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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:58 PM

A stupid question about revenge porn sites

Last edited Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:31 AM - Edit history (1)

How do they verify ages? I admit I look at some online porn and every site I have ever been on has age verification of file which I thought was legally required. How does a revenge porn website comply with that law? On edit, I guess I am wondering why the real ones that are being sued can't be shutdown for violating this law.

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Reply A stupid question about revenge porn sites (Original post)
dsc Jan 2013 OP
Skink Jan 2013 #1
jberryhill Jan 2013 #2
dsc Jan 2013 #3
PrezHillary2016 Jan 2013 #8
slackmaster Jan 2013 #4
dsc Jan 2013 #5
slackmaster Jan 2013 #6
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #7
slackmaster Jan 2013 #10
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Jan 2013 #9

Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:11 AM

1. There are no stupid questions

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:12 AM

2. In general, they're fake

There is a ton of free porn on the Internet. In order to make money in porn, you need a gimmicky theme or else target it toward a specific fetish. If someone wants to look at just porn, in general, there is no reason to pay for it.

So there are sites that have different "reality" themes which appeal to various sorts - e.g. "We find desperate straight guys and offer them money to have gay sex" or "wild college parties" and other sorts of propositions which are, in general, utter BS.

Sites operated in the US have to satisfy the 18 USC 2257 record keeping requirements, and the competition is not at all averse to dropping a dime on ones which don't.

On edit - oh, and, need some free advertising? Gin up a "controversy".

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:31 AM

3. that makes sense

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:47 AM

8. Makes perfect sense

 

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:41 AM

4. Just don't look at them

 

You have the POWER not to click on links.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:42 AM

5. frankly I think real sites should be shut down

using nude images of non public figures without their consent should be illegal.

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Response to dsc (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:43 AM

6. Enforcement of laws governing Internet content is always going to be probemmatic

 

I suggest self-discipline as the first line of defense. Governments will always be impotent in this area.

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Response to dsc (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 12:44 AM

7. I think it is illegal, unless the "victim" put the pic out there on the internets first.nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:51 AM

10. It's probably not illegal, but it is certainly actionable in civil court

 

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Response to dsc (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:49 AM

9. Totally agree.

 

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