Peter van Aarle Has Died at 42

Very sad news about an internet porn legend, and long time free speech supporter, from RAME:

Peter van Aarle, curator of the Internet Adult Film Database (IAFD) and co-founder of rec.arts.movies erotica (RAME), passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2005, after suffering a heart attack at his home in The Hague, Holland. He was 42. Details of a memorial service are not yet known. Details will be posted at as they become known.

Peter started the IAFD “back in 1981/82 when I started watching porn movies (back then my hometown still had a cinema which showed porn movies, and only porn movies by the way, and that’s where I went).”

The site came on-line in its present incarnation and its present address in 1999, and he explained his goal for the site in an e-mail: “I basically want the IAFD to be the definitive porn movie database on the web. I’ve spent the past 18 years compiling this data, and I want all of the credit :-)

The credit is all his.

The IAFD will continue, in his memory. Volunteers have begun assembling updates. It will take us a little time to ramp up and try to fill the void left by Peter, but we promise to do our best.

Rest in peace.

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