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I heard about Exxxotica giving back convention coming to the east coast in a few days.Now knowing how controversial porn is and knowing that its production only legal in two states do you think these efforts will be met with backlash (because it is porn) or further promote porn and give it a good or better name as it may raise a lot of humanitarian aid maybe even the biggest thus far.Whats your theory on this?

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For starters, I don't think that production of porn is legal in only two states. See http://www.xxxlaw.com/articles/pornography.and.porn.html It's won in the only two cases that have been brought in recent decades that don't involve a purely personal purpose. Prosecutors are reluctant to charge the making of pornography as prostitution because they know what the courts are likely to say, they know it's likely to be a result that they don't like, and they don't want to be blamed for bringing the case that legitimated the making of pornography and the creation of a fearless adult industry in their jurisdiction; they'd rather have people think that it's all fuzzy and "grey" and imprecise because that keeps a lid on its profile.

Second, I think that personal consumption of porn isn't all that controversial. We're a nation based on personal freedom and choice in what we read and view and that's why "Liberty" is on every coin. There are small, tattered, groups out there trying to make it controversial, but they are kinda like what H L Mencken said about prudes, people who lie awake in bed worrying that there just might he somebody out there having a good time. Abundant evidence exists tending to establish that the dramatic decrease in rape and sexual assaults against women has been steadily declining in lockstep with increased availability of porn via the Internet. I believe that large numbers of potential assaults against women wind up in a trash can, fantasy realized and done with for the moment, at least. An entire generation has grown up with the Tube sites that pump out wall to wall free porn for the asking; it's so pervasive that the making of personal porn at home has become commonplace and many if not most couples under 35 or so seem to have tried their hand at it - or some other bodily part. And it's not shame that keeps it in the shadows, it's just personal modesty. You sure can find people who want to fight about porn, but that's really not mainstream - you can find people who will argue about whether man really walked on the moon, too. This nation now accepts hardcore as a permanent part of the landscape, even those who find it not to their liking. Hey, that's their right, too, in a free country. Read more about that at http://www.xxxlaw.com and check out the page "about liberty" linked from the front page menu and the many articles.

And I predict that there will be a wide variety of reactions. Those who are uncomfortable with it, and who project their personal and relationship insecurities onto the hackneyed claim that the spouse is a "sex addict" instead of looking in the mirror with introspection to resolve the human and relationship issues, will have nothing good and everything bad to say about it. The majority can be counted on to recognize that it's just a tactical move for good PR that won't make much of a dent in the overall problem that the East Coast is facing. And the fans of porn will say "Bravo" and go on eloquently about how wonderful the porn world is. This show, remember, is a consumer show, not an Adult Industry event, and it's all about favorable PR. During the Great Chicago Fire, more than one hundred years ago, Schlitz send down some cold kegs from Milwaukee by horse and carriage for the Chicagoans. They never forgot, and Schlitz was Chicago's beer of choice for decades. You can still see the Schlitz logo built into the bricks of old buildings once used as taverns. Same deal here.

All the best,

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Numerous trials, including jury trials, criminal and civil since 1979. Obscenity. Section 2257. Copyright. Trademark. Communications Decency Act Section 230. Right of Privacy/Right of Publicity. Defamation/Libel/Slander. Warning Pages. Adult Internet Sites. Strip Clubs/Gentlemen's clubs. Massage Parlors. Prostitution. I am the author and operator of http://www.xxxlaw.com, the most comprehensive online legal resource concerning the law of adult entertainment online.

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I've been an attorney for 34 years, nearly 20 years as an attorney concentrating in adult entertainment law. Have spoken at 72 adult webmaster show legal seminars and forums in six nations, seven American states, and three provinces of Canada, have appeared on the O'Reilly factor concerning obscenity, have been published by Thompson-Gale. Full qualifications at xxxlaw.com. My firm, J.D. Obenberger and Associates has provided representation in both criminal and civil matters for adult content producers, the operators of adult online businesses, as well as brick and mortar adult operations for nearly twenty years. We provide legal strategy, forms, protocols, and guidance for every kind of adult operation. Our clients find us available 24/7/365 in every emergency. My background includes numerous jury trials including the defense of major drug case in federal court on the Mexican border at Brownsville, forgery, sexual assaults, gun offenses, aggravated kidnapping, and such civil matters as pharmaceutical malpractice, premises and construction liability, and personal injury. I have prosecuted cases in the name of the United States while serving as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. I have represented and advised clients in every part of the United States and from Hong Kong to Budapest. I am a regular columnist for XBIZ World and have published numerous articles in AVN and AVN Online and for YNOT.

Organizations
First Amendment Lawyers' Association, Free Speech Coalition, National Rifle Association, American Legion.

Publications
AVN, XBIZ, YNOT, Online Pornography, published by Thompson-Gale.

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Law, 1979, University of Wisconsin Law School. Dean's List. Graduate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Guest Lecturer, John Marshall Law School. I have presented Continuing Legal Education for practicing attorneys. Undergrad BA, the University of Wisconsin, double major in Political Science and History. Graduate, 90th Basic Judge Advocate General's Course on the campus of the University of Virginia.

Awards and Honors
Army Commendation Medal awarded as a Captain, US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, as the most requested criminal defense lawyer in the US Army, Europe.

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No legal issue too great or too hot to handle, no client too small to deserve zealous and effective representation.

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