June 22, 2005 12:00am
2much.net Announces Dynamic 2257 Compliancy
by: Company Press Release
(MONTREAL, QUEBEC) -- Live video chat site creator 2much.net has "With great reluctance" adjusted its LiveCamNetwork 1.9 platform to comply with new revisions to the 2257 regulations which were introduced by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales last month.
"We say with great reluctance because this version of the regulations is obviously meant to harass and annoy the adult industry rather than ferret out child pornography," said Mark Prince, 2much.net president.
The problem is particularly onerous for the Canadian company which would be violating that country's personal privacy laws by distributing the identities of its performers to the webmasters who operate a LiveCamNetwork 1.9 platform.
"We had to resolve that by getting the European and Canadian performers to sign a permission to use their identities to allow them to appear on American sites," said Prince.
Also completely re-written and updated were performer registration pages.
The company's problems were further compounded by the fact that they create live video chat sites - whose each and every private, pay-chat session must be recorded and preserved in an indexable format for up to seven years.
"We solved that, actually all our problems. Thanks to our upgrade, LiveCamNetwork 2.0, actually, we were able to resolve all of the challenges posed by 2257," Prince said.
The company had to once again stop construction of their oft-delayed software upgrade in order to strip portions of it out and integrate them to LiveCamNetwork 1.9.
"Now, we can dynamically upload the 2257 information of any performer from any site to any site should those webmasters choose to enable performers from our MBase," said Prince.
The MBase is the company's innovative live content pool, which is formed by the performers of its various client-sites being shared out and made available to appear on any of the other sites the company has built.
"That way, you can start a new site with no performers, no studios, but a fully populated chat-hostess selection menu," said Prince. "It's more of a plug-out feed, rather than a plug-in."
2much has announced that it will be fully compliant and back to business as usual by deadline, June 23rd.
"We did all this knowing that it will probably be for nothing," said a company spokesperson. "Within a year or a little longer most of these regs will be removed or the whole 2257 section stricken by the Supreme Court, whose job it is to protect the Constitution of the United States. It's a question of time."
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