THE REGISTER -- June 24 --All pornography in the US is now effectively classified as child pornography, unless providers can prove the ages of everyone taking part. The law, which requires porn producers to hold copies of all actors' photo ID for seven years, has been in place for some time, but as of 23 June, the rule was extended to cover online pornography as well. This includes online forums, adult personals sites and any other place where adult material may be published. The law gives authorities an awful lot of power to close down site they don't approve of. The Free Speech Coalition is already preparing a legal challenge to the law. Others warn the law could leave performers open to stalking and harassment because the law requires that they publish their physical addresses online. FULL ARTICLE @ THE REGISTER
Mark Brooks: It remains to be seen if adult personals will get clouted by this law. They are on the fringe of what this law is targeting. The enforcement of this law could close their businesses down. It's unlikely, so I'm told, to effect them.