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2257 and Age Verification: Legal Issues and Best Practices

By: Barry Chase
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2257 and Age Verification: Legal Issues and Best Practices

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While Section 2257 is a U.S. law, it has international implications due to the global nature of the internet and digital content distribution. Producers outside the United States who target or distribute their content to a U.S. audience may also need to comply with these regulations.

Section 2257 and Age Verification: Best Practices

As a producer of adult content, it is essential to verify the age of all performers in your productions to comply with 2257 regulations. Age verification is a critical component of protecting your business and mitigating legal risks.

There are several best practices that producers can follow to ensure proper age verification. First and foremost, producers should obtain valid government-issued identification from all performers. This can include a driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification that includes a photo and date of birth.

In addition to obtaining identification, producers should also keep detailed records of the age verification process. This can include copies of the performer’s identification, as well as any additional documentation that verifies the performer’s age, such as birth certificates or school records.

Producers should also ensure that all performers in their productions are of legal age. This includes verifying the age of all performers who appear in the background or who may not have a speaking role in the production.

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To further protect their business, producers can also use age verification technologies, such as age verification software or services, to help confirm the age of performers. These technologies can help to streamline the age verification process and provide an additional layer of protection against legal risks.

It is also important to note that age verification is not just important for compliance with 2257 regulations, but also for protecting the safety and well-being of performers. By verifying the age of performers, producers can help to prevent underage performers from participating in adult content and ensure that all performers are of legal age and able to make informed decisions about their participation in adult content.

Overall, age verification is a critical component of compliance with 2257 regulations and protecting your business from legal risks. By following best practices and using age verification technologies, producers can help to ensure the safety and well-being of performers and ensure compliance with 2257 regulations.


  • Age verification is crucial for adult content producers, both for complying with Section 2257 regulations and for protecting their business against legal risks.
  • Producers must obtain and verify valid government-issued identification from all performers, which should include a photo and date of birth.
  • Keeping detailed records is essential, including copies of the performer’s ID and additional age-verification documents like birth certificates or school records.
  • Verifying the legal age of all performers, even those in background or non-speaking roles, is a critical step.
  • Employing age verification technologies, such as software or services, can streamline the process and provide additional legal protection.
  • Beyond legal compliance, age verification is key to ensuring the safety and well-being of performers and preventing the involvement of underage individuals in adult content.
  • ChaseLawyers offers expert legal guidance and representation in the adult entertainment industry, helping clients navigate the complexities of music and entertainment law.

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Barry Chase

Barry Chase, Esq., Senior Partner at ChaseLawyers®, is a distinguished figure in the realm of sports and entertainment law, offering Harvard-level representation that is both cost-sensitive and exceptional. An honors graduate of Yale College (Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Law School, Chase's illustrious career commenced at a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm, now known as Wilmer Hale. Here, he honed his expertise in Communications and First Amendment law, representing media titans such as CBS, the Times-Mirror Company, and Time, Inc. in pivotal Federal Communications Commission (FCC) matters.

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