October 17, 2003 01:12pm
Latest From ASACP & a Review of Last Year
by: Company Press Release
First of all, ASACP wishes to thank you for your ongoing support for the last seven years. It is sad to say that child pornography still exists on the Internet, however, because of your concern about child pornography, ASACP has been able to help the industry make a difference.
Since government investigations can take a long time, people occasionally ask, "Does reporting child pornography to ASACP really make a difference or are the reports just going into a black hole?" Sometimes it feels like this, even for the staff at ASACP. However, rest assured that with the enhanced relationship with the FBI-LA, NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children), and now with Inhope.org, the ASACP hotline is becoming more effective in its mission (ASACP.org/press/press1003.html).
ASACP posts the latest news about ASACP on its press page (ASACP.org/pressreleases.html), so please check out this page a few times a month.
People have asked us to review ASACP's accomplishments for the last year. So much has happened at ASACP since August '02 that we thought it would be easier just to provide a summary with links to the detailed press releases:
Reviews between 3,000 -4,000 of suspected child pornography per month
*Reports over 100 sites per month to the F.B.I., the NCMEC and when relevant Inhope.org members
*Recruited industry leaders
Aly Drummond, Python
Alec Helmy, Xbiz
Tom Hymes, AVNOnline
Gary Kremen, Sex.com
Bill Lyon, FSC
Jeff Southworth, Epoch
*Established enhanced Code of Ethics (ASACP.org/membership.html)
*Developed Best Practices (ASACP.org/press/press0803.html)
*Government Agencies/Organizations Relations
*Established direct contact with FBI (ASACP.org/press/press0303.html)
*Obtained two letters from FBI (ASACP.org/press/press0403a.html)
*Established direct contact with NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Child)
*Established contact with ICRA (ASACP.org/press/press0403.html)
*Invited to attend and speak at INHOPE (ASACP.org/press/press0903a.html)
*Recruited CTO to automate reviewing procedures
*Offered Sponsorship program
*Offered Approved Membership program
*Offered Supporting Resource program
*Attended five tradeshows (AWE, Cybernet, Internext-LV, Phoenix, Internext-FL).
*Spoke at AWE and Internext-LV.
*Wrote 'ASACP Guidelines for Safely Surfing The Internet'
*Wrote "Confusion Exists: "What Is Child Pornography?"
Media Coverage (ASACP.org/pressreleases.html)
Interviewed by Fox 11 News (LA) for segment in October '03
Guest on Tdavid radio show
Guest on KSEX radio
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Approved Member Program
As mentioned in the last ASACP Newsletter, the Advisory Council revised the membership application to more clearly reflect the ASACP mission (ASACP.org/membership.html).
Now 34 Approved Members with over 90 sites and still growing...
Sponsors currently finance the operations of ASACP, so we want to thank all its Sponsors:
AVN Online (AVNOnline.com)
Helmy Enterprises (Xbiz.com)
Advertising Revenue Service (AdvertisingRevenueService.com)
VideoSecrets (vs.com) - new Sponsor
Adam & Eve (AdamEve.com)
CapitalBucks (CapitalBucks.com) - new Sponsor
Cybersocket (Cybersocket.com) - new Sponsor
NicheBucks - new Sponsor
If you are interested in sponsoring ASACP's efforts, please email Joan@ASACP.org.