FSC Reminds Industry: 2257 Comment Period Ends Sept. 10

CANOGA PARK, Calif. – The Free Speech Coalition is urging the adult industry to make its voice heard during the DOJ’s public comment period for proposed 2257 rules and regulations. The Department of Justice will accept comments through September 10, 2007.

“Don’t count on other adult industry members to fight this battle for you,” said Diane Duke, FSC Executive Director. “The Free Speech Coalition is currently challenging, and will continue to challenge, the Federal Government every step of the way on this overly burdensome law, but we are going to need a broad level of support and participation from the industry. If the DOJ doesn’t hear from us on this issue en masse, the assumption will be that we simply don’t care – which is patently untrue. Please send in your comment or sign on to FSC’s industry statement today.”

Lance Cassidy of XTube is among the adult producers banding together with FSC to address the proposed amendments to the federal record-keeping law.

"If you have a personal or professional interest in the adult entertainment business, you need to consider how the federal government is reacting to it with the proposed changes to 2257," Cassidy said. "The body of your email should entail how this law affects your interests in the adult entertainment business, in detail, without emotional statements. Your letter needs to demonstrate that the law is not effective at controlling child pronography and only serves to inhibit anyone who partakes in the adult industry. This law was made by people who assume we are all scumbags, which is so far from the truth, so let's prove ourselves once and for all."

FSC encourages the industry to make use of the following options:

1. Email [email protected] and tell FSC about the burdens that 2257 imposes on your business. FSC will compile your comments into a document ready for submission and send it back to you with instructions on how to submit. FSC must receive the email by no later than Sunday, September 9, 12:00 p.m. (PST).

2. Sign on to a group statement prepared by FSC, representing concerned members of the adult entertainment industry. The Statement is posted on FSC’s website, www.freespeechcoalition.com. Email [email protected] and tell FSC that you would like to sign on to the 2257 proposed Rules and Regulations statement. FSC will add your company’s name and/or your own to the list.

3. Submit your own statement for public comment electronically to: [email protected] or by using the electronic form provided on the DOJ website at www.regulations.gov .

NOTE: Comments submitted electronically must include Docket No. CRM 104 in the subject box.