dimanche 23 mars 2008
MET ART is a website featuring photographs of partially or completely nude women. It has been online since 1999. As of May 2007, it was among the 500 most visited websites according to Alexa Internet.
The MET in MET ART originally stood for “Most Erotic Teens.” The site is focused on solo female softcore content, and does not cover images illustrating penetration, masturbation or other such direct sexual activities. Usually the pictorials are close in nature to the Playboy magazine, although with a wider range of models and styles. Currently, the site is updated three to seven times a day.
MET ART traditionally introduces picture sets with pages that resemble magazine covers. MET does, however, sell archives of selected photo shoots and movies on DVD.
MET ART was one of the first Internet site to propose High Resolution video clips of erotic nature.Clips are up to HDV resolution (1280×720). Since then, however, a few erotic websites like 18CloseUp or Teenhdv are proposing Full HD resolution clips.
Under a deal finalized in early January 2008, quote: WebQuest Inc. will manage the websites and webmaster affiliate program of HLP General Partners Inc., aka Met Art. WebQuest will work to enhance Met Art’s current websites, implement a full-featured affiliate program and build a portfolio of new cutting-edge sites and content offerings.
Met-Art is owned by HLP General Partner Inc, of Santa Monica, California, a Texas corporation that is the sole general partner of Hydentra, LP, a Delaware limited partnership. Texas corporation records show that the Officer of HLP General Partner is Maurizio Maranghi of Woodlands, TX. As the company is a partnership it can be assumed there are other owners apart from Maranghi. An Italian website has the teen-beauty.com website being owned by Maranghi, and lists an address in Milan, Italy. Hydentra LP operates it’s Met-Art business in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
In 2003/2004, Maurizio Maranghi was one of the Major Donors to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California.