Girls Gone Wild!--And Their Records Gone Missing!

The Justice Department has announced within the past hour that the folks who produce those "Girls Gone Wild" videos have agreed to plead guilty to the crime of "failing to create and maintain age and identity" records of the young women who appear, typically drunk and topless, in the quick-selling videos. There will be significant fines and penalties paid-- a few millions of dollars-- and the companies involved will essentially be on probation for several years.

According to a press release out of the Northern District of Florida, the deal comes after charges (or threatened) under a new federal law designed to protect "against the use of minors in the production of sexually explicit material by requiring producers to create and maintain age and identity records for every peformer in sexually explicit movies and other media."

By Andrew Cohen |  September 12, 2006; 2:00 PM ET
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They get a fine,all other xxx outfits who do the exact same thing get to go straight to federal prison,and those other outfits dont even advertise on national tv.Even Affiliates of websites (secondary producers) are required by law to have 2257 records of persons displayed in sexually explicit photos/videos prooving they arent underage.Since the 2257 and 18 usc laws were made, most adult webmasters,big and small(especially US based)have gone to great lengths to comply.This law isnt that new.It came out over a year ago.EVERYONE in the xxx business,especially very rich producers with attornies, knows the law! They knew they were in violation,and should go to jail as well as get fined.

Posted by: pornmeister | September 12, 2006 04:48 PM

get jesus

Posted by: peaches | September 12, 2006 05:55 PM

Get laid, peaches. Seriously.

As for their fines, guess they paid the right attorney.

Posted by: James Buchanan | September 12, 2006 07:19 PM

pornmeister, no they shouldnt have gotten jail. 2257 is a bullsh*t law & does nothing to protect children. it's only about the current administration trying to show the evangelical right that they're doing something to curb porn

Posted by: JasonB | September 12, 2006 10:33 PM

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