Sunday, June 29, 2008

Enough, the law is the law.

This is what needs to be stopped.

Call to action, please redistribute widely.

The Stop Porn Culture Slide Show Training Program includes a script, tips for conducting the session; it also includes the power Point Visual presentation, which contains pornographic material. They are saying that this slide show falls under the preview of Fair Use.

However, as it can now be watched, downloaded, viewed, reproduced, and yes, even sold. the creators of Stop Porn Culture, or anyone and everyone else who wishes to showcase, distribute, or otherwise use the material in the slide show is in violation of Federal Law 2257.

Never mind that not a one of the performers featured in this “educational tool” were asked their opinions, or for their consent, nor were the companies that originally produced the images…but now see, there are questions of a Federal Law which applies to Pornographers, and as these people have essentially made themselves such, the law also applies to them.

Any person exhibiting pornography, even if it is free, is beholden to 2257, this includes SPC, and those who run this seminar. You will note, at the end of the presentation, there is a claim of copywrite over images already subject to copywrite, and used without permission.

You will also note, their attempts to keep this material out of the hands of minors are scant at best.

I encourage everyone to write a letter of protest the organizers of the SPC Training Program, inform anyone and everyone you know who is pondering doing one of these sessions of the lack of 2257 compliance and lack of consent on the part of the performers and owners of the images, and if necessary, alert legal authorities to the use of this slideshow where ever it may occur.

Oh, and I am curious, are people CARDED before attending one of these events? Viewing the slideshow on line? If not, then anyone and everyone involved in this program is guilty of showing pornography to minors…oddly enough, John Stagliano is in court for such things… do the same laws not apply?


If Pornographers must comply with 2257, so must their adversaries

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Conviction of Max Hardcore: Repercussions For The Rest of Adult??

As everyone now knows, Max Hardcore (nee' Paul Little) was convicted of all charges stemming from his obscenity trial early last week in Florida; though the circumstances of his conviction have been controversial from the very beginning to the bitter end.

Though some would state the fact that the nature of MH's particular....ummmm, style of content regarding his view of women made him an easy target for the Justice Department porn censors; it is still unknown what ramifications his conviction (and the subsequent appeals) will have for the broad diaspora of the adult sex industry. As Ren Ev commented on in one of her latest appearances on Blog Talk Radio's XXBN show hosted by Jill Brenneman (yes, that was a program plug for our blog hostess); the fact that the conviction occured in South Florida where there happens to be a growing subculture of porn (albeit mostly of the tamer kind) would seem to be more surprising than a conviction in, say, Utah.

Nevertheless, the successful conviction of Max Hardcore may egg those elements of the Justice Department's "Adult Obscenity" division to push the envelope in other cases against porn producers, including the current case against John Stagliano and Evil Angel Productions now ongoing. It may be their one last attempt to do their damage before an Obama Administration and a Democratic Congress totally shuts their syndicate down. (Presuming, of course, that a McCain administration would continue the same policies.)

I have a few words on this..but first, I'd rather hear from the in, you the reader. What's your take on the conviction, the appeals; the repercussions for the rest of the industry??

Tech Difficulties Solved...For Now

Well....I've been given at least a reprieve from the Grim Reaper of Financial Death; I was able to get enough financial relief to at least pay my rent and cable/Internet for the month. So, I am back online at home away from the library censors.

I'm not completely home free, and I may face the same situation this time next month...but at least I'm in much better shape than I was a week ago.

So, for the moment, I'm back and ready for some major catch-up. Thanks to everyone here for your kind words of encouragement and support.

Monday, June 9, 2008

More Technical Difficulties..UPDATED

Just to let you all know why I haven't been posting lately...

Once again, I have been knocked off line by some personal financial issues that I will have to deal with. It may take some time for me to get back on line; until then I'm dependent on my local library for Internet in, one hour a day and censored access. (I'm surprised that I can even access this blog.)

I will ultimately resolve this and get back online, but it may be a while. But, I'll be fine.

UPDATE:'s gotten a bit worse for me now...details just posted at my blog here.