Vice Squad
Thursday, February 19, 2004
 
Self-Policing in the Porn Trade


As the pornography industry moves ever-so-slightly towards the mainstream, porn producers have strengthened incentives to obey all applicable laws, and even to adopt codes of "good practice." Adult Video News.com informs us today that one porn producer is authenticating IDs presented by porn actors, presumably to make sure that they are over 18 years old. IDs are already checked, but fake IDs might not be uncovered without the additional authentication, which involves a background check by a private investigator.

Adult Video News magazine (February, 2004) also looks at how porn friendly the Democratic presidential candidates are -- Howard Dean was their top pick, alas, though John Kerry wasn't far behind. The same issue notes Iowa's attempt to emulate Utah by passing a special sin tax on adult business, with some of the proceeds earmarked for the states' victims' compensation funds.

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