August 20, 2003 12:00am
ASACP Shares Best Practices with the Industry
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Adult Sites Against Child Pornography (ASACP) is pleased to share its Best Practices (BP) with the industry.
Industry lawyers on the Legal Roundtable at Internext-Hollywood advised that if a company had written policies, it would provide a degree of 'protection' if the government 'reviewed' your company.
"During the last few months, ASACP has been working with its Advisory Council to develop recommended BP as it relates to child pornography for its members. ASACP makes no claim that these Best Practices will meet legal standards and recommends that you consult with an attorney. However, it does provide a basis for each company to write its own policies," said Joan Irvine, Executive Director, ASACP.
ASACP Best Practices
* Know your clients
- Visually review all client sites including member areas to insure acceptable content and clear disclosure of terms.
- Verify Webmaster contact email address and surfer support address.
* Recommend that your clients have the following on their sites:
- A statement that 'all models were 18 and over at the time of the creation of such depictions' and 2257 Disclaimers in a prominent position on the warning, home, splash, join and any access page.
- Contact email address for the Webmaster.
- Clear disclosure that the membership will be billed by "Billing Company Name."
- Clear disclosure of the descriptor to appear on the customers billing statement.
* Know your clients
- Visually review all client sites including member areas to insure: - Acceptable content. - the statement that 'all models were 18 and over at the time of the creation of such depictions' and 2257 Disclaimers on the warning, home, splash, join and any access page. - Verify Webmaster contact email address and surfer support address actually work. - Recheck upon redeposit of money.
* Block on all illegal terms during search and bidding and redirect to an anti-child pornography organization such as ASACP.org or NCMEC.org.
* Include 2257 documentation with all content.
* Include statement that 'all models were 18 and over at the time of the creation of such depictions' and 2257 Disclaimers in a prominent position on the following pages: warning, home, splash, join and any other access page.
* If the models look young, include the above information and the model's age on all pages.
* Search all sites that direct traffic to your site and parse any sites that use any of the unacceptable terms (ASACP.org/list.html).
Over 4700 adult sites that are taking a stand against child pornography proudly display the ASACP logo. If you are interested in learning more about ASACP or help in the fight against child pornography, please view the ASACP site (ASACP.org).
For further information, contact: Joan Irvine, Joan@ASACP.org
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