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National Conservatism Conference Panelist Confirms Age Verification Laws Are Path to Total Porn Ban

This year’s National Conservatism Conference in Washington hosted a “Big Tech and Big Porn” panel earlier this week, during which a spokesperson for the right-wing Ethics and Public Policy Center confirmed that the age verification laws currently being promoted around the country by religious conservatives are merely a step toward the ultimate goal of a total ban of porn.

Pornhub Shuts Down Access in Kentucky Over Age Verification

Aylo has blocked access to Pornhub in Kentucky as of Wednesday, five days before the state’s new age verification law — one of many such bills promoted by religious conservatives around the country — is scheduled to go into effect.

Irish Senator's Age Verification Bill Aims at U.S.-Style Chilling Effect on Porn

The Senate of the Republic of Ireland — known by its Gaelic name Seanad Éireann — has scheduled a hearing for Thursday to debate the country’s proposed Protection of Children (Online Age Verification) Bill.

Aylo Willing to Work With Australia's Online Censor on Device-Based AV Solutions

The office of Australia’s top online censor, unelected eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, has released a new roadmap for implementing age verification in accordance with the country’s Online Safety Act.

Spain's Technology Minister Unveils Soon-to-be-Mandatory Age Verification App

Spain’s anti-sex-work and anti-porn Socialist Party (PSOE) government, led by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, has unveiled a new age verification app that will become mandatory for accessing adult content in the country starting in September.

FSC Drops Opposition to California Age Verification Bill After Amendments

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has dropped its formal opposition to California’s age verification bill AB 3080, after an amendment secured through months of discussions with the bill’s author was heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Texas Age Verification Challenge

The United States Supreme Court granted on Tuesday the petition for a writ of certiorari in the Free Speech Coalition-led challenge to Texas’ age verification law, agreeing to hear the case in the next term.

Indiana Court Blocks Age Verification Law

A U.S. district court in Indiana has blocked the state's age verification law from taking effect this coming Monday, July 1.


Compliance With State Age Verification Laws

During the past year, website operators have faced a slew of new state age verification laws entailing a variety of inconsistent compliance obligations.

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Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska to Age-Restrict Access to Porn in July

Five U.S. states — Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, and Nebraska — will begin requiring age verification to access adult sites when the states’ copycat laws promoted by religious conservatives go into effect starting in July.

Corey Silverstein to Host New 'Legal Impact' Webinar on Age Verification

Adult industry attorney Corey D. Silverstein will host the next live, online edition of his "Legal Impact" series, titled "Age Verification: Legal and Community Implications," on July 16 at 1 p.m. PDT.

Industry Watch: Legal Eagles Assess Turbulence Across the Landscape

Halfway through 2024, and that old adult industry adage is once again confirmed: If it’s an election year in the U.S. — particularly a presidential election year — there will most certainly be a big spike in anti-porn campaigns by politicians seeking to score easy culture war “wins.”

FSC, Industry Stakeholders File Lawsuit to Halt Indiana's Age Verification Law

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and several industry stakeholders filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Monday, aiming to block the state’s age verification law.

Religious Conservative Groups Use Age Verification Battles to Discipline Dissenting Republicans

Religious conservative leaders and publications celebrated the defeat of sitting Republican state Senator Michael Walsh in a primary election on Tuesday, boasting of the success of their efforts to target him exclusively because he voted against the anti-porn age verification bill they supported.

Canadian Officials, Experts Lambast Anti-Porn Senator's Age Verification Bill

Canada’s privacy commissioner warned a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that the expansive age verification bill promoted by vocal anti-porn and anti-sex-work Senator Julie Miville-Dechênel has broad censorship implications and could end up applying to mainstream services such as Netflix.

FSC Director: New Tennessee Age Verification Law is 'Attack on 1st Amendment'

Free Speech Coalition (FSC) Executive Director Alison Boden called Tennessee’s new age verification bill, signed into law by Republican Governor Bill Lee on Tuesday, “an attack not only on the adult industry but on the First Amendment rights of millions of people who engage with adult content online.”

South Carolina Governor Links Age Verification Law, Trans Youth Care Ban

South Carolina’s Republican governor, Henry McMaster, held a combined ceremonial signing Wednesday for two laws: the state’s new age verification law for viewing adult content and a controversial ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth.

California Republicans, Democrats Send Controversial Age Verification Bill to Senate

The California legislature’s version of the age verification bills being sponsored around the country by anti-porn activists passed unanimously in the state Assembly on Thursday with bipartisan support, and is now being considered by the state Senate.

Woodhull Urges the Supreme Court to Find Texas AV Law Unconstitutional

The Woodhull Freedom Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation submitted a brief to the United States Supreme Court on Thursday, urging the justices to rule against Texas’ age verification law.

Leading Conservative Think Tank Slams 5th Circuit for Upholding Texas Age Verification Law

Leading conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute has published an opinion piece penned by one of its senior fellows criticizing the 5th Circuit endorsement of Texas’ controversial age verification law.