Lawrence G. Walters, Managing Partner

Lawrence G Walters

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEYS

Walters Law Group has successfully represented adult entertainment industry clients for over 25 years. Our adult entertainment attorneys are recognized internationally for their work in defending the rights of producers, performers, and website operators. Adult entertainment law is a niche practice, and requires years of experience to effectively represent clients in this field. The adult entertainment lawyers at Walters Law Group have demonstrated their commitment to zealously representing adult-oriented entertainment, and are dedicated to protecting artistic expression in all its unique forms.

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Adult Website Law – Beginner’s Legal Guide for Operating an Erotic-Themed Website

This legal guide is intended to provide an overview of the federal and constitutional issues impacting operation of an adult website. It is intended for the newbie or those thinking about getting into the business. Given the wide-ranging legal issues facing this industry, legal representation is recommended.  This guide can be used as a resource to ensure that the relevant topics have been discussed with your counsel. Introduction The author has represented adult webmasters for over 20 years, and has defended numerous obscenity prosecutions filed against adult website content. Read more [...]

Filming sex in public

Increasingly, our law firm is asked about the legality of filming nudity or explicit sex scenes in public.  Recent obscenity charges filed against amateur adult content producers in Arkansas and Louisiana have re-ignited discussions about this type of content.  Before that, it was the public indecency charges against webcam model “Library Girl,” a/k/a Kendra Sunderland.  There is something intriguing about the possibility of getting caught that perks interest in some viewers.  Sex scenes filmed in public – even with (purported) members of the public watching – have Read more [...]

Stolen Moments – Addressing Webcam Show Piracy

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy – the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple: sign up to purchase or view a live webcam performance on any number of webcam networks, use current screen capture technology to record the performance, then distribute the performances on numerous pirate websites hosted in some remote jurisdiction. Throw in a remote proxy server for good measure, and start generating traffic to a website populated with stolen performances. Offer a tease of the Read more [...]

Website reporting obligations under federal law

Introduction Adult website operators are typically familiar with the obligations imposed by Title 18 U.S.C. § 2257 (“Section 2257”) which mandates the compilation and maintenance of certain records relating to the production of sexually explicit content.  Less well known, but equally if not more important, are the reporting obligations imposed on certain website operators under 18 U.S.C. § 2258A.  This federal statute requires “electronic communication service providers” such as hosts, forums, dating sites, tube sites, and advertising networks, to report any apparent Read more [...]

Live Web Cam Best Practices

By: Lawrence G. Walters, Esq. Walters Law Group www.FirstAmendment.com Introduction: As the live web cam business continues to surge in popularity, more attention will be focused on operators and performers by law enforcement and other government agencies. The best time to consider operational risks and develop best practices is before notification of an investigation or formal inquiry.  The following best practices are submitted for consideration by both performers and web cam site operators.  Some are legally mandated, and others are designed to mitigate legal exposure. For Read more [...]