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do you think producers are looking for new places to shoot now that measure b is in place in southern california?Cant people be more realistic i mean would someone get really in big trouble if not adhereing to that rule?I mean gay marriage is passing on ballots

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There is a certain Valley-centric belief that all the content, at least all the good and professional content is and has been shot in The Valley. It's just not true. The large majority of the content has been shot outside The Valley and outside LA for a long time, mainly distributed via the Internet. Some would have the opinion that most of the good content is also made outside LA.

Yes. Some producers have moved elsewhere and others have their eyes on alternative locations so far as I can discern.

It's hard to know how many people will get into trouble eventually and how serious that trouble will be. This issue is already in court and some major legal horsepower has been applied to challenging the law. Both federal and state courts sitting in California are notoriously protective of the entertainment industry, far more than in other areas less associated economically and culturally with movies and video. Until the wheel stops spinning and the ball comes to rest, there is no way to know how this will all play out.

Gay marriage? Don't see the connection to this issue, but remember, I'm typing this in Chicago, and maybe the connection is clearer in North Hollywood.

All the best,

JD

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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