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Adult film industry launches anti-piracy campaign

May 5, 2010 |  4:55 pm

Would you steal from Ron Jeremy? That's the question LAist poses in its blog post "Your Arousal Doesn't Come for Free."

Blogger Zach Behrens reports that the Free Speech Coalition, the adult industry's advocacy group, has launched a new campaign and a series of all-star public service announcements urging people to pay for their porn -- and not download it for free.

The videos feature Jeremy, Alektra Blue, Kaylani Lei and a host of other adult film stars. "We work hard to entertain you and arouse you," says one performer. "So please show your support by buying our products."

Beachfront property in Malibu: It's no surprise that a beachfront house in Malibu will take a huge bite out of the bank account, but PropertyShark (via Curbed LA) does the math. Curbed LA writes:

They found that beachfront houses had a median sale price 51% above other houses south of the PCH and 122% above those across the highway. Price per square foot on the beach was $1,719, 79% higher than below-PCH's number and 204% higher than above-PCH's. 

The median price for an oceanfront home was $3.198 million in 2009, compared with $2.12 million for a house on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway but not right on the beach.

A sea lion pup. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times Either way, we've decided it's a good way for L.A.'s newest multimillionaires to spend their money. In case you missed it, some lucky KNBC employee and spouse hit the MegaMillions $266-million jackpot. The station tweeted that the employee plans to show up to work Thursday, though we suggest spending the day house-hunting in Malibu.

More wayward sea lions: A couple of weeks ago, a sea lion pup turned up on a Newport Beach roof. This morning, a baby sea lion in San Diego's Ocean Beach neighborhood hid out under a police cruiser for hours, until a SeaWorld animal rescue worker arrived and plucked him out by the tail.

-- Kimi Yoshino

Kimi Yoshino is a Times assistant city editor. Have a suggestion for Linking L.A.? Send to: newstips@latimes.com

Photo: A sea lion pup. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times