[14]
  • 2014 XBIZ Award – Studio Site of the Year(Brazzers.com)[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Explosion of Free Porn Online – New York Magazine". New York Magazine Magazine. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Statistics Summary for brazzers.com". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Jayden Jaymes will be featured on MTV’s ‘True Life’ in April". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  4. ^ Pardon, Rhett (2010-07-15). "Brazzers, Mofos, Tube Sites Acquired by Manwin". XBIZ Newswire. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  5. ^ "Webmasters Seek Solutions in Tube Site Wars". XBIZ. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Manila vs. Brazzers.com Settles Out of Court". XBIZ. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  7. ^ "Adult studio tackles 'tube sites'". AfterDawn.com. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  8. ^ "2009 winners". AVN Award. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  9. ^ "2009 XBIZ Award winners". XBIZ. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  10. ^ "2010 AVN Award winners". AVN Award. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  11. ^ a b "2011 AVN Award winners". AVN Award. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  12. ^ "2011 Award winners". AVN Award. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  13. ^ a b "2012 Award winners". AVN Award. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  14. ^ XBIZ Nominees 2013, XBIZ, January, 2013
  15. ^ Dan Miller (2014-01-24). "2014 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". XBIZ. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 

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