July 06, 2005 12:00am
Io Group/Titan Media Sponsors ASACP
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is pleased to announce that Io Group, parent company of Titan Media, is supporting its mission as a Corporate Sponsor.
Io Group is the world's premier producer and distributor of all-male adult entertainment. Their multi award wining brands, TitanMen and ManPlay, promote HIV awareness and prevention by eroticizing only safer sex practices. The Titan Media brands are the worlds most widely distributed gay adult entertainment products.
Io Group has long been an advocate for the protection of children in both the online and offline worlds. Io Group voluntarily and actively protects children by employing the following technologies to help prevent its content from being viewed or accessible by minors: "C.O.P.S." (Child Online Protection Services from "Verify Me"), a highly-accurate age and identity verification service; DigimarcTM K.I.D. Safe Watermark, an embedded mark that blocks adult images; ICRA (Internet Content Rating Association) meta tags, a self-imposed rating code that flags Titan Media as an adult website for filtering software; Digital Rights Management (DRM) a Microsoft technology used by Titan Media to lock online files, preventing re-distribution and requiring age verification. In addition, before Titan Media ships any product, an adult Signature Statement is required.
"Io Group/Titan Media is proud to be associated with and support all the great work done by ASACP," says Keith Webb, Vice President, Io Group. "We urge others in the industry to support ASACP and their long term goals of protecting children in the online world. "
"Titan Media actively promotes professionalism in the industry, whether it's lobbying with Free Speech Coalition during Lobbying Days in Sacramento, a letter writing campaign to senators in Washington, fighting against copyright infringement or protecting children, " says Joan Irvine, Executive Director of ASACP. "Titan Media supported ASACP first as an Approved Member at the Executive level for over a year and now has increased their support becoming a Sponsor. It wasn't until I met with Gill Sperlein and Keith Webb and they explained the amount of business they turn away (more than 60%) that I understood their real commitment. Titan Media is in the industry for the long term and their business procedures reflect this commitment," explains Joan Irvine, Executive Director of ASACP.
ASACP is the organization that helps the adult site industry make a difference in the battle against child pornography. In addition to its hotline, ASACP provides a self-regulatory vehicle for its members through a Code of Ethics that promotes the protection of children through responsible, professional business practices (ASACP.org/bestpractices.html).
If you are one of the more than 5,700 sites that take a stand against child pornography by displaying the ASACP logo but are not a Sponsor or a recently signed-up Approved Member or Supporter, please take advantage of the new benefits. Visit the following page to join today - ASACP.com/membership_form.html
For further information visit the ASACP site (ASACP.org ) or contact Joan Irvine, Joan@ASACP.org.
Executive Director ASACP
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