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  1. Cape Town
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    23 Feb '16 09:22
    Originally posted by whodey
    Should the state stick its nose in and force them to do whatever?
    Its a complicated situation. Clearly the porn industry is one in which exploitation and health risks are a major problem. However, over regulation tends to result in the industry going underground and thus having no regulation. In this case it seems that a balance has been found with negotiation from the participants in the industry. The state did not force them 'to do whatever'.

    What's your opinion? Should the porn industry be totally unregulated? Should all industry be unregulated? Do you have an argument to back up the opinion or were you hoping to rely on the lie in the OP to make the claim?
  2. Cape Town
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    23 Feb '16 09:27
    Originally posted by whodey
    So let me get this straight, if you pay for sex you get arrested, but add a camera then all you need are goggles and a rubber?
    You just can't stop lying even when you are caught red handed.

    Let me help you get it straight:
    If you pay for sex, you get arrested. If you get out a camera, you can get paid to have sex - which is perfectly legal.
  3. Germany
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    23 Feb '16 16:09
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Its a complicated situation. Clearly the porn industry is one in which exploitation and health risks are a major problem. However, over regulation tends to result in the industry going underground and thus having no regulation. In this case it seems that a balance has been found with negotiation from the participants in the industry. The state did not for ...[text shortened]... gument to back up the opinion or were you hoping to rely on the lie in the OP to make the claim?
    It's not complicated at all - just let people decide for themselves what risks they want to take as consenting adults. Inform people of the risks and make sure no one is forced to work in any particular industry.
  4. The Catbird's Seat
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    23 Feb '16 17:29
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Its a complicated situation. Clearly the porn industry is one in which exploitation and health risks are a major problem. However, over regulation tends to result in the industry going underground and thus having no regulation. In this case it seems that a balance has been found with negotiation from the participants in the industry. The state did not for ...[text shortened]... gument to back up the opinion or were you hoping to rely on the lie in the OP to make the claim?
    You make some good points. I think that some rules are justified, but the more rules are made, if the product is in demand, the rules will tend to be ignored.

    The short answer is that prohibitions of desired goods just create more crimes and more criminals.
  5. Cape Town
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    24 Feb '16 07:42
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    It's not complicated at all - just let people decide for themselves what risks they want to take as consenting adults. Inform people of the risks and make sure no one is forced to work in any particular industry.
    So government should not insist that the medical industry makes Xray technicians wear the special badge that measures your exposure to Xrays. Just let the people decide for themselves? I guess you are right in that the way to resolve it is allow workers in the porn industry to sue for compensation should they suffer any workplace injuries including contracting diseases.
  6. Germany
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    24 Feb '16 07:51
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    So government should not insist that the medical industry makes Xray technicians wear the special badge that measures your exposure to Xrays. Just let the people decide for themselves? I guess you are right in that the way to resolve it is allow workers in the porn industry to sue for compensation should they suffer any workplace injuries including contracting diseases.
    Why would x-ray technicians not want to wear such a badge? There is no conflict of interests here.
  7. Cape Town
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    24 Feb '16 10:35
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Why would x-ray technicians not want to wear such a badge? There is no conflict of interests here.
    I am just wondering whether government should be involved at all, and if the industry does not provide the badges, could the technicians sue their employers?
    There doesn't have to be a conflict of interest for us to explore whose responsibility is what.
  8. Standard memberDeepThought
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    24 Feb '16 13:04
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    It's not complicated at all - just let people decide for themselves what risks they want to take as consenting adults. Inform people of the risks and make sure no one is forced to work in any particular industry.
    The problem with that is that in the US porn stars find that if they make statements contradicting the industries' policies they find themselves not getting parts. It's that they are forced not to work that's the problem.
  9. The Catbird's Seat
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    24 Feb '16 18:13
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    The problem with that is that in the US porn stars find that if they make statements contradicting the industries' policies they find themselves not getting parts. It's that they are forced not to work that's the problem.
    If force or fraud has been used, government has a role to play. If informed adults made choices that they later regret, well we've all done that.
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