Pure Play Media Undergoes 2257 Inspection

Steve Javors
CHATSWORTH, Calif. — The FBI conducted a 2257 records inspection of Pure Play Media this morning, CEO Richard Arnold told XBIZ.

Five FBI agents visited the Pure Play offices with their own equipment and a list of titles to inspect.

“With the help of our attorney, we keep all our ducks in a row in regard to our 2257 files,” Arnold said. “The FBI seemed to be very satisfied with our records, they were courteous and friendly. The agents brought a list of titles and some copying equipment. It seemed like they were impressed because our 2257 records are in pretty good shape.”

Arnold declined to mention the titles on the FBI’s list.

Pure Play Media employs a full-time staffer to maintain the company’s 2257 records.

Pure Play Media is both a primary and secondary producer of adult films, and Arnold said the agents inspected records from both types of productions. Pure Play Media is a member of the Free Speech Coalition and its secondary producer records should be exempt from federal inspection via an injunction the FSC won for its secondary producer members in December.

Pure Play Media mostly functions as a distribution house for production studios that include Asia Bootleg, Cousin Stevie, DanniHardcut, Erotic Media, Hundies, Naughty America, Private, Score, Seymore Butts, Suze Randall and Swank Digital.

The other companies that have been subject to 2257 records inspections are Evasive Angles, Darkside Entertainment, Legend, Sunshine Films, Robert Hill Releasing, Sebastian Sloane Productions and Diabolic. The FBI’s inspection of Bethlehem, Pa.-based Sebastian Sloane Productions was prompted by an unrelated search warrant.