Escorting, Porn, Business Formation And The Law: What You Don’t Know

This blog is specifically being written because I was approached yesterday about doing a blowbang and filming it. And of course, ya know with me, the blog ends up getting bigger and bigger. What I’m gonna do here is break it all down in “simplied” terms. So that you, the general public, can have a better understanding about it all. This is especially so, for those that just wanna continue to fuss about money and about providers rates being high. And also, for those that do not see “escorting” as being a legitment “business.” Being that I am personally dealing with all these plans that I have in the works for the very near future. I can now break down all of what I, personally am now facing, and just EXACTLY what’s at stake for me! So lets get started.

Escorting Is More Than Just “Heauxing”

The Old Days, Or At Least Mine…

I was 25 when I first got into doing sex work. I was going through my second divorce that was a very bad divorce, that had included a major bankruptcy, to tune of, almost a quarter of million. It was situation where I had to get out fast, that was abusive to me and my oldest son, who was 4 at the time. All of which he he had started stalking me among many other things that was happening all at that time. I had just met my best friend, now of 22 years. She was dating someone that was a co worker of my ex husbands. She happened to be escorting during that time. She worked for agency and did outcalls. Back then, we used pagers and pay phones. WE HAD A BLAST!! Go juke jointing at a well known blues bar in Baton Rouge, “The Corner Bar” Phil Bradys. That was our HOME! Lol We’d get drunk, tear up the dance floor, pagers would go off, and we’d go fuck the shit out of somebody. Tear’em up! LMAO. Back then, the agency screened (or so we thought), and we would just walked in, did our thing, and left. For her and I, we had codes that we used to page each other with for safety. She knew where I was at, and I knew where she was. That was back when Heidi Fliess in CA had gotten busted and blew a kiss into the camera. Well Syliva Landry, who had run an agency in Baton Rogue, did the same when she got busted. All this is around this time frame ok. I’ll tell the “rest of this story” later lol… THAT IS A STORY LOL Back then, we didn’t know that it was called, doing “outcalls” or having any acronoyoms for that matter. We did our thing, enjoyed the fuck out of it, and didn’t have to worry about so much…..welllll….

The Now Days

Personally speaking, for me, after technically being out of sex work for over 20 years, I had no idea about all the changes that had taken place within the adult industry. Back then, we were “escorts.” In Today’s world, escorting is on a WHOLE different meaning. Being an escort means being an instant porn “star.” And actually, back in Jan. of this year I had started writing about this. I’ll put that as Part 2 to this. Because for me, I was in total shock over instantly having a “fan” base, and being in the public. But not only that, this days, you HAVE TO HAVE SKILLS. It’s not just about “laying your back.” Computer skills, hell I’ve gone from barely knowing how to a computer on, especially with the PTSD issues that I now have, to having learn it ALL, down to having to know “something” about coding. Web Design, The skills you need to posses to “JUST” escort, is the equivalent of doing about 20 different jobs. Think on this, very literally each skill that is needed doing 20 different people’s ONE job, all at ONE TIME!!! Let’s not forget ALL THE LAWS THAT COME WITH PORN ESPECIALLY SINCE FOSTA/SESTA!!!!!

Having Creditials

Your Digital FootPrint

First, of all, if anybody approaches me to do any content and put it out there anywhere, PornHub, to sell it to every where, or anything. There are specifics that you have to follow that are LAW.  That if not followed, they carry stiff penalties that are felonies.

So, there is a lot to consider and to think about and to make sure on before anybody goes to jumping any guns. The first thing I’m going to look for if someone approaches me to do any content is gonna be your creditials. Being that a lot of people talk a lot of shit and blow smoke alot of smoke. Showing your digital footprint as is part of your credentials. This is another reason why I could not as much as I wanted to, I cannot delete Twitter. It’s my digital footprint. So, if you have a Twitter profile, like this guy from yesterday had, since 2014 and you only have 18 tweets and you’re not following who I am following or who they are following is following you or part of this adult industry circle that is not good thing. It does not show that you have a digital footprint at all. This is a HUGE RED FLAG!!!

