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MindGeek (formerly Manwin) is a privately held Canadian company that focuses primarily on Internet pornography.wikipedia
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MindGeek (formerly Manwin) is a privately held Canadian company that focuses primarily on Internet pornography.
, a single company, MindGeek, owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film producers Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others – although it does not own the websites xHamster and XVideos.

Pornhub

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MindGeek owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film production companies Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, WhyNotBi.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others.
In March 2010, the company was bought by Manwin (now known as MindGeek), which owns numerous other pornographic websites.

Feras Antoon

Thylmann later sold his stake in Manwin, after coming under tax evasion charges, to the senior management of the company in Montreal composed of Feras Antoon and David Marmorstein, who later changed the company's name to MindGeek.
Feras Antoon is a Canadian businessman, and the co-owner and CEO of MindGeek, the world's largest pornography company, which runs sites including YouPorn and Pornhub.

Sean Cody

MindGeek owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film production companies Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, WhyNotBi.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others.
Sean Cody was run by the company Cody Media Inc from 2003 until 2015 where it was sold to porn conglomerate MindGeek (who owns other competitor studios such as Men.com).

Men.com

MindGeek owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film production companies Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, WhyNotBi.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others. MindGeek owns the pornographic movie studios Babes.com, Brazzers, Digital Playground, Reality Kings, Twistys, and Men.com, they manage the websites of Wicked Pictures, and Really Useful Ltd., and they established 3DXSTAR in partnership with Funky Monkey Productions.
It is owned by MindGeek.

YouPorn

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MindGeek owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film production companies Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, WhyNotBi.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others. In April 2011, Manwin raised US$362 million dollars in financing from Colbeck Capital, which Thylmann used to buy other pornographic companies such as Playboy TV, Digital Playground, Twistys, YouPorn, Redtube, and Gaytube among others.
In 2011, YouPorn was purchased by the adult-entertainment and IT company Manwin, owners of other popular pornographic websites such as Pornhub and SpankWire based in Luxembourg.

Fabian Thylmann

MindGeek has its origins in Mansef and Interhub (owners of Brazzers and Pornhub) founded in 2004 and 2007 respectively by Stephane Manos, Ouissam Youssef and Matt Keezer in Montreal, which internet entrepreneur Fabian Thylmann bought in 2010 changing their name to Manwin, going on an acquisition spree thereafter with financing from Colbeck Capital to buy out many other popular pornographic websites.
Fabian Thylmann (born 5 June 1978) is a German businessman who was founder and managing partner of the Internet pornography conglomerate Manwin (now MindGeek).

Playboy TV

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In April 2011, Manwin raised US$362 million dollars in financing from Colbeck Capital, which Thylmann used to buy other pornographic companies such as Playboy TV, Digital Playground, Twistys, YouPorn, Redtube, and Gaytube among others.
Playboy TV (originally The Playboy Channel) is an American, adults-only premium television network that is owned by MindGeek under license from Playboy Enterprises.

MyDirtyHobby

Between 2006 and 2010, Thylmann bought three more websites: MyDirtyHobby, Webcams, and Xtube.
mydirtyhobby.com is a website owned by MindGeek focused on amateur pornography providing videos, photos and Webcam shows.

WhyNotBi.com

MindGeek owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film production companies Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, WhyNotBi.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others.
It is owned by MindGeek.

Pornography

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MindGeek owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film production companies Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, WhyNotBi.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others.
Through the 2010s, many pornographic production companies and top pornographic websites – such as PornHub, RedTube and YouPorn – were acquired by MindGeek, which has been described as "a monopoly".

Digital Playground

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MindGeek owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film production companies Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, WhyNotBi.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others. In April 2011, Manwin raised US$362 million dollars in financing from Colbeck Capital, which Thylmann used to buy other pornographic companies such as Playboy TV, Digital Playground, Twistys, YouPorn, Redtube, and Gaytube among others. MindGeek owns the pornographic movie studios Babes.com, Brazzers, Digital Playground, Reality Kings, Twistys, and Men.com, they manage the websites of Wicked Pictures, and Really Useful Ltd., and they established 3DXSTAR in partnership with Funky Monkey Productions.
The studio was acquired by Manwin in March 2012.

