18 USC 2257

2257 Statement

18 U.S.C. § 2257 STATEMENT

For the purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 2257, we are not a producer (primary or secondary) of any content found on this website. For § 2257 records for any content found on this website, please direct your request to the producer, site or user which produced or uploaded the content.

Our website allows for third parties to upload their own content, but we do not create the content ourselves. So while we strive for accurate compliance, we may not be 100% accurate. Any content that we are notified of as being inappropriate, illegal, unlawful, harassing, offensive or otherwise objectionable may be removed by us, therefore we ask users to flag any such content by e-mailing us or clicking the appropriate link on the content’s webpage.

We undertake the following procedures in order to ensure compliance with § 2257: (1) we require that all users, both those only accessing the website and those embedding content, to be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in their jurisdiction (if higher); and (2) we require that all users embedding original  content onto the website to represent and warrant that they have complied with § 2257, including by ensuring that all persons appearing in the content are over the age of 18, that they have consented to the use of their likeness and that the user uploading the work is keeping records in compliance with § 2257.

In connection with any content on this website for which the website operator is deemed to be the producer (primary or secondary) pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2257 and 28 CFR § 75, such depictions are exempt from the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 2257 and 28 CFR § 75 because, inter alia, they do not portray actual sexually explicit content.

What is 18 USC 2257? Understanding the Record-Keeping Requirements for Adult Content ProducersMeta Description: If you produce or distribute adult content, it’s essential to understand 18 USC 2257. Learn about the record-keeping requirements and how to comply with this federal law.

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If you’re a producer or distributor of adult content, you’ve likely heard of 18 USC 2257. This federal law sets forth record-keeping requirements for those who create and distribute sexually explicit materials. Understanding 18 USC 2257 is critical to ensure compliance and avoid legal trouble.

What is 18 USC 2257?
18 USC 2257, also known as the “2257 regulations,” is a federal law that requires producers of sexually explicit content to maintain records verifying the age and identity of performers. The law applies to any person or company that produces, distributes, or sells adult content in the United States.

The purpose of the law is to prevent the distribution of child pornography and to ensure that all performers are at least 18 years old. Failure to comply with 18 USC 2257 can result in serious legal consequences, including fines and imprisonment.

What are the record-keeping requirements?
Under 18 USC 2257, adult content producers must keep records that include:
– A copy of a government-issued photo ID for each performer, showing their date of birth
– A written certification that each performer was at least 18 years old at the time of the production
– A copy of the content in which each performer appears

These records must be maintained for every performer and every production for which they were involved. They must be kept on file at the production location or a nearby location for at least five years after the production date.

How to comply with 18 USC 2257?
Complying with 18 USC 2257 can be a complex and time-consuming process, but it’s essential for anyone involved in the production or distribution of adult content. Here are some steps you can take to ensure compliance:
– Keep detailed records for each performer and production, including government-issued photo IDs, written certifications, and copies of content.
– Ensure that all performers are at least 18 years old and have proper documentation to verify their age.
– Store records securely and keep them up-to-date.
– Work with an attorney who specializes in adult entertainment law to ensure that your practices are compliant with 18 USC 2257 and other relevant laws.

In conclusion, 18 USC 2257 is a federal law that sets forth record-keeping requirements for adult content producers. Compliance with this law is essential to avoid legal trouble and ensure the safety of performers. By understanding the record-keeping requirements and taking steps to comply, producers and distributors of adult content can protect themselves and their businesses.