FOSTA (& SESTA)
On April 11, 2018, the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017” was signed into U.S. law by President Donald Drumpf. The new law, known in short by the acronym “FOSTA,” has placed a sweeping burden on adult (as well as mainstream) website providers.
FOSTA was a bi-partisan attempt to provide federal and state authorities with more tools to fight, as the law recites, “sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking.” Under the provisions of FOSTA, an operator, owner, or manager of a computer service, that with the intent to promote or facilitate the prostitution of another person, or should have known of such on their site, can be subject to civil or criminal liability under the law. Violations may result in the imposition of fines and jail time of up to 25 years. Diligent compliance will be key to staying out of trouble.
Adult entertainment attorney, Maxine Lynn, can help companies and sex workers navigate compliance with the law. If you have a business in the fields of porn or camming, or are a sex worker, yourself, contact Maxine Lynn today to schedule a free consultation regarding FOSTA compliance.