Twistys.com

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In April 2011, Manwin raised US$362 million dollars in financing from Colbeck Capital, which Thylmann used to buy other pornographic companies such as Playboy TV, Digital Playground, Twistys, YouPorn, Redtube, and Gaytube among others. MindGeek owns the pornographic movie studios Babes.com, Brazzers, Digital Playground, Reality Kings, Twistys, and Men.com, they manage the websites of Wicked Pictures, and Really Useful Ltd., and they established 3DXSTAR in partnership with Funky Monkey Productions.
The Twistys website was acquired by Mindgeek in 2011.

Xtube

Between 2006 and 2010, Thylmann bought three more websites: MyDirtyHobby, Webcams, and Xtube.
Founded in 2006 by Ontario, Canada-based Webnovas Technologies, Xtube is owned by MindGeek, having been acquired between 2006 and 2010 by the then managing partner of MindGeek (then known as Manwin) Fabian Thylmann.

Reality Kings

MindGeek owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film production companies Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, WhyNotBi.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others. MindGeek owns the pornographic movie studios Babes.com, Brazzers, Digital Playground, Reality Kings, Twistys, and Men.com, they manage the websites of Wicked Pictures, and Really Useful Ltd., and they established 3DXSTAR in partnership with Funky Monkey Productions.
A merger notification (with Manwin) was filed with the Austrian Federal Competition Authority in April 2012.

Brazzers

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MindGeek owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film production companies Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, WhyNotBi.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others. MindGeek owns the pornographic movie studios Babes.com, Brazzers, Digital Playground, Reality Kings, Twistys, and Men.com, they manage the websites of Wicked Pictures, and Really Useful Ltd., and they established 3DXSTAR in partnership with Funky Monkey Productions.
In February 2010 a lawsuit was filed by Pink Visual Studio accusing Brazzers' parent company, Manwin, of infringing on copyrighted content by distributing unlicensed video content on its free video-sharing sites.

RedTube

MindGeek owns and operates many popular pornographic websites, including video sharing services Pornhub, RedTube, and YouPorn, as well as adult film production companies Brazzers, Digital Playground, Men.com, WhyNotBi.com, Reality Kings, and Sean Cody, among others. In April 2011, Manwin raised US$362 million dollars in financing from Colbeck Capital, which Thylmann used to buy other pornographic companies such as Playboy TV, Digital Playground, Twistys, YouPorn, Redtube, and Gaytube among others.
MindGeek has since acquired all three sites.

Wicked Pictures

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MindGeek owns the pornographic movie studios Babes.com, Brazzers, Digital Playground, Reality Kings, Twistys, and Men.com, they manage the websites of Wicked Pictures, and Really Useful Ltd., and they established 3DXSTAR in partnership with Funky Monkey Productions.
The studio agreed with Manwin to run its websites in December 2010.

PornMD

The "Pornhub Network" is a network of web 2.0 websites accessible through Mindgeek's PornMD search engine.
PornMD is a search engine for the Pornhub Network, which is the group of Web 2.0 pornographic video sharing websites owned by MindGeek.

Measure B

Assembly Bill 1576
Manwin was the biggest funder of the No on Government Waste Committee, which was supported by a coalition of entertainment companies, local business organizations, community activists, adult entertainment performers and healthcare advocates." The committee ran the No on Measure B campaign. The No on Measure B campaign was supported by the Los Angeles County Federation of Republican Women, Los Angeles County Republican and Libertarian Parties, the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), and the Log Cabin Republicans of Los Angeles.
The No On Government Waste Committee opposed Measure B claiming it would waste tax-payer money and drive the porn industry out of the state.

.xxx

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Manwin Licensing and Digital Playground filed an antitrust lawsuit in California in November 2011, against ICANN and ICM Registry over the introduction of the .xxx TLD.
On 16 November 2011, Manwin International, a dominant pornography company that operates a large number of popular adult websites including YouPorn, filed a request for a second ICANN Independent Review Proceeding.

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The DPA has a working group to create age verification methods that could be used to comply with such laws.
MindGeek, a major operator of porn websites, operates an age verification provider known as AgeID.

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Though legally registered in Luxembourg, it operates mainly from Canada with headquarters in Montreal and additional offices in Dublin, London, Hamburg, Bucharest, Nicosia, Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Dublin

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Though legally registered in Luxembourg, it operates mainly from Canada with headquarters in Montreal and additional offices in Dublin, London, Hamburg, Bucharest, Nicosia, Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles.

London

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Though legally registered in Luxembourg, it operates mainly from Canada with headquarters in Montreal and additional offices in Dublin, London, Hamburg, Bucharest, Nicosia, Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles.