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Judge OKs Law Requiring Pornographers to Keep Age Records

July 30, 2010

Judge OKs Law Requiring Pornographers to Keep Age Records
The Legal Intelligencer (Law.com)

A federal judge has refused to strike down recent amendments to the federal Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act that require photographers and filmmakers — both professional and amateur — to maintain records that verify the age and identity of anyone depicted in a sexually explicit film or photograph….In doing so, Baylson rejected the plaintiffs’ claim that the record-keeping requirements are overbroad because they apply to “all expression containing sexual imagery — no matter how fleeting, no matter how artistic or valuable as political commentary or journalistic documentary, no matter how clear it is that the persons depicted are middle-aged adults.”

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