Definitionarticle by Matt Rosoff, Sex on the Web , a CNET special report dated September 1999:
2. ' But thanks to societal disapproval and fear of legal prosecution, the porn industry on the Internet remains largely underground. Most mainstream analysts don't comment on it, and accurate statistics are extremely hard to come by (for instance, estimates range from 20,000 to 7 million active X-rated sites on the Net).'
3. ' In 1998, pornography made up 11 percent of the $9 billion consumer e-commerce pie. In 1999, porn will make up 8 percent of the total $18 billion in consumer e-commerce. (Estimates from Forrester Research.) '