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Re: Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA)
« Reply #15 on: 23 March 2018, 10:37:01 pm »
Directories: running away very fast from any US presence. I'm not at all surprised AW has, for example, even if they're (probably) UK based. Backpage are probably very grateful they're not rentboy.com (male site, owners in handcuffs) but not about to take the chance of missing some dodgy ad.

Well.. who on earth opens a huge male escort directory (rentboy) with headquarters in middle Manhattan?? I mean... what..where..they..thinking? On the other hand Adultwank is based in Belize and EROS guide did the smart move last year from North carolina to switzerland, both tax heavens were  they cannot get extradited to the US.
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« Reply #16 on: 24 March 2018, 12:56:45 pm »
AW may be legally owned by some Belize setup, but it's not run from there, the beneficial owners aren't there, and we have an extradition treaty with the USA...
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Re: Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA)
« Reply #17 on: 24 March 2018, 01:14:23 pm »
AW may be legally owned by some Belize setup, but it's not run from there, the beneficial owners aren't there, and we have an extradition treaty with the USA...

Sorry, i was wrong,  According to AW's website aw is owned by a Hong Kong company and operated by a company in malta (same people, 2 companies :-). tax heaven deluxe. but I doubt anyone knows what their true location is as Both addresses are virtual offices. I am sure there are a lot more fake addresses to hide their exact whereabouts.
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« Reply #18 on: 26 March 2018, 12:34:19 am »
There's mentions that this bill will be challenged in court and found unconstitutional,

I hope so! And in the meantime, it may not be enforced during the judicial process.
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Re: Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA)
« Reply #19 on: 07 April 2018, 10:16:54 am »
If this keep up adultwork will be shutdown in the uk.

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« Reply #20 on: 07 April 2018, 10:44:02 am »
how is slixa.com and eros.com affected

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« Reply #21 on: 07 April 2018, 10:47:00 am »
If this keep up adultwork will be shutdown in the uk.

No point panicking till it happens. In the meantime it?s always good to have a Plan B. My plans for touring Singapore are well and truly fucked now but I will research the world and if I can no longer work here I will be prepared.

May well go back to brothels and newspapers.
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« Reply #22 on: 07 April 2018, 11:46:44 am »
May well go back to brothels and newspapers.
I agree that we have to be resourceful but this would be going backwards.
We can't just let them take our freedom (or whatever version of freedom we still have now). Fuck no.

Do you remember this thing when Sadiq Khan banned an advert with a girl in the bikini on the tube?
THIS IS HOW IT'S HAPPENING. One by one small action, boiling frogs until we're all cooked.

From what I read online yesterday, SESTA/ FOSTA was specifically aimed at Backpage, but with closing down Craigslist personals/ Reddit and other sites I can't see Eros and Slixa operating much longer, at least in the US.
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« Reply #23 on: 07 April 2018, 05:12:29 pm »
Yes this is devastating for the US sex workers. It could affect us here in the UK if we have websites hosted on .com or any US website building/hosting services... I'm gonna have to figure something out cause I do :'( :'( Also it could effect sex work twitter accounts. I'm just leaving mine as it is for now tho... not sure there is any point trying to 'clean it up' would prop be easier just to start again.

 I do not think adult work will close down for escort ads in the UK as it's only US sites effected and as stated on an earlier post they aren't located in the US. I think adult work is safe unless they put in the same law here but I very much doubt it/hope not.

This law will make sex work in the US far more dangerous and push it back underground :( so Trump will just put back sex worker rights and safety by like 50 years... well done  :FF :FF

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« Reply #24 on: 07 April 2018, 05:16:26 pm »
Yes this is devastating for the US sex workers. It could affect us here in the UK if we have websites hosted on .com or any US website building/hosting services... I'm gonna have to figure something out cause I do :'( :'( Also it could effect sex work twitter accounts. I'm just leaving mine as it is for now tho... not sure there is any point trying to 'clean it up' would prop be easier just to start again.

 I do not think adult work will close down for escort ads in the UK as it's only US sites effected and as stated on an earlier post they aren't located in the US. I think adult work is safe unless they put in the same law here but I very much doubt it/hope not.

