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|04-30-2012, 09:22 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: My High Horse
Where Ira Isaacs Went Wrong
Yes I know shooting bestiality and scat was his biggest mistake but follow me here
First of all let me state up front that I am no lawyer, I don't have a law degree and I don't intend to get one.
But one doesn't have to be a lawyer to know that wrapping your head in a white towel and running through the local military base while carrying a suitcase and shouting "Allah Ahkbar" might be free speech, it certainly isn't a good idea.
There is a lesson to be learned here for everyone in porn.
You see Ira Isaacs was not even on the feds radar, he might still be selling his scat and animal porn if not for a fundamental mistake. Two of the people that worked for Ira walked into the Department of Justice and handed them one of Ira's scat tapes.
The allegations were that they were under diminished capacity when they agreed to make the tapes, they were addicted to drugs and were doing it out of desperation, Ira made the promise that the tapes would never be made available in the United States but were for overseas purchase only. they also alleged that Ira supplied them with drugs and or alcohol prior to the shoot. When they discovered that Ira was indeed selling the videos here in the states they felt that they had been deceived and they used Ira's own words against him. He told them that legally he could never sell the tapes here, here meaning in the United States. They went to the Department of Justice and handed them the case.
This is not entirely different than what happened to Max Hardcore. While Max was probably on the radar at least two performers he had shot seem to have been involved in his prosecution by making complaints to the Department of Justice.
Recently someone associated with the Free Speech Coalition, Michael Whiteacre made fun of me because I made the statement that I interview the girls I shoot in person, and usually twice. I also generally like to maintain a friendship with them. Whiteacre proved himself to be a total idiot as I am sure that you can see.
Now if you are in Porn Valley and you get your talent from an agency and all that, it isn't as important, but it is still important. If you don't shoot in Porn Valley and/or you shoot more edgy content it isn't just important, it's imperative. It is an absolute must to deal honestly with talent, tell them exactly what is expected and exactly what will be done with the content and don't lie about it. be a decent human being, vet your talent and weed out the ones that are obviously doing it out of desperation, treat them well and show some humanity fucking up someone's life will bring you bad karma, ask Ira or Max about that.
While I am on the topic, how many of you are paying travel expenses for a girl to come shoot for you? If you are and you are transporting her across state lines you are in direct violation of a federal law called the Mann Act. While this may not be on the DOJ's radar at the moment don't think for one minute that they can't or won't use it against you.
And finally, be very considerate of your neighbors, if they start complaining that you are shooting porn in the neighborhood you ARE going to get busted.
Use common sense, be a good human being and don't abuse or deceive the people who shoot for you. It is your front line of defense.
It's No wonder I took up drugs and alcohol, it's the only way I could dumb myself down enough to cope with the morons in this biz.