Throwing A Name Out

When someone throws a name out, telling me who they have worked with. The first thing I’m going to do is go check that person out and talk with that person as well. I’m gonna find out IF they know you, how well ya’ll worked together and everything that I may need to look into that will give me comfort that you have been straight with me. So, if you are coming to me and expect me to just believe words and names that you have throw out to me. And NOT go behind you and check everything. Your absolutely cracy! This is a HUGE NO NO!!! AND A RED FLAG!

Just as it’s important for any Hobbiest to do his homework and research any provider that he may be interested in to see if she has any digital footprints, it’s holds the same here, but even more so. Because of the laws.

Business Formation

For those that may not have a clear understanding about our brand and logo. The steps that are taking that makes our digital footprint, our brand, logo and our reputation is all built within the specifics of “business formation”

Developing Your Brand and Logo

The watermark in my pictures, that mask, that mask that’s on the banner on my website. that is you knowing that when you see that mask that you know who that is, before you ever see me personally.  Like on the tab when you see that little square on the tab, that shows up for you to know who you’ve bookmarked. There are VERY specific steps that are taken when you are developing your brand and logo, who and what you represent, who and what you are about.

Familiarizing The Public With Your Brand

For example, putting the mask into the pictures, into the tab for when you pull up my website to bookmark it or the banner on my website. What this is doing is getting you familiar with my brand. It’s that symbol that I use to identify who I am. Just, like any other symbol that we see that has to do with the business. This is part of business formation.

So just think of it like the McDonald’s arches for example anything that McDonald’s does that puts them arches and places that logo onto anything. Before they do, they have to make damn sure everything’s on the up-and-up. Because of why? Think about it, just what would happen if their logo which is the McDonald’s arches the “M”, was on something that they had no idea about and then they sold bad hamburger meat. They would lose everything right? Not only their customers, but their reputation, the stock, their everything would plummet. And I’m stating this because I worked at McDonald’s three different times in my life LOL but I’m also trying to bring it down to an “everyday” level to where everybody can understand and get a grasp about what I’m trying to come across here and explain.

A Company’s Reputation

Reputation is everything in the the business world, it’s part of the basic fundamentals of business formation. This also holds true in the adult industry. So when someone is starting out whether it’s escorting, porn or camming or anything else anything that has to with sex work. Whatever decisions that are made, are VERY important and to coincide with the reputation that is built around the logo, that brand. And that takes A LOT of time to do.

The “Value” In Reputation

For example, and giving credit where it should be given, not only because it’s the right thing to do. But also per arrangement and the laws, It was Alex AnacondaXXX that had made sure that this was brought to my attention after working with him. And I want to say that he has been a great friend that has guided me over the course of more than a year now. And I’ve been very thankful for his guidance as well as his friendship throughout this time.

Another words, you are NOT going to want to put your brand with someone else’s brand that doesn’t have a good reputation. It then brings your value down. This is where you have to take a step back and take a look at it in a different way. Because at this point you’re not looking at it as a person. You’re looking at it as a business, that it really is. To go farther in what I, personally have to think about. Is the fact, that by working with Alex AnacondaXXX, I then, have to make sure that any decisions that I make, does NOT do anything that were to harm his business, or bring his value down. Because we have worked together and do plan on working together again. So I have to make sure that whatever decisions made based on that they will not hurt either one of our brands. Are you starting to see the importance a little bit?

The Business Startup Checklist

https://www.mycompanyworks.com/checklist.htm

Ok, so lets break it down. The steps that I am, Personally, looking at having to do RIGHT NOW,….being a heaux…yea I’d like to add that in there lol…Let’s take a look at what I’ve been bitching about having to do ..and havent gotten to it yet…hmmm I wonder why???

