Proposition 60 was a very divisive California ballot initiative on the November 8th, 2020 ballots that would have allowed the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Agency to prosecute a civil enforcement action whenever a condom isn’t visibly visible in an adult film. The initiative failed miserably. Let’s look at the details of the proposition.
Proposal 60 proposed a civil lawsuit against any person who intentionally advertises, manufactures, or promotes a movie that depicts a person engaging in sex with a condom missing from the scene. Proponents of this law argued that such companies are liable for selling films depicting adults engaging in sexual activities in which the condom has been absent from the scene. Opponents claimed that an adult film can’t contain a scene that shows people engaging in sex without a condom.
Proponents of the initiative
Proponents of the initiative also argued that this law protects citizens’ privacy rights by making it illegal to advertise that a condom is present in a film without showing it. It was estimated that over a million California households and many businesses and other public entities would suffer financial losses if this law was enacted.
Proposition 60 failed by a large margin. The initiative was opposed by Hollywood studios, pornographers, and other businesses. Many of these businesses testified against the proposal, stating that it would have cost them millions of dollars and would require them to lose thousands of customers. Others testified that they would be forced to remove condom commercials or cut back on the amount of condom use in their movies, leaving them unable to pay their expenses.
Proponents also alleged that it is too vague to be of any practical value to the public. The process of obtaining compensation type of lawsuit has too many loopholes. Proponents said they were disappointed in the result but will continue to put a condom-free industry in place.
Our law firm represents
Our law firm represents a company in Los Angeles that produces adult movies. The company believes that if Prop 60 passes, it could result in the loss of thousands of jobs in the adult film industry. Therefore, we believe that the law firm is right in advising its clients to refrain from distributing adult films featuring a condom absent scene until new legislation is passed that allows for an exemption for the industry.
Our law firm provides services to clients who are involved in adult film production. When we review films, many producers don’t adhere to the law and do not follow it closely. We believe that this is because they do not want to be prosecuted, and we advise clients to take the following steps:
Our law firm strongly recommends that people who produce adult films agree with the company they work for that allows the company to comply with this requirement. Additionally, we advise clients to keep the law firm on their side by keeping our firm’s information about the agreement handy. There is a lawsuit against the law firm in the event, will have it available to represent them.
Our law firm also advises
Our law firm also advises our clients to create a list of their film producers and contact them to determine which producers they believe are most likely to be sued. Because some producers are more likely to be sued than others, our law firm often recommends that clients only work with producers that are not on the list.
As a client, you can also create an agreement law firm or obtain one on your own. which outlines your rights law and the procedures for obtaining a settlement if sued.
Our law firm also encourages its clients to be prepared before the state begins imposing a law on the adult film industry. We strongly recommend that clients get copies of any proposed bill set in the coming months. This will help clients make sure that they are aware of any changes that will need to be made to ensure that their production stays on track and comply with the state’s new requirements.