Industry Priorities

As the trade association of the adult industry, it is our job to defend, protect, and lay the groundwork for our workforce to thrive, even as it faces a seemingly never-ending onslaught of harassment and violence, reinforced by discriminatory policies and fueled by social stigma. From the Supreme Court to the ballot box, we’ve been fighting and winning impossible battles related to censorship, privacy, and worker’s rights for over 25 years. Working with legislators, medical professionals, researchers, and regulators to educating the public, affect policy changes, and litigate on behalf of the entire industry when necessary, is what we do best. As we head into an uncertain future, what we can be sure of is that our community is unstoppable when we unite, no matter how impossible the odds may seem, we win. Join us, and let’s keep winning together.

18 U.S.C. § 2257

18 U.S.C. § 2257, known more commonly in the industry as “2257” is a federal record-keeping law aimed at preventing the use of minors in adult productions. Like most legislation aimed at the adult industry, however, it does very little to protect minors, while offering law enforcement numerous ways to harass adult producers.

A recent win by FSC against 2257 on Fourth Amendment grounds requires a judge to issue a warrant under strict scrutiny before inspections could take place. This is a high bar to reach and protects FSC members.

Filters / Blocks / Bans

Since the advent of the internet, adult producers and consumers have benefited from stronger First Amendment protections than ever before. As content has migrated online, traditional obscenity prosecutions, which relied on retail or mail, have declined. However, now we face new challenges: censors nationally and internationally are attempting to mandate blocks or filters for adult content at the ISP level, on the hardware itself, or by creating registries of adult users. But we’re not fooled. Though the techniques are modern, the desire of anti-porn activists to censor or ban what you watch, make or read is nothing new.

Public Health Crisis Rhetoric

In the past few years, politicians and moralists have been sounding alarms about a supposed “public health crisis” resulting from the scourge internet pornography. The only problem? The data doesn’t back it up. But that hasn’t stopped state legislatures from passing numerous resolutions, or the Republican Party introducing the language into their platform, or President Trump from signing a pledge promising to eradicate it.

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