Who needs to keep 2257 records

The 18 U.S.C. §2257 and 18 U.S.C. §2257A statutes require producers of sexually explicit content to create and maintain very specific records in precise accordance with specified requirements. Most types of live and recorded visual depictions of actual or simulated explicit sexual material are subject to the 2257 Regulations. Failure to comply any one of the numerous provisions can subject a producer to severe penalties. It is a federal felony for a person who fails to create or maintain records.

Primary Producers

Any person who actually films, videotapes, photographs, or creates a digital image, or who digitizes an image of, a visual depiction of actual or simulated sexually explicit conduct. Anyone that shoots adult content or that performs in live cam shows are primary producers.

Secondary Producers

Anyone who inserts a digital image or video on a website, or otherwise manages the sexually explicit content of a website that contains a visual depiction of, actual or simulated sexually explicit conduct. This means pretty much everyone who manages a website, affiliate website or blog is required to keep records.

Snapchat and Clip Store Models

If you are a model on the internet and sell access to private shows on social media such as Snapchat and other website services like clip stores you need to keep and file your records. The 2275 Regulations are not limited to any particular media or media device.

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