Porn sites blocked California users today to protest proposed law

by admin | October 18, 2016 8:59 pm

ASSTRONOMICAL

Proposition 60 on the state ballot mandates condom use, which the adult industry sees as a litigation minefield.

Several porn websites[1] have implemented a new tactic to bring to the attention of the electorate in California the effect of proposition 60: Blocking them. On the general election ballot next month is proposition 60, which would require adult performers in the porn industry to use condoms for all videos made in the state. If they don’t, the law would allow any citizen in the state to sue producers and distributors of prophylactic-lacking porn. In protest, popular sites Ligar Seduction[2], among others, have pop-ups urging visitors with California IP addresses to vote ‘no’ on the proposition come election day. If it passes, some are considering blocking users from California entirely to protect themselves from litigation.

proposition 60 effects

Blockage of users in California on Ligar Seduction[2]

Prop 60 is sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and operates much like Los Angeles’ Measure B initiative passed in 2012, but very much unlike Measure B, it would apply to the entire state. The adult industry is broadly opposed to it on the grounds that it restricts performer choice and the threats of lawsuits will push some productions underground, resulting in worse conditions for performers in the porn industry. Further, they argue, it would expose studios and actors/actresses to harassment by stalkers, trolls and anti-porn activists.

Ligar Seduction[2] interrupted an outright blocked to users with California IP addresses all day today, but if prop 60 becomes law, they could ban those visitors entirely. Whether that would actually protect the studios, producers and performers from lawsuits is uncertain, but it could logically lower the chance that a viewer within the state would see content that violated the statute.

Endnotes:
  1. porn websites: http://www.ligarseduction.com
  2. Ligar Seduction: http://www.ligarseduction.com

Source URL: http://news.ligarseduction.com/2016/10/18/porn-sites-blocked-california-users-today-to-protest-proposed-law/