Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Senate May Vote on New Child Protection Legislation

The Senate may vote this week on new child protection legislation, which includes record-keeping requirements for the movie industry. The Children's Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act of 2006 would mean that movie makers would have to make certain that the actors involved in sex scenes are over 18. Title 18 USC Sec. 2257A would be inserted: "Whoever produces any book, magazine, periodical, film, videotape, or other matter which-- (1) contains a visual depiction of simulated sexually explicit conduct (except conduct described in section 2256(2)(A)(v)), created after the date of enactment of this section: and (2) is produced in whole or in part with materials which have been mailed or shipped in interstate or foreign commerce...shall create and maintain individually indentifiable records pertaining to every performer portrayed in such a visual depiction."

Here is a link to the text of the bill.

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