Why Hollywood Does Not Require “Saving” From the Recordkeeping Requirements Imposed by 18 U.S.C. Section 2257

Academic Article


  • Attorney Alan R. Levy recently published an article in The Yale Law Journal Pocket Part entitled "How ’Swingers’ Might Save Hollywood from a Federal Pornography Statute." So eager was Levy to "save Hollywood" from having to keep records to verify that performers engaging in actual sexually explicit conduct are legally adults, that he grossly distorted the meaning and effect of 18 U.S.C. Section 2257. Ironically, while exaggerating the negative impact of Section 2257, he simultaneously underestimated the problematic nature of a different statutory provision potentially requiring record keeping for performers who engage in simulated sexual conduct. This essay discusses truths and falsehoods associated with 18 U.S.C. Section 2257.
  • Authors


    Publication Date

  • 2008
  • Published In


  • 18 U.S.C. 2257
  • Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act
  • Porn
  • Pornography
  • Start Page

  • 43
  • End Page

  • 49
  • Volume

  • 118