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FSC Gravely Concerned About Recent 2257 Inspections

Chatsworth, Calif. – The Free Speech Coalition is gravely concerned about the apparent violations of the injunction issued by Federal District Court Judge Walker Miller in FSC’s challenge to the lawfulness of 18 U.S.C. § 2257.  We believe that at least three members have had "secondary" producer records inspected despite the language of the injunction.

In accordance with court rules, we are engaging in good faith negotiations with the Justice Department to see if an agreement can be reached whereby the rights of the members under the injunction can be protected.  The current situation is untenable and the Free Speech Coalition and the government are engaged in discussions to establish a procedural framework whereby the FBI  can determine whether a producer is a "primary" or "secondary"  producer for the purposes of the preliminary injunction prior to a records inspection.

If an agreement cannot be reached, the Free Speech Coalition will return to Judge Miller seeking relief from these prior violations and a means to prevent further violations.

Free Speech Coalition is a not-for-profit trade association serving the adult entertainment industry. Its mission is to safeguard the industry from oppressive governmental regulation and to promote good business practices within the industry.


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