  1. Select A Name And Legal Structure
  2. Write A Business Plan
  3. Obtain Your Federal Employer Identifciation Number (FEIN)
  4. Open The Company Bank Account
  5. Lease Office, Warehouse or Retail Space (if not home based)
  6. Obtain License and Permits: Federal Permits, State License, Sales Tax Permits, and Business License
  7. Hire Employees (If Applicable)
  8. Setting Up Accounting And Record Keeping System
  9. Obtain Business Insurance
  10. Systemize and Organize (omg yea right i can’t do that shit now with all the time wasting who has time for this!!!)
  11. Develop A Business Identity
  12. Get The Word Out (Marketing and Sales)

Trademarking, Copyrighting and DBA (Doing Business As)

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/how-much-does-it-cost-to-trademark-a-business-name

LOL im just gonna quote the first paragraph and that’s it, this link right above is whole lot of information

Registering a trademark for a business name can help protect your brand and ensure that your competitors don’t use a similar name. State trademark registration is simple, relatively inexpensive, and offers some protection within your state. Federal trademark registration is more complex and costly, but it helps you protect and enforce your trademark nationwide, and provides numerous other benefits including the ability to use the ® symbol and protect your mark in federal court.

CopyRight Piracy and The DCMA

https://adultbizlaw.com/2012/10/08/porn-101-copyright-piracy-and-the-dcma/

it is vitally important that as a content producer that you copyright all of your content. Sending your content to the U.S. Copyright Office is rather easy. Usually my clients do it themselves. It is also rather inexpensive depending on the volume of content you want to copyright. You can even do it online through the U.S. Copyright Office’s website ( Please see: http://www.copyright.gov/eco/

Porn, Business Formation and THE Law

For a better a understanding I’m going farther. The fact that I brought up that I have worked with Alex AnacondaXXX was not only was to explain the importance of “just” throwing out a name, or having creditals or even reputation. It’s way much more than that. There’s legailities that are involved!!! Any time I mention about us working together. I have to make sure it’s spelled exactly how it’s copyrighted and trademarked. And if it’s not done correctly when I put this blog out, I could be hit with the DMCA copyright and trademark laws.

Let’s take a look at all the laws that have to be followed. We may be here for a long minute lol No matter what any hobbiest or the general public, for that matter, may think. Here’s the facts! Now remember, I am personally, RIGHT NOW, am in the process of all of these legalities right now. By law, there are guidelines that HAVE TO BE FOLLOWED!!!! If I don’t, I get slapped with lawsuits, major penalities and felony jail time. I can tell you now, I ain’t having none of that shit! lol

Website Laws

Your Privacy: It’s THE Law!

Prime example here, any provided that has a website you may see and you give your information to that provider under the privacy policies any GDPR laws, the California act tection of children act and the whole other 9 yards your privacy to collect any data funny at all we have to show purpose for collecting your data your private information we have to tell you how we’re going to do that that information how we store that information how long is capped. It is by law that if you ask for your data to see what is collected that we have to ensure that you are the correct person finish asking for that data to make sure your privacy is kept safe said there’s major steps that have to be taken in order to do this. This is a legal binding contract which means I am held accountable for your data it cannot be told to your wives your girlfriends sure whatever’s, or to anybody else for that matter this is the confidentiality agreement disclosure of your information ha we have 2 tell you how is disclosed specifically so all these screening excuses this one out the window abbys worries especially for a provider that owns website like I do I might many of us do it just went out the window doesn’t hold water or weight.

So that’s understanding the privacy policies, closer graymont the times of use times agreement for your data and how is how your data is dealt with.

Let’s Have A Look Into The Privacy Policy Laws

https://adultbizlaw.com/2012/10/19/porn-101-website-privacy-policies-and-why-you-need-one/

As of July 1, 2004 California Law requires that an operator of a commercial Web site or online service that collects personally identifiable information through the Internet about individual consumers residing in California… shall post its privacy policy conspicuously on its website…Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code 22575-22579.
Besides being legally mandated in California, accurate privacy policies increase consumer confidence and awareness. Some affiliate programs have specific requirements for their affiliate privacy policies. You should be aware of the agreements that you have with any third party and how these agreements impact your privacy policies.

