Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fair's Fair

This is what needs to be stopped.

Call to action, please redistribute widely.

The Stop Porn Culture Slide Show Training Program includes a script, tips for conducting the session; it also includes the power Point Visual presentation, which contains pornographic material. They are saying that this slide show falls under the preview of Fair Use.

However, as it can now be watched, downloaded, viewed, reproduced, and yes, even sold, the creators of Stop Porn Culture, or anyone and everyone else who wishes to showcase, distribute, or otherwise use the material in the slide show is in violation of Federal Law 2257.

Never mind that not a one of the performers featured in this “educational tool” were asked their opinions, or for their consent, nor were the companies that originally produced the images…but now see, there are questions of a Federal Law which applies to Pornographers, and as these people have essentially made themselves such, the law also applies to them. Any person exhibiting pornography, even if it is free, is beholden to 2257, this includes SPC, and those who run this seminar. You will note, at the end of the presentation, there is a claim of copyright over images already subject to copyright, and used without permission.

You will also note, their attempts to keep this material out of the hands of minors are scant at best.

I encourage everyone to write a letter of protest the organizers of the SPC Training Program, inform anyone and everyone you know who is pondering doing one of these sessions of the lack of 2257 compliance and lack of consent on the part of the performers and owners of the images, and if necessary, alert legal authorities to the use of this slideshow where ever it may occur.

Oh, and I am curious, are people CARDED before attending one of these events? Viewing the slideshow on line? If not, then anyone and everyone involved in this program is guilty of showing pornography to minors…oddly enough, John Stagliano is in court for such things… do the same laws not apply?

Enough. If Pornographers must comply with 2257, so must their adversaries.


  1. you really know your porn. i agree with your argument of legality, but doesn't porn dehumanize women in the eyes of the men who watch it and the women who think that's all they are to the point that all it does is propagate a sexist stereotype? not to mention the substandard working conditions. . . i love your blog, by the way.

  2. ::glances at first comment, rolls eyes::

    Thanks for reposting this, I appreciate it!

  3. Anything for you Ren. ;) But seriously, it's important. And I hate hypocrites.

    Mike; doesn't porn dehumanize women in the eyes of the men who watch it

    That greatly depends on what sort of porn their viewing, imo. But I don't think porn creates a situation like that. Exacerbate dehumanization in the eyes of a misogynist? Sure. But lots of things do that, and I've never subscribed to the rule that everyone should be punished for the failings of a few. The same goes for women who take into themselves a belief that all they are is a sexual object.

    I do, strongly, support feminists continuing to work within porn to propagate healthier situations and sexual relationships, to reflect better what consensual parties do in their own homes to get off. I think porn can be better. But I don't believe in getting rid of it.

  4. See, and I think it has more to do with the MAN than the porn...


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