> Clamping down on Internet porn is about 20 years too late.
How old are you?
It's been around for a lot longer than 20years and certainly pre-dates what you'd recognise as the Internet these days.
I remember reading an interesting article, in the Torygraph I think, about 20 years ago talking about how every major step in communication technology seems to have been driven by "porn"
Some of the earliest know statues are of naked women or gentleman sausages
Painting nudes drove the improvement of realistic paintings
As soon as the printing press was invented they printed dirty books
As soon as they worked out how to cheaply print pictures, they printed dirty pictures.
No sooner had photography been invented, then they were taking porn pictures.
the list goes on, 8mm projectors, Polaroid cameras, VHS ...
A) sex sells (and before any comments about "Men" how many women bought Kindle's to read 50 shades)
B) like with illegal drugs, porn consumers will buy even when the quality is shit and the service is difficult or dangerous to use. So porn consumers acted as the bleeding edge of Internet as a business. just like they did for printing, video players etc....