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The Louvre is suing Pornhub over its erotic artworks museum guide

The adult platform launched its Classic Nudes interactive tour earlier this month

The Louvre in Paris is suing Pornhub over its Classic Nudes interactive museum tour that recreates iconic artworks with an adult twist. 

Launched earlier this month, the project aims to encourage users to visit museums like The Louvre (France), The MET (New York), The Prado (Spain), The Uffizi Gallery (Italy), and The National Gallery (UK).

“There’s a treasure trove of erotic art around the world – depicting nudes, orgies, and more – that’s not available on Pornhub. These pre-Internet art pieces are currently sitting in museums, which we are now finally able to start visiting again as Covid restrictions are starting to lift,” said Pornhub brand ambassador Asa Akira. 

“So as people start to head back to The Louvre or The MET, they can simply open Classic Nudes, and I’ll be their guide. Time to ditch those boring self-tour recordings and enjoy every single brushstroke of these erotic masterpieces with me.”

The Louvre is one of two museums included in the Classic Nudes interactive tour of historic artworks that is suing against Pornhub. “Pornhub has heard from our lawyers. We expect the works to be removed at once,” said a spokesperson for the Louvre.

“No one has granted authorisations for the operation or use of the art,” said a spokesperson for the Uffizi in Florence. “In Italy, the cultural heritage code provides that in order to use images of a museum, compressed works for commercial purposes, it is necessary to have the permission, which regulates the methods and sets the relative fee to be paid. All this obviously if the museum grants the authorisation which, for example, would hardly have been issued in this case.”

Back in May, Pornhub used artificial intelligence to remaster century-old porn videos, from the first ever kiss captured on film, to kinky 1920s cosplay.

Find out more about Classic Nudes below.