The Requirements Of A Privacy Policy

The link above goes into more detail about your personal information. But let’s put it this way, I just popped the “I can’t screen with real world information because I’m married and need discretion” excuse. The reason why, not even your wives or girlfriends or whatevers can get this information and by law, I have to make sure that your personal information is secure and there are guidelines of providing you with your information. Showing that you are the person that is the right owner of that information. To make sure that it doesn’t get into the wrong hands!!!!!

Your privacy policy should: (1) Be posted in a conspicuous place; (2) Identify the categories of information your company collects from consumers; (3) Describe the categories of third parties who you share your customer information with; (4) If your company allows customers to store and update their personal information, you must post the process in which they do so; (5) Describe how you will notify consumers of any changes in your privacy policy and (6) State an effective date.

1. HOW WE COLLECT MEMBER, VISITOR OR USER INFORMATION

2. COOKIES

3. HOW WE USE AND SHARE DATA AND PERSONAL INFORMATION

4. CHANGING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

5. UPDATES AND REVISIONS TO THIS POLICY

6. EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS POLICY

More Privacy Laws: The GDPR Laws

https://adultbizlaw.com/2018/01/03/the-eus-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr-and-how-it-affects-you/

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest overhaul of EU data protection law in more than 20 years. It replaces the current EU Data Protection Directive and aims to create unified data protection legislation covering all individuals in the European Union. It will take effect on May 25, 2018.
GDPR is designed to increase the protection of personal data for all EU residents regardless of where it is collected or stored. The extraterritorial nature of the regulation will be felt globally, because all companies that capture data of EU residents will be required to comply with the legislation. Do you have customers in the European Union ? Then you will have to comply with the GDPR.

The application of this law to your business will be determined by what, if any, personal information you collect from your members/surfers.
“Personal data” is defined in the GDPR as any information relating to an person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person.
So in many cases online identifiers including IP address, cookies and so forth will now be regarded as personal data if they can be (or are capable of being) without undue effort linked back to the data subject.
Does your site request information of your members and or surfers that can be classified as personal ?
If you are concerned that your billing company or processor requests this information – be aware they will have to comply with the GDPR. If you do not request information from your surfers or members then you probably do not need to concern yourself with compliance. However, even if you collect email address through an online form, that may be considered personal data. A person’s online identity can also be considered personal data. For example, I am known as “pornlaw” on many social media accounts. It would not be difficult to identify me solely from that name so therefore, that would be considered personal data under the GDPR. What exactly is personal data is a complex question with no real answers at this point.

Just Passed: New Laws On Taking Online Payments

I havent read all of this yet, but this is now the new requirements you have to comply to in order to take online payments: From JotForm’s Blog

https://www.jotform.com/blog/psd2-compliance-payment-methods/

Now that the European Union’s revised Payment Services Directive — commonly known as PSD2 — has gone into effect, banks across the continent must work hand in hand with payment processors to ensure that online transactions are legitimate and secure.
This could ultimately be a boon or a bane for merchants, retailers, and other businesses with customers in Europe.
That’s because banks can reject online purchases if merchants use third-party payment processors that don’t comply with PSD2’s strong customer authentication requirements.
For the past few weeks, we’ve been updating our integrations with payment processors to ensure that businesses can collect money from cardholders in Europe through their JotForm payment forms.
We kicked off the PSD2 compliance process last month by ensuring that our Stripe integration could use 3D Secure 2.0 to authenticate a cardholder’s payment information after a JotForm form has been filled out and submitted.

Data shared with payment processors, such as a device’s geolocation information, IP address, and identification, is used to detect suspicious, abnormal, or fraudulent transactions.

The Copyright Laws

https://www.copyright.gov/title17/

There ya go, lol the link above that’s ALL THE LAWS ON COPYRIGHTS COVERING EVERYTHING! you can have at it lol.ok so i’ve done decided im not getting into all this, that link it tells ya everything you wanna know lol im not doing it lmao

Then you have to think about Copyright laws TM laws that’s part of business formation that’s legal binding as well, per the dmca laws.

