If you want to understand the impact of Max’s indictment and what it means to the rest of the adult internet, you’d profit by thinking of the likely answers to these questions:
1. Why Max Hardcore?
2. Why Tampa (rather than Mississippi, Alabama, rural Georgia, or the Western District of Pennsylvania)?
3. Why now?
This thread contains an above-average amount of misinformation about this situation and the history of Max’s dealings with the law. Dangerously misleading misinformation.
Some have said about Max that he served as a tripwire to protect the less aggressive content produced by others. That tripwire has now been crossed by the USDOJ.