California Porn Sites Could Be Permanently Blocked Over Proposed Condom Law

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By Abhimanyu Ghoshal | 9:00 pm, October 18, 2016

A proposed law in California could soon see all pornstars using condoms in their adult films. That doesn’t bode well for the industry, and a number of major studios and sites are protesting it by blocking access for visitors from the state.

Vocativ reports that Vivid Video, Evil Angel, Kink, Pink & White Productions, and Treasure Island Media had begun locking out users visiting their site from California with a message urging them to vote no on Prop 60 yesterday.

It’s just condoms, right? What’s all the fuss about? Well, Prop 60, which state residents will be able to vote on come November 8, not only makes condoms mandatory in adult films shot in California – it also allows any resident in the state to sue producers and distributors of pornographic content that doesn’t feature condoms.

There are numerous arguments against that from the industry: That it would expose content creators to endless lawsuits and harassment, and potentially even those who are only associated with perpetrators.

While the block was intended to be imposed for only a day, it could become permanent for people in California if Prop 60 comes into effect, as companies believe that state residents can’t sue them if they can’t watch their videos. Vivid’s site bore a message that read, “If you live in California and Prop 60 passes this is what your porn will look like.”

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. If you live in California and love your unfettered access to pornography, you’ll want to learn more about Prop 60 and vote on November 8.

This article was written by Abhimanyu Ghoshal from The Next Web and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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