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    Hosting an Adult Website

    Hi, My Wife and I are looking to start a Husband and Wife Adult website. We are planning on providing videos and pictures of us and us alone in an Adult Website. We have already completed most of the initial videos we want to start with along with similar video clips/pictures. At this point the few things that we are wondering is…
    #1) The laws involved in hosting our adult material.
    #2) Can we block access to the United States from our Website? Only serve to overseas clients? We’re trying to say as anonymous as possible.
    #3) How is or can our video and picture material be transported to the site?
    #Any information you may have will be helpful. My Wife and I Plan on making this a reality but also plan on doing it in a way that won’t break any laws or make us famous( in a bad way). Thanks for your time.

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    1. adult content is legal as long as you're not showing any violence or animal brutality, and as long as everyone is 18+ but you'll have to contact a local attorney for further info as the law differs from state to state and even city to city.

    2. as for blocking access from US, you'll have a harder time since there are a LOT of ranges of IPs and you may end up leaving a good amount of them unblocked.

    3. as often as you want I guess, it's your site.

    4. don't think this thread belongs in "running a web hosting business"

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    Honestly man there is no real fool-proof way to block access to the United States. If you are worried about your video being watched by the wrong people, don't put it online.

    Hell if the videos are good enough they will become public and there isn't anything you can do about it.

    For example, lets say you do ban US IP's. Some guy in Indonesia likes your video, rips it off your site, uploads it to YouPorn. Game over, now the entire world will watch your video and more than likely people you know will view them.

    Don't do it if your are not ready for the humiliation.
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    Figured I may as well chime in here:

    1. Adult content is heavily regulated in the U.S. If your business is U.S. based, registered in the U.S., and serving its content out of U.S. servers, you really need to look into soe serious ocompliance. Njoker555 had it right that it is completely state by state on this one, from the creation of the adult content to the selling of it.

    2. Blocking U.S. viewers is tough, and your site manager will have a lot of work cut out for him, but you can do it, up to like 95% probably...but why would you block probably your largest revenue source?

    If #3 is really your question...you need to speak with whomever is building your site. Most likely you'll do it through some sort of FTP protocol, as http isn't meant to handle that kind of file size.
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  5. you can try to find some Anonymous Hosting Providers, and if you want to "BAN" users from USA you can user some GEOIP Script with your website to detect US ppl and dont allow the access.

    Quote Originally Posted by RipRodd View Post
    #3) How is or can our video and picture material be transported to the site?
    You can send all your files via FTP to the server and show your videos on the web with any "FLASH EMBBEBED PLAYER" for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptohosting View Post
    For example, lets say you do ban US IP's. Some guy in Indonesia likes your video, rips it off your site, uploads it to YouPorn. Game over, now the entire world will watch your video and more than likely people you know will view them.
    This. Once something is posted on the internet,it is pretty safe to say it is there forever. This happens a lot with teenagers and facebook. There is a picture of them doing something humiliating, they delete it but little do they know someone else has saved the image.
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    Thank's everyone for answering my questions. I do understand that once it's on the internet it going to go everywhere no matter whats blocked. The blocking thing was something I was just toying with anyways so it's no big deal if I can't or if doing so won't really do anything for me. As far as state to state laws, I'm in Wisconsin...not the bible belt so I would think I'm ok but I will check with a laywer before anything goes across the internet.

    Now as far as not wanting to do something humiliating that would come back to us...lets just say makeup and costumes work very well.

    Thanks again guys...

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    Are you going to make your own site or have you found a script to use?

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    I think having an adult website and such would be extremely difficult. There seems to be a large amount of rules and guidelines to follow (which their should be).

    Personally if I where you I would find a wonderful web designer and developer to create the look / feel of your website along with custom coding. DO NOT copy what other websites have done. You will need to find your own edge to be successful. Best of luck!
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    i agree with you The-Pixel as i have people running adult content on my servers and it needs to be their own and unique to get noticed in my opinion...

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