These BBSes could charge users for access, leading to the first commercial online pornography.A 1995 article written in The Georgetown Law Journal titled "Marketing Pornography on the Information Superhighway: A Survey of 917,410 Images, Description, Short Stories and Animations Downloaded 8.5 Million Times by Consumers in Over 2000 Cities in Forty Countries, Provinces and Territories" by Martin Rimm, a Carnegie Mellon University graduate student, claimed that (as of 1994) 83.5% of the images on Usenet newsgroups where images were stored were pornographic in nature.Pornographic images had been transmitted over the Internet as ASCII porn but to send images over network needed computers with graphics capability and also higher network bandwidth.This was possible in the late '80s and early '90s through the use of anonymous FTP servers and through the Gopher protocol.
One of the early Gopher/FTP sites was at tudelft and was called the Digital Archive on the 17th Floor (List of websites founded before 1995).
The history of pornography in Hungary mainly dates from the period after the fall of communism in 1989.
The production and distribution of pornography was illegal under their Socialist system, but the laws were liberalised with the fall of the Hungarian People's Republic.
Permissive government policies soon propelled the country to the forefront of the European pornography industry.
Several foreign directors were attracted to the country's liberal legislation.