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DOJ publishes proposed updated adult record keeping regulations

Jul 13, 2007 DOJ publishes proposed updated adult record keeping regulations

The First Amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights. (From the public domain.)

First Amendment issues repeatedly come up when the government tries to prosecute and regulate child pornography, particularly when those efforts trample on material and activities that are fully protected by the First Amendment.

In any event, soon after our law firm opened, I expanded my law practice to include adult entertainment defense; I was also the founding president of the Free Speech Coalition of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Early on, I learned that one of the biggest questions of adult webmasters and producers of adult films and videos is complying with the 18 U.S.C. § 2257 requirements to keep records showing that all models are over eighteen. In that regard, for the convenience and information of all, here is a link to the federal government’s newly-issued (on July 12, 2007) proposed updated adult recordkeeping regulations.

The deadline for submitting written comments on the proposed regulations is September 10, 2007. I plan to review the proposed regulations and to comment on them soon here. Jon Katz.

ADDENDUM: I updated the link to this adult recordkeeping proposed regulation. The original link connected to the Government Printing Office’s website, which turned out to be unreliable on the morning of July 13, 2007. The new link goes directly to the text that I saved directly to our website.

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