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Is porn protected by Copyright Laws?

Is porn protected by Copyright ?People across the country are being sued for sharing their pornography with their peers online.  Hard Drive Production, a porn studio, is one such company that is going after people they feel is downloading their content illegally and sharing it with others.  However, Ms. Liuxia Wong, a California resident, is fighting back.  She received a notice from Hard Drive Production alleging that she used her IP address to share the file “Amateur Allure Jen” on BitTorrent on March 28, 2011.  The letter stated that they were going to take her to court for $150,000 for copyright infringement, or she can settle with them for $3,400.  They also claim that Ms. Wong would still be indicted even if her router was unsecure and someone else uploaded the file on BitTorrent.  Ms. Wong has now hired an attorney and is looking to take the matter to court.

In her defense, Ms. Wong and her lawyers are arguing that the movie “Amateur Allure Jen” was not released until April 22, 2011, but they have her sharing the  before he actual release date.  She is also arguing that porn is not protected by any copyright laws.  The Us Is porn protected by Copyright ?Constitution defines the purpose of copyright, which is “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”   They also noted that an “Early Circuit law in California found that obscene works did not promote the progress of science and the useful arts, and therefore Hard Drive Production’s pornography movies cannot be protected by copyright laws.  She also addressed the fact that she can be held liable even if her router was unsecured and it was uploaded by someone else.  She is asking the courts not hold her liable for copyright infringement and to rule that Hard Drive Production’s content is not Copyrightable.

Be mindful of your file sharing online.  Make sure you are not downloading, uploading or sharing questionable copyrighted materials.  You could be the next one that receives a letter from Hard Drive Production.   This ruling could affect the adult industry in California, so Hard Drive Production maybe in for a fight.   See other cases affecting the California Porn Industry.

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Condoms Required in Porn?

Swingers News | Condoms Required in PornAdult video set the tone for swinger’s events and is normally the entertainment of choice.   The presence of porn at swinger events is here to stay, but you may start to see more porn flicks practicing safer sex.  This is because the Los Angeles city council has voted 9 – 1 denying film permits to producers who choose not to comply with a condom requirement.  There is currently a law in the state of California that requires condoms to be used on adult films sets, but supporters are saying the law is not being enforced.

On one hand, the AIDs Healthcare Foundation, supporters of this issue, is stating that the new law is needed because the existing law was not being enforced by the adult industry.  While on the other hand, industry leaders are saying that they are already doing their own policing by requiring actors to be tested for STD’s every 30 days when working.  This new law that is being introduced would require film producers to use a condom during filming and pay a fee that  would then pay for surprise inspections to these films sets to make sure that the law is being properly enforced.   A majority of the adult films are made in the San Fernando Valley area, but that could change with this law.

Industry leaders are saying this would hurt their business.  They say that condoms in adult movies would ruin the fantasy and can be very distracting, while others are saying that this is not something the international audiences would want to spend their money on and that could really hurt their bottom line.   SwingLifestyle has an active conversion about this topic on their swingers blog and Facebook Page.  What do you think about this conversation, we welcome your feedback?