us: Proposed Law Could Be a Cold Shower for YouPorn
Posted in: Government & Policy at 22/10/2007 05:03
YouPorn is the highest trafficked adult website in the world and boasts a higher Alexa rating than both CNN and Weather.com, reports Portfolio.
Saw that one coming, didn't we?
But YouPorn and other blue Web 2.0 startups could be out of business in the near future if proposed changes to 18 U.S.C. 2257 are accepted into law.
Known in the industry as "2257," 18 U.S.C. 2257 defines requirements porn producers must follow to verify the age of every performer, keep records about the performers' identities and make those records available to the government. The proposed changes would extend the statute's reach beyond adult-content producers to include social networking websites.