So let’s take a small look at Copyright laws and porn. Per the Copyright laws anyone that is the creator of said art which goes which means pictures website videos books. anything that’s created, Steve one that creates it by default rights, has the copyrights to that creation what does that mean for the regular person like I didn’t know up until recently.

Want To Produce Porn? Know The Laws!!!

And this fits perfectly for this being that i was approached with this “blowbang” this dude wanted to film and when I stated talking “real.” Can you imagine that he started backpeddling. So basically I’m fixing break it all down for you!

Federal Record Keeping Requirements AKA 2257

https://adultbizlaw.com/2012/10/22/porn-101-18-u-s-c-2257-the-basics/

Basically the short end of it, is back when Traci Lords was doing all her films, when it was found out that she was a minor. The federal govenment stepped in and made laws with strict penalites mandating proof of age. Quoted from the porn law attorney,

Congress also immediately reacted to this and passed 18 U.S.C. section 2257 which was designed to prevent other minor age persons from appearing in sexually-explicit content. Section 2257, as it is referred to, places several requirements on those that act in and produce sex-explicit content. It is, without question, an all important piece of legislation that everyone in the adult entertainment business should be familiar with.

Here’s The Real Deal

What 2257 requires?
Any producer, whether primary or secondary, involved in the creation or commercial distribution of images that contain visual depictions of actual sexually explicit conductî must maintain certain records of those that perform in that visual depiction.
What is actual sexually explicit conduct?
(A) Sexual intercourse of any kind, including oral and even between same sex partners;
(B) Bestiality;
(C) Masturbation;
(D) Sadistic and/or masochistic behavior;
(E) Sexually explicit content meant to arouse.
Who is a producer?
(A) Anyone that produces, manufactures, publishes any book, magazine, periodical, film, video, or other similar matter and yes, websites are included in this list.
When did it take effect?
(A) It is in effect and has been for any new content made after July 3, 1995.
What do I have to do as a producer?
If you are a producer of content you must create and maintain the following records;
(A) The legal name of each performer obtained by the examination of an identification document;
(B) The date of birth of each performer obtained by the examination of an identification document;
(C) Any name, other than the performer’s legal name ever used by the performer, including the performer’s maiden name, alias, nickname, stage name or professional name;
(D) For any content produced after May 26, 1992, such names shall be indexed by the title or identifying number of the book, magazine, film, videotape or other matter and again websites are included in this;
(E) Keep copies of all the identification documents that have been examined separated from all other records.
What constitutes identification?
(A) A state or federally issued ID that bears the photograph, name and birthday of the performer.
What do I have to do as a performer?
(A) Have 2 forms of identification issued by a state or federal government showing your legal name, birth date and photograph;
(B) Have a list of all your stage names, professional names, nicknames or alias that you have used in the adult entertainment business over your entire career;
While it is not required I would also provide any producer/director the following as well;
(C) A list of all the titles of the video/DVD, magazine and website performances you have been in.
Where and for how long do I have to keep the records?
(A) At the producer’s place of business;
(B) The place of business must be a street address not a PO Box;
(C) The records shall be maintained for as long as the producer remains in business;
(D) If the producer ceases to remain in business, he or she shall still continue to maintain these records for a period of 5 years.
Labeling requirements under 2257…
(A) A statement must be affixed to every copy of the book, magazine, periodical, film/video, website or other matter that shows the title or identifying number of that publication and;
(B) The date of the production, manufacture, publication, reproduction or reissuance of the matter and;
(C) A street address at which the records can be made available;
(D) The person responsible for maintaining the records;
(E) The name of the corporation/legal entity as well.
What can happen if I violate 2257?
(A) Violation of 2257 is a felony and those found guilty of such shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years and/or pay a fine;
(B) A second offense is punishable by imprisonment of not more than 10 years, but not less than 2 years and/or a fine;

….And Who Said “Heauxing” Was About Sex?????

I don’t know about ya’ll, but my ass is tired as hell now with all this I haven’t had any sex today. Who says that being a Heaux was all laying on our backs????? Im sure today’s lesson is more than enough for today.

