Joe Francis, of "Girls Gone Wild" fame, and his company were recently fined a combined $2.1 million for violating federal record-keeping requirements for sexually explicit material -- the first time prosecutors have enforced the penalty provisions. The common assumption has been that the law applied only to adult entertainment, but last year saw increased pressure and a move to expand the law's scope. Katherine A. Fallow and Scott B. Wilkens of Jenner & Block examine the implications for mainstream media.
Government Gone Wild: Regulations for 'Explicit' Materials Move Into the Mainstream
Special to Law.com
February 20, 2007