We won’t be losing any sleep over the latest update to OnlyFans’ terms of service, but apparently a new ban on sexually explicit content made in public will put a dent in more than a few business models.
The subscription site popular among adult entertainers quietly made the change in mid-February. Now, content that “was recorded in or is being broadcast from a public place where members of the public are reasonably likely to see the activities being illustrated” is now banned.
As one creator explained to Vice, anyone who posts an outdoor video must prove to OnlyFans that they own the land or have permission from the owner.
Aspen Eden said “all of [her] content was either created on private property, secluded areas deep in the mountains/deserts or national forests,” and the unannounced policy change risks cutting off her livelihood.
“None of my content was ever made in a public area with people around or the chance of people walking up. No parking lots, busy streets or public parks,” she explained.
Creators speculate the shift is intended to appease the banks that process OnlyFans payments, which are understandably worried about facilitating the purchase of any illegal content.
Just last year, Visa and Mastercard stopped allowing customers to use their credit cards on Pornhub, an adult site accused of hosting underage videos.
Liability. It’s frightened for the bottom line. Otherwise, credit cards couldn’t have given a measly shit.
OnlyFans is still a thing?
R. Scott Wallis
OnlyFans is worth nearly a billion dollars, so I’d guess so. 🙂
you act like it’s been around forever. it’s getting bigger.
Are you alright?
Wait…. what? Fans only is banning adult content. What is there for then? What are all the out of work adult performers going to do. How will I download their content from torrents? What a shame I feel bad for the performers who were selling their content to torrents.
As I read “adult content made in public.” I guess where it may be illegal to engage in sex.
A little advice…dont post anymore until you take a class in reading comprehension.
The part about Visa & MasterCard banning Pornhub is bullshit. I pay for it every month with my visa and, have for years.
it’s not bs. you just haven’t been caught. Paypal does the same and i know people that have had issues with their cards/paypal for using it for adult sites.
I just find free ones. 🙂
You pay for pornhub????
I’ve always wondered how different the quality is between the free smut and the pay for smut?
? Liability ? It’s a subscription service, so access is limited to subscribers who are old enough to have a credit card. I suppose that a child could use a parent’s card, but then he/she/it/hit could also just as easily steal a porn magazine.
If OnlyFans drops the “protected” content of its “creators”, it will lose value at a warp speed faster than AOL.
They could simply move to a better legal setting, like NL.
Can I ask how “onlyfans” is going to stay relevant or in business? Is that why all the adult performers, who have been dropped by studios, make a living. Most have sold their content to gay-torrents.net. This really sucks…
You can not go into a pet store (a business) and then cry, pitch and moan that the place does not sell granola bars (a particular product). A business gets to set the terms of what they will provide, and what they will not – absent certain laws or local regulations. A business with computer systems gets to determine what is and what is not allowed on their computers. Since that business put up the money and resources to have that computer equipment – they get to determine what it is used for. End of argument.
Even “common carriers” get to determine what can and what can not be transported over their systems. That has always been the case. You do not have the right to walk into your local restaurant, stand on a soap box and loudly preach to the diners about the glories of 12-inch dildos versus having sex in the local bus station Men’s Room. You will be lucky if you are only “just escorted” out of the place.
In this case, Only Fans is saying that the folks who want to produce sexually eplicit content in a public place where other people are reasonably likely to see the activity will not be carried on their networks and computer systems. The folks who want to create such content will simply have to find another means to spread that content, and to get their customers to pay for it.
Basically if someone wants to film themselves in the middle of the Jefferson County Petting Zoo having full on hard core sex with a dozen clowns from the flea-bag 2-Ring Circus – where every day people, horses, cats and dogs can watch them doing it – Only Fans – is not going to stop them. Only Fans will just not allow those producers to use their computer systems and resources to spread that kind of video content.
The creators of that content will simply have to find another venue for its distribution. Those folks were always free to purchase their own computer systems and resources to distribute such content, and to have customers pay for it. Then such folks will have others crying, pitching and moaning about the lack of granola bars being sold by that business.
Now if the same person were to film themselves in their own private home having full on hard core sex with a dozen clowns from the flea-bag 2-Ring Circus – Only Fans – would distribute the video content since it was created in a reasonably private space. Get the difference. Only Fans gets to determine what it will, and what it will not carry on its computer systems.
Once again, our government is putting the onus of enforcing laws on the backs of businesses. In this case Only Fans is having to police the location of where content submitted by others is shot. This is likely in response to the recent porn films shot on subway trains. Instead of government authorities getting to work and doing their job to find out who and how these videos were shot, they simply pressure businesses to conform to their new regulations or face being shut down. Craigslist was crippled by these same regulations that made Craigslist liable for any illegal activities set up thru their site. We, as taxpayers, continue to fund our law enforcement agencies while they continue to shirk their responsibilities and force businesses to do their job for them. You can bet Only Fans didn’t enact this new rule just because they wanted to ensure decency.
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