Saying You Don’t Want It To Be About Money, You Just Made it About Money

First of all, i’d like to bring this up. For those men out there that the first thing that you may say “I dont want it to be about money” Do you realize that by you saying that, and ESPECIALLY being that, that was first sentence that out of your mouth….that YOU JUST MADE IT ABOUT MONEY!!! I don’t know if you realize that or not. i mean, ya know when im just talking with someone and i mean ya know this site isnt just this community, theres alot of information about alot of things in this site. and i mean IM PROUD OF IT ya know, when i go to just show someone this site and for anyone to take it about any kind of way, not to mention the fact i state “hey this is mine, i made this, how you like it” ya know just kinda showing it off and then someone just has to say that one sentence…smh….thats not what i was doing, i was proud of what ive created, and that just …shoot me down. it’s a turn off, thats a turn off for any woman. i dont know if you realize that or not, but there ya go.

You Are NOT Paying For Sex!!!!

Secondly, I know how you men are, and I get that!!! ok so there’s no justifying on paying for pussy. But guess what?!!! YOU ARE NOT PAYING FOR SEX!!! THIS IS A HUGE MISCONCEPTION!!! LET ME SAY THIS AGAIN,….YOU AER NOT PAYING FOR SEX! So just what are you paying for huh? well lets quickly try to explain this. For example, and this ended up being the last straw for me, the reason why i raised my rates,When i paid 6 months worth on ONE screening program in THREE months time. Because that program is based off of having a certain amount of screening credits per month. And because of all the liars that just couldnt help themselves and wanna waste time. and MONEY with it coming out of my pocket. All these little extra perks that most of you think come with all this, that actually doesnt. That’s part of the rates, in reality. Photo shoot sessions, the lingerie you want us to wear, all of it takes money, and all these laws….it all takes money to do all of these things that we do for you. So in reality, all the supplies, the encryptions …i pay $20 more a month on jot form to make sure like i have to by law, i have ensure that your data is safe, all these things, they cost money, yes they are business expenses. yes this what part of what any customer pays for….ya know when we buy anything, it’s way more than involved that what meets the eye. So, to help to account where all this goes, because its like we are sitting here, and jsut pocketing this money from “laying on our backs” ok….This is work. and a business. that needs to seen just as it is. a business.

On The Subject About Blackmail

I’m gonna bring one last point here, this fear of anyone blackmailing anyone with your personal information, This MYTH that has been conjurned up in someones mind and then from there it spread like wildfire. Here’s the facts. I’ve been in this business off and on for 22 yrs now, and i have not heard of any facts to back this up!!! Not only that, but these laws are there for a reason and i do believe that I have just debunked this issue. If someone comes to me and lays facts down on the table, I will definitely admit my wrong. But I just don’t see any provider that is serious about her shit, going through all the laws, and risking EVERYTHING that she has put into this, over …..what???!!! maybe a mere couple of hundred dollars….thats a fucking drop in the bucket, that aint shit compared to she has put involved into her business!!! THATS FACT!

Ending Statement

Ok So I’ve gone over how your screening information is by law, something we have to make sure is secure, i have gone over, hell, online payments and being in compliance to take online payments, i’ve also debunked the myth of fearing blackmail, the laws of producing porn, copyrights and trademarks, business formation and all the things that i’m looking at having to do right now. I have accounted where your money goes…..All IN LESSON 1 OF PORN LAW AND BEING A HEAUX!

I’m sure that todays lesson has worn you out, it has me lol. I hope that this helps to ease anxieties about some of these worries and i mean, honestly especially like me for example, ive gone through 5 websites now, thats an inviestment in itself, im gonna tell ya, i dont fuck with you and your life, hell, im not risk everything that ive put into to. I had someone email me recently and made the statement that i mustve put in 1000s of hours on just this website alone…..this is all I do!!! I live and breath this website and helping yall to understand the things that we have to look at. I mean yesss i have put in THAT MANY hours plus and trying to help everyone out. The laws on the adult industry are strict and they change daily. it’s alot to keep up with beleive me. I hope this helps

much love and licks

Rogue

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