Some choose escorting or headlining at strip clubs.
But many others have turned to lucrative live webcam performances and custom video-production.
The average porn consumer now wants to know things like what their favorite performer had for breakfast, how they get dressed in the morning, and their plans for the evening.
Call it a byproduct of a reality TV-obsessed culture, or just living in the age of social networking; all the world’s a stage and performers are more than willing to share the intimate details of their lives with customers.
Nothing contained in this post is intended as legal advice.
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These legal concerns include Section 2257 records keeping compliance, content clearance, licensing of rights, copyright registration, fair use concerns and trademark issues.
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Finally, adult dating sites have avoided prostitution-related issues based on the fact that they merely serve as a forum for social interaction, and should any sexual activity occur between users, it is not in exchange for money or anything of value.
Many webcam platforms and escort advertising networks allow the performer to take control of his or her content production and therefore, directly profit from the work.
With a little creativity and work ethic, some performers have found that webcam performances or custom, amateur videos can be even more lucrative than professional porn shoots.
Most cam performers are unaccustomed to dealing with these technical issues and mundane legal obligations – particularly if they have relied on professional producers to handle such matters in the past. Anyone who posts a comment on Facebook, or a review on Amazon, is a worldwide publisher.
Anyone who uploads a picture to a blog or forum is a media producer. Issues like defamation, fair use, and commercial exploitation used to be the exclusive province of powerful media stakeholders like the New York Times or NBC.