Adult Film/Webcam Model


Question
Hello, I am looking to be a webcam model, where I dance nude while customers pay per minute to watch. I will work on a site as an independent contractor.
Is this legal in the state of Ohio?

Answer
Alison,

First, I assume you are least 18 years old - if not, you cannot engage in this activity.

In general, the answer is yes, provided that you are not performing any acts on cam that would be considered "obscene." You can view the Ohio status on this here: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2907.32.

There may be other elements of the website where you plan on working that could present problems, so without seeing that site's terms, I cannot give you a more complete answer.  

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Dan Pepper

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Lawyer representing adult industry businesses and entertainers, and can answer questions related to:

How to start an adult film business or adult website LEGALLY.

What laws to be concerned about with getting into the adult entertainment industry.

What terms and conditions do you need on your adult website.

How to comply with 18 USC 2257 - the federal record keeping requirements.

What forms and agreements do you need for models and crew.

How to deal with copyright and trademark laws.

Before asking your question, I recommend visiting adultwebsitelawyer.com and requesting a copy of the Top 6 Considerations of Starting an Adult Entertainment Business. You may find your question answered there.

I ALSO DO NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM MALES INTERESTED IN STARRING IN ADULT FILMS.

Experience

I have been practicing law since 1994, and have represented numerous businesses and entertainers in the adult entertainment industry as the managing member of Pepper Law Group, LLC, at adultwebsitelawyer.com. My firm also operates 2257Sentry, one of the industry's leading 18 USC 2257 custodian record keeping services for producers of adult content.

Organizations
Free Speech Coalition, Frequent speaker at adult industry events including the Internext Expo and Exxxotica New York; interviewed in AVN Online; regular contributor to XBiz World

Publications
XBiz World AVN Online

Education/Credentials
BA in Political Science, JD (law degree)

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