JustFor.fans (JFF) recently announced the launch of its Model Release Center. Press material from the site is calling the Model Release Center “a revolutionary new productivity feature that securely stores important legal information to benefit the site’s content creators.”
The document repository — Model Release Center — supports a centralized record-keeping catalogue of model releases, IDs and 2257 paperwork for every sexually explicit scene shown on the JFF site. The producer (model) who uploaded the documents can retrieve them at any time. JFF delivers these documents via email, as they are not accessible via a web browser.
“While JFF does not require documentation, US law requires that adult content producers — our models — maintain records that prove models’ age and consent at the time of shooting,” said JFF founder Dominic Ford.
“We are providing a convenient, secure way for our models to store these forms should they ever need them or should we ever have to ask for them because of a dispute or change in the future laws,” Ford continued. “But I want to repeat that we do not require this documentation under current US law.”
Model Releases: Things to think about
This Model Release Center is an interesting, creator-centered tool that JFF is providing. I’m curious to know more about the repository is secured and what happens if you decide to ever remove your documents and/or your content from the site. Certainly there is protocol in place, but I’d love to know more about what it is. (That info was not in the press release.)
It’s fascinating in a sort of sick and frustrating way to consider the history of 2257 and the documentation that’s been required over time by US law. The onus of responsibility here, per law, is on the content producer. This is why, as Ford points out multiple times, the platform/JFF does not require this type of documentation — but boy-oh-boy as a content producer you sure had better keep track of that stuff for yourself.
Now, I am not a lawyer (obvs), so any further questions about this should be directed to an attorney who knows about this stuff. Also, pro tip: Just because a person is an attorney does not make them an expert on law as it’s relevant to the industry. Just like MD doctors don’t know every single aspect of medicine — like, a neurosurgeon is not a gastroenterologist, vice versa and so on — there’s no way for a single attorney to know everything about law, especially when there are so many weird loops and twirls that adult content production is subject to.
Thus, to put it plainly, may sure to ask an attorney that knows about the adult industry when you ask your questions. That’s my PSA for the day!
To locate the Model Release Center feature on the JFF site, locate Media Center, then Other Actions and then scroll to Model Releases/IDs.
NEW: Model Release Center
Optionally store releases, 2257s, etc.
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