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Why is X-Art lying about its models’ ages?

No, I don’t claim that X-Art’s models are underage: I don’t have a proof. Neither do I enjoy the litigation privilege to accuse first, prove later.

One of the top X-Art’s models is Marketa Stroblova, a.k.a Little Caprice. X-Art claims she is 22, while Marketa herself states on her very own website:

I was born 26.10.1988 in Czech republic.

…which translates to the fact she is 25 now.

 

Many would shrug this non-issue off: indeed, it is not illegal to subtract a couple of years from a model’s age. Yet X-Art operates on a dangerous edge of barely legal pornography, so, frankly, I don’t understand how the benefits of attracting more traffic from sweaty young-meat-loving males justifies the risk of inevitable questions about the accuracy of X-Art’s 2257 records¹. Indeed, these questions have been raised in California, Illinois, and Colorado.

Using 2257 as a defense in Bittorent cases created quite a stir in the adult business circles. Naturally, no one in the biz was happy about this unwanted attention, and I’m sure that many adult producers regard X-Art as a fifth column of the industry. I only wish that those producers were more vocal in calling out questionable strategy of mass-suing general public. The price of this strategy, in part, is undeserved wide-brushing the entire porn industry as greedy and heartless scumbags.

We observe that X-Art fights tooth and nail to strike down the 2257 defense (and, alas, rather successfully). The vitriol of them doing so is amusing: there is a much easier way to alleviate the tensions: just show your records voluntarily. I agree that those records are sensitive and public shouldn’t read them, but X-Art can easily stipulate a protective order and disclose those records to the defense attorneys’ eyes only! All the questions will evaporate.

To be clear, I’m not a fan of the you have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide maxim, I’m invoking a much milder tu quoque fallacy: indeed, if X-Art’s lawyers find it justifiable to request exculpatory evidence from putative defendants, and even offer polygraph tests, so defendants could assert their innocence, is it too much to ask X-Art to affirmatively prove their vocal claim that all its records are kosher?

Featured comment

Raul commented on 2014/05/11 at 22:22:

The Malibu Media Enterprise revels in an Orwellian masturbatory fantasy in which cyber spying/tracking to polygraph tests are their modus operandi and yet when anyone asks about their experts, fee splitting, record keeping, etc., they cry trade secrets.

To quote Orwell:

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

Update

5/14/2014

First, I want to address a quite obvious hypothesis that X-Art model pages have not been updated for years, hence the discrepancy. Well, no. Here is the Wayback Machine’s snapshot from 12/18/2010: at that time Caprice was 22, but X-Art marketed her as 19 year old.

I just checked Franziska Duff a.k.a. Franziska Farcella, a.k.a Francesca (born on August 28, 1989 as Franziska Fischer) — a former German erotic model who, according to Colette’s twitter feed, nowadays spends most of her time with X-Art owners. Franziska managed to stay eighteen since 2010 (she is still eighteen), while even in 2010 she was two years older.

I’m sure if we dig deeper, we will find more lies.

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Franziska Fischer on 2014/10/20:

It is common practice to state the age of the performer at the TIME of the shoot. If a performer did their first shoot for a producer at age 18, it will likely stay that way as the stated age. It is not in a person’s fantasies for the object of their fantasies to continue to age. All of the porn sites do it and there is absolutely no subterfuge going on. The only thing worse than a conspiracy is a conspiracy theorist. The Fields have nothing to gain and everything to lose by using underage performers.

 


¹ According to the law, designed to combat child pornography and human trafficking, adult producers are required to keep accurate records of performers’ identities and ages.

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Discussion

15 responses to ‘Why is X-Art lying about its models’ ages?

  1. How difficult could it be for a judge to require certified birth certificates be furnished under seal to the court?

    • It is common practice to state the age of the performer at the TIME of the shoot. If a performer did their first shoot for a producer at age 18, it will likely stay that way as the stated age. It is not in a person’s fantasies for the object of their fantasies to continue to age. All of the porn sites do it and there is absolutely no subterfuge going on. The only thing worse than a conspiracy is a conspiracy theorist. The Fields have nothing to gain and everything to lose by using underage performers.

      • This has nothing to do with a conspiracy.

        Even though there are real conspiracies.

        This is about the law, and not telling lies.

  2. Hell, might want to start with ICE, move on to IRS and heck, maybe even CPS.
    I’m sure it’s just a minor records keeping error, not a systemic failure.
    No wealthy top notch adult entertainment company engaged in mass copyright litigation would have an unkept house.
    They are ready to defend their honor, their dignity, nay their very wealth against such scurrilous and unfounded add a hominoid in there for good measure attacks.
    Such actions have consequences.
    Such as a Doe or 10,000 filling formal charges of production and public display of child pornography.
    That would suck.

  3. The Malibu Media Enterprise revels in an Orwellian masturbatory fantasy in which cyber spying/tracking to polygraph tests are their modus operandi and yet when anyone asks about their experts, fee splitting, record keeping, etc., they cry trade secrets.

    To quote Orwell:

    “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

  4. Perhaps the young teen porn by X-Art/Malibu Media is to encourage rapid settlements. What could be more despicable than downloading something that some might consider to be borderline child porn? well besides the Fields preying on them to do porn in their $16 million mansion?

  5. While I despise all that is these scum, this is probably more a result of slothfl rather than intent… guessing that page was written 2-4 years ago (depending on b day to publishing time) and was never updated. Going to assume this was Colette being lazy not dishonest. Granted… if it quacks like a duck….

  6. The right to produce and distribute undocumented pornography using undocumented labor in violation of federal, state and local statutes is protected by law, and enforced by the federal courts of America.

  7. Children reach puberty at earlier ages these days due to the hormones in feed stock and man made endocrine disrupters in the environment. No one can tell their ages without certified birth certificates. Unfortunately the US Federal Judges don’t care about the content and neither do the US Patent Office. A German judge found Malibu Media /X-Art vignettes to be not protected by German copyright law. They lacked intellectual and original content, and might be harmful to society.

    X-Art is a most offensive porn site, that makes no effort to protect children from their smut.

  8. The’re nothing wrong with the policies of X-Art . It’s a great site and it will stay that way.Just wondering if Met-Art also owned by Malibu Media . And can we find somewhere all the real names of those amazing models?

  9. This should, and probably is, against the law.

    The age on the site needs to change with the age of the person.

    Also, the true age should have to legally be known.

    Isn’t X-Art already in legal trouble for being copyright trolls, and so forth?

    Found this post searching copyrights and copyright laws.

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