Arizona State University Sues Porn Company For Targeting Students As Models


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Phoenix New Times – Sure enough, Arizona State University’s suing a locally based porn website, “Sun Devil Angels,” for a variety of reasons, including trademark infringement. Rumor mill TMZ actually got wind of this lawsuit last week, but the lawsuit itself hasn’t been made public until now, as it was filed in federal court Monday.

ASU owns trademarks for both “Sun Devils” and “Sun Angel,” and the lawsuit contends that the “Sun Devil Angels” logo — the porn website’s logo — is similar to a couple of ASU’s. Additionally, the lawsuit points out some other ways in which “Sun Devil Angels” and the man behind it, convict Raymond Coates, ahem, utilize the University:

    • 81. On information and belief, pornographic content posted on ‹sundevilangels.com› and its related websites was filmed and/or photographed in Arizona.
    • 82. On information and belief, one or more of the models featured on ‹sundevilangels.com› is or has been a student at ASU.
    • 83. The one or more of Defendants intentionally target women on or near ASU’s campus in Tempe to appear as models on the website.
    • 84. In online forum posts dated in 2008 and 2009, Coates stated that the “girls” on SunDevilAngels.com are “hand picked right off the streets at ASU” and that he “will only handpick them from ASU in person.”
    • 85. On an official online forum for Sun Devil Angels, the administrator stated as follows: “I am in Tempe, AZ next to ASU so I have lots [of girls] to choose from.”
    • 86. In another forum string, Coates stated, “I have four more girls i am shooting right now from ASU!!”
    • 87. One description of a video from Sun Devil Angels advertises the following: “We found this amazing girl at ASU who was looking at a part time job near campus.”

The lawsuit also references an online forum in which Coates gets berated for taking pictures in front of a multimillion-dollar house, as he pretended to own it — which isn’t relevant to the lawsuit — but it also contains a conversation about how Coates is setting himself up for a lawsuit with “Sun Devil Angels.”

 

I started off on the side of Arizona State University as I felt they were suing due to naming rights or because the Sun Devils scripture for Sun Devils Angels is quite similar to the Sun Devils scripture used in the ASU logos.  However that quickly turned when I got to reasons 81-87.  The school basically feels like they own all the female students who are registered through them.  That they can sue Raymond Coates for utilizing the university because he used students in his films.  Of course he’s using ASU chicks in his videos.  If you own a porn company and you don’t use the chicks from the nearest university then you’re not a real porn company.  Everyone wants to see college chicks.  I can guarantee you 75% of porn watchers are 18-28.  That’s your main porn consumer.  They’re main category would be college chicks.  I’m no researcher, or scientist; I didn’t run a hypothesis or do studies for a year to come up with this conclusion, I’m just a 25-year old male going off my taste and the taste of every male I know.  We’re not confusing creators by no means.

I’m not quite sure that this argument is going to hold up in the courtroom.  If that were the case then every porn company using chicks who are ‘paying their way through college’ would get sued.  All the good porn would be gone.  We’d be losing shit like College Girls, Dare Dorm, and Casting Couch.  I’m not trying to have that happen.  Too sad a day when universities think they own their students.  If a chick wants to strip for the camera so you can take you Western Civilization class, and I want to watch it, then let nature take its course.  Who is ASU to judge?  You guys have Grade A’s who need money, need and education, and want to bang on camera to acquire both.

Figured out where Baby J’s been hiding all the dime pieces… Arizona.  Tempe12.com is my new site.  I suggest every male go check it out.  Its worth your time.  Believe me.  Just make sure you’re alone and your girl isn’t going to be home within an hour.  Play it with extreme caution on this one.

 

Side Note: The lawsuit can be read here.

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