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Posted: 23 Jun 05, 22:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Naked Censorship?
Seth Lubove, 06.23.05, 10:00 AM ET

NEW YORK - Is your Internet browser a little less polluted with porn today? Are you seeing fewer banner ads promoting hard-core sex? If so, thank U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Largely unnoticed in the mainstream world, his new porn record-keeping regulations went into effect today, causing fits of apoplexy among much of the porn world.

"The adult industry prepares for a legal battle that may determine whether it can survive against the onslaughts of the Bush Administration's anti-adult agenda," intones a recent story in AVN, the preeminent industry trade publication, amid ads for something called Naughty America and Hotmovies.com.

"This is an attack, we are back to the dark ages of witch hunts and instead of burning innocent people at the stake they are putting them in jail and ripping apart their businesses and families," wails the Web site of Lisa S. Lawless, whose company specializes in videos featuring female orgasms. Casualties so far, if anyone will miss them, include the aptly named Bound & Gagged, which describes itself as "The world's greatest male bondage magazine." At least it was: Its Web site shut down on Wednesday.

The new rules, which are updates to regulations that date back to 1992, require porn promoters and distributors to maintain records proving their models and actors are over the age of 18, instead of signed forms and other loose documentation. In an announcement last month, Gonzales said the new rules "are crucial to preventing children from being exploited by the production of pornography." Although seemingly innocuous and for a good cause, the rules have suddenly forced the freewheeling trade to either find and organize legal documents for every performer engaging in sex, remove the pictures, or face jail time of up to five years for the first offense and up to ten years for additional offenses.

Easier said than done. The only acceptable identification is government-issued "picture identification" cards or documents, copies of which must be available on demand from the feds, according to a guidebook circulated among big porn clients by Paul Cambria Jr., one of the trade's top lawyers. Oh, that includes any photos or movies shot within the past ten years. Good luck tracking down all those once-naked people, many of whom are foreigners or use bogus names.

And the industry only had 30 days to get the records together from the time the regulations were announced.

The new regulations "will likely drive law-abiding adult businesses out of the industry not because they ignored the minimum-age requirements, but because they simply cannot afford to maintain the extensive records required under the new rules," Cambria tells his clients.

While compiling such records is hard enough for the actual producers of porn, they constitute the minority of much of what is distributed over the Internet. Most Internet porn sites are run by small-time independents who agree to distribute porn made by photographers and film producers, in exchange for a cut of as much as $70 for every purchase directed back to the originating sites. These so-called "secondary producers" now must also keep age documents for every performer, a near-impossible task that is being hotly disputed by the industry.

The Free Speech Coalition, a front group for the porn trade, filed a motion for a temporary restraining order on Monday in Denver federal court, in which it argued that the extension of the rules to the secondary producers contradicts a 1998 federal court ruling (in the same court district) that porn distributors can't be held responsible for porn produced by someone else. A hearing scheduled for today was canceled pending a resolution of a complaint filed in the same case. In the meantime, the plaintiffs in the case

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Posted: 23 Jun 05, 23:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hurrah for Bush and his cro...er, I mean his team! They actually did something good for a change!

(and NO, I'm not being sarcastic!)

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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 01:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really

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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 01:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu-Liger<h6>-a.k.a. Richard Guilbault- wrote:

Hurrah for Bush and his cro...er, I mean his team! They actually did something good for a change!

(and NO, I'm not being sarcastic!)


Because nothing is better than butting into the personal lives of adults.

No matter, these rules won't hold up under a court challenge.

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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 03:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am happy I don't live in the US...


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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my porn sites where just fine

*wipes brow*


i got a way with the boys on my block.. :-)

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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iron eagle wrote:

my porn sites where just fine

*wipes brow*


You run your own porn sites?

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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 18:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

iron eagle wrote:

my porn sites where just fine

*wipes brow*


You run your own porn sites?


*lol*

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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul does an X-rated version of The Sexy on his own porn site?

I feel cheated - He only does a PG-13 version of the Sexy at the Breakthru conventions.


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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 18:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I flew 4,000 miles to see it and he waited until I left the room. I still think I deserved a refund on my registration fee.


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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

your refund is denied....

you'll just have to come back and demand to see it...

you folks on that side of the pond have a tendancy to whine ya know *LOL* perhaps you can entice your silent partner into returning too




as far as the rest.... i will keep you guessing *LOL*


i got a way with the boys on my block.. :-)

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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I could insist on a private showing in Hotlanta LOL


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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bob The Shrek wrote:

I could insist on a private showing in Hotlanta LOL


*WIDE EYES* - YIKES. KINKY.

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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 22:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you mother got out there and did the sexxy too *LMAO* (ok ok ok dont tell her i said that ok..*giggle*)

private showings require maltersers!!!!!!!!


i got a way with the boys on my block.. :-)

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Posted: 24 Jun 05, 23:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iron eagle wrote:


private showings require maltersers!!!!!!!!


What do you do with them Paul?!!

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Posted: 25 Jun 05, 09:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

iron eagle wrote:


private showings require maltersers!!!!!!!!


What do you do with them Paul?!!


Oh my...:-o

Here's Paul's website, btw:
www.nekidsexxxy.com

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Posted: 25 Jun 05, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dang son.... i eat them *LOL*

what do you think i do with them??? *wink*


i got a way with the boys on my block.. :-)