This law will make sex work in the US far more dangerous and push it back underground :( so Trump will just put back sex worker rights and safety by like 50 years... well done  :FF :FF

Yep all this.  Major panic on Twitter as many US advertising sites shut down.

I can?t see why AW would be affected, unless they have servers etc in the US, can?t remember where they are actually based, think it?s some island somewhere.

Lots of people including outside of the US are doing major clean ups of their Twitter accounts, myself included.

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« Reply #25 on: 07 April 2018, 05:35:49 pm »
AW must make SO much money I rec they would protect themselves even if they had any poss links to US servers. However I really don't think the site is hosted in the US, it says in the help section the website contact is in Malta.... And most of the users and providers are UK based I rec so don't think it's gonna be effected.

What are you doing to your twitter? I don't really see the point in having it without my website attached  ???  I did read a thing about bulk deleting tweets about realtime meets but then I would be deleting most of my twitter  ::) ::) I don't post any nude pics or pics that can be considered porn I haven't for a few years now. I did consider making a back up acc tho that looks more vanilla like a normal girls acc, maybe I should do that  :-\

I do really feel for the US girls I would be fucked if all my sites and AW disappeared overnight  :'(
 

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« Reply #26 on: 07 April 2018, 05:49:33 pm »
Before we all start panicking about "is my site hosted in the US", this act is aimed at DIRECTORIES, primarily Backpage. This is after a number of cases where trafficked girls have been advertised on BP.

If you are advertising YOURSELF on your OWN website then there is no way this law can affect you.

That said, hosting companies can always make decisions to disallow adult content, which is why it's important to always have a backup of your site.
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« Reply #27 on: 07 April 2018, 06:32:30 pm »
AW must make SO much money I rec they would protect themselves even if they had any poss links to US servers. However I really don't think the site is hosted in the US, it says in the help section the website contact is in Malta.... And most of the users and providers are UK based I rec so don't think it's gonna be effected.

What are you doing to your twitter? I don't really see the point in having it without my website attached  ???  I did read a thing about bulk deleting tweets about realtime meets but then I would be deleting most of my twitter  ::) ::) I don't post any nude pics or pics that can be considered porn I haven't for a few years now. I did consider making a back up acc tho that looks more vanilla like a normal girls acc, maybe I should do that  :-\

I do really feel for the US girls I would be fucked if all my sites and AW disappeared overnight  :'(

Bulk deleting is going on; and selective deleting of certain words that are sex or escort related, which Americans tend to do on websites at any rate anyway. Its not about deleting website links.

We are lucky in the UK, but US Providers are reporting their websites disappearing, and certain website design sites going down overnight.

My website provider has told me that in the UK there?s no sign of anything happening to .com domains in terms of losing the registration, but that it?s always been a risk with them....

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Re: Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA)
« Reply #28 on: 08 April 2018, 12:07:32 am »
AW must make SO much money.....  However I really don't think the site is hosted in the US,

According to the website Who-Hosts dot com, AW is hosted with GoDaddy. And GoDaddy is an american company.

But they have a branch in UK with servers in UK. So I guess (maybe I hope would be the appropriate wording ;) ) AW does business with the UK version of GoDaddy.

But since the company is headquartered in the United States, has customers in the United States and advertises American providers, I think the situation is still worrying.



Before we all start panicking about "is my site hosted in the US", this act is aimed at DIRECTORIES, primarily Backpage.....


For now, yes.

 But they start by catching the big fish and then they may want to focus on the little ones.

The only thing needed for the Justice Department to be interested in a specific website is that there is a complaint.

This could be a complaint from:
  • a frustrated customer,
  • an escort jealous of you
  • a "virtuous" person stumbled on your website by chance,
  • a puritanical feminist (the kind of woman unable to find a man who would like to make love with her for free),
  • etc.


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« Reply #29 on: 10 April 2018, 03:44:59 pm »
I just read a very interesting article:


What the FOSTA/SESTA Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Means. And what it means for sex workers.

www.teenvogue.com/story/fosta-sesta-anti-sex-trafficking-bill
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