Many performers and models now manage their own content, rather than paying a management agency. This has benefits for sure but how do you safeguard both your content and yourself? Do you have the skills required to make the most of your photos and videos? Perhaps more importantly, do you have the knowledge necessary to ensure you are complying with the law?
Many of these questions are easily dismissed if you employ a company to look after this side of things for you. You’ll normally be assured that the company you employ are familiar with the law in the country you are working in, or promoting your content in.
If however, you are dealing with your own content, you need to be aware of the laws and prohibitions surrounding content, especially when it is adult related. More importantly you need to understand that just because you are able to post certain content on a particular site, or in one country, it doesn’t mean it’s ok everywhere else.
In some cases, the law may even differ from state to state, or be regional in any one country. So how do you make sure you are complying?
The ‘Miller’ test
This is the primary legal test used in the U.S. to determine whether expression constitutes obscenity. It was named after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Miller v. California (1973). Mr Miller mailed 5 unsolicited brochures to the manager of a restaurant and his mother. It contained very explicit pictures and drawings of both men and women engaged in sexual activities. He was prosecuted for knowingly distributing obscene material.
It’s wise to remember that all adult content that shows explicit scenes or images is covered by one law or another (even when the adults concerned are willing participants). The content only becomes illegal when it is deemed to be obscene.
Some of these laws do at times seem very contradictory. For example, it might be ok for you to appear naked in a private club setting but if there is a well-known drinks brand in the background, you could find yourself in very hot water indeed.
The Terms and Conditions
Possibly one of the best courses of action is to ensure you have a good understanding of the terms and conditions for the site you are posting on. It might seem like a long and tedious process but you should be able to at least drill down to the content related parts to find out what you need to know.
All sites should have a ‘prohibited’ list and you should ensure that you follow it. Ignore it at your peril because you could end up losing money. Anyone found to contravene the written requirements of a site could not only lose their account on the site but also any credits that the site is currently holding for them.
Although content prohibition rules vary, underage and non-consensual content is universally banned. This has become even more prominent since Mastercard updated their guidelines on October 15th 2021.
What if you need help?
Using google or alternate search engines to research is a good idea. Try searching for ‘Online Adult Content Managers’ or similar and check out what is available.
It’s also worthwhile joining some of the forums related to your work as they will offer invaluable ideas and information from those who have already done their own research.
You can also gauge the kind of content tolerated on a site by looking at the content it is currently publishing. However, do bear in mind that just because you see something on a site, it doesn’t make it legal. In cases where content is ‘accidentally’ published, you will not be able to use the excuse that you were only copying what others have already done!
The one golden rule above all is ‘If in doubt, DON’T’.
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Check out the latest Dell’s 2k QHD resolution webcam and built in mic
Dell has announced a new webcam. It features QHD video quality, a premium metal body, and a built-in microphone.
The new model, dubbed the Dell pro 2K Webcam, sits below the company’s flagship 4K Webcam, but incorporates a similar high-end aesthetic and is stable in one key respect.
This more modest resolution helps it hit a lower price of $134.99, but thankfully Dell squeezed in a noise-reducing microphone at this price point — correcting the biggest omission from the 4K model. This new camera is available globally today.
The cylindrical webcam sits on top of any monitor using a universal mount and is powered via the integrated USB-A cable.
According to Dell, the camera can handle a maximum video resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (also known as 2K or QHD) and uses image processing to apply HDR (high dynamic range) to the video, highlights and shadows when used in poorly lit environments, such as in front of a window.
One of the key features of the new Dell webcam, and one that it shares with its more expensive 4K version, is auto-framing. It uses artificial intelligence to zoom in slightly on the subject (i.e. you), then pans and zooms to keep you centered in the frame.
The Dell pro 2K webcam also offers two fields of view (65 and 78 degrees), and the Sony starvis imaging sensor delivers 2K/QHD video at 30 or 24 frames per second and 1,080-pixel Full HD at 60 can be output with , 30 or 24fps. A 720px HD option is also available and has the same three frame rate options as 1,080px.
The autofocus lens has an aperture of f/2.0 and has a 4x digital zoom. The camera is powered by a 1.5m long fixed USB-A cable. Of course, being fixed means you can’t remove it, and since it’s USB-A, people using laptops with only USB-C cables (like the Apple MacBook Air) must use a dongle.
Being limited to USB-A and having to go the route of adapters or dongles for USB-C compatibility is a bit of a sour point, but the Pro Webcam seems to make fair compromises for that lower price. Ultimately, the picture and sound quality will most likely determine if this is the better buy over the 4K version or competing options from the likes of Logitech, Microsoft, Razer, and others.
Will genetics progress make sex bygone?
According to Hank Greely, the director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Law and Biosciences, human reproduction may become automated faster than you realize.
Greely believes that within three decades, people will no longer have sex as a way to reproduce, and instead rely on genetically edited embryos grown from skin-derived stem cells, not the combination of an egg or sperm, The Independent reported.
According to Greely, this process ensures that the embryo is free from any devastating genetic diseases, and would also be cheaper in the long run because of the money it would save in healthcare over the years. What’s more, Greely predicts that couples would be able to choose other genetic traits in their children, such as physical features and intelligence.
“I don’t think we’re going to be able to say this embryo will get a 1550 on its two-part SAT,” Greely said this week at Aspen Ideas Festival, Quartz reported, “But, this embryo has a 60% chance of being in the top half, this embryo has a 13% chance of being in the top 10%—I think that’s really possible.”
This may sound far-fetched, but the gap between sex and procreation has been widening for the past 50 years thanks to the rise of fertility drugs, embroynic genetic testing, artificial insemination and in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Over the last ten years in the UK, egg freezing has increased tenfold, from just under 230 cycles in 2009 to almost 2,400 cycles in 2019. IVF birth rates in 2019 were three times higher than in 1991, and the use of egg and sperm donors has risen, too. “Now, maybe three or four per cent of the babies born in the developed world are conceived in some manner other than sexual intercourse, and I think in the future that percentage will go up,” Greely adds.
When scientists figure out how to make this work for humans, infertile and queer couples could have biological babies without needing to go through costly and risky procedures like IVF, donors or surrogates. Single people, meanwhile, could produce ‘uni babies’, using both eggs and sperm grown from their cells.
The idea may sound far-out, but according to Quartz, it already happens on a much smaller and limited scale as a way to prevent certain diseases. Although extremely expensive at the moment, advances in stem cell technology will help to drive down the cost. In addition, the amount that the government would save on not having to take care of sick babies would also make this more cost-efficient.
As many of you may worry, this is not the end of sex because recreational sex will always be with us, but it’s the end of sex as a way of procreating.
It will not be the complete end. People will still get pregnant the old-fashioned way, maybe for religious reasons, for philosophical reasons, for romantic reasons or maybe because they are teenagers and the back seat of the car is there.
“Eugenics is a slippery word; it means many things to different people. To some, it’s state-enforced reproductive control. To some, what we had was state-enforced sterilization. To some, it’s any kind of reproductive choice, but those are different things. For me, I think coercion is much more important than the issues of selection. The concern about the state or the insurance company or someone else, forcing you to pick particular babies, worries me a lot more than having parents make choices, though that raises its own set of questions.” Greely said.