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Attorney Responds to Proposed 2257 Amendments


CHICAGO – Attorney J.D. Obenberger, responding  Monday to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) proposed amendments to Section 2257 regulating the adult Internet, accused the DOJ of preserving ambiguity in the regulatory scheme that affects webmasters and content producers.

He said the proposed amendments would “[burden] the creation and expression of erotic works far beyond what is reasonable, far beyond what is necessary for the protection of children and far beyond what is constitutionally permissible,” creating a “monster” of ambiguity.

Obenberger, who frequently writes and speaks for the adult Internet concerning legal issues and advises clients regarding compliance with Section 2257, attacked the proposal on four fronts.

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