Home > News > Steven Hirsch to Speak Out on Child Protection at Yale • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Steven Hirsch to Speak Out on Child Protection at Yale

Saturday’s speech to grad students at Ivy League school will cover importance of protecting children online
Steven Hirsch to Speak Out on Child Protection at Yale
Get XBIZ News
Feb 14, 2008 5:00 AM PST    Text size: 
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Vivid Entertainment cochairman Steven Hirsch plans to address students in Yale University’s Graduate School of Management on Saturday about the importance of shielding children from adult content online.

Hirsch’s appearance comes on “Vivid Day” during the Sex Week at Yale, a celebration of “love, sex, intimacy and relationships.”

According to the Vivid press office, Hirsch intends to call on Internet giants Yahoo and Google to build stronger barriers that would keep children from accessing porn online.

"Responsible companies in the adult industry such as ours have done a great deal to deter minors from accessing adult material," Hirsch said. "None of the search engines and portals, but particularly Yahoo and Google, has taken any significant steps in this direction.”

While Hirsch noted that the 1st Amendment protects legal adult entertainment, he stressed the importance of companies in the adult industry coming together to ensure that only adult have access to adult material.

“Vivid will work with any company that is ready to make it much more difficult for children to be exposed, even inadvertently, to material intended only for adults,” he said. “This is not about 1st Amendment rights, it is about protecting children.”

Hirsch intends to implore major ISPs to robustly promote effective filtering and age verification programs.

"The ISPs, as well as payment systems and adult producers, all need to be more responsible with regard to allowing X-rated material to be obtained by nonadults," Hirsch said.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Latin America Adult Business Expo

Jul 10 - Jul 12
Cartagena, Colombia

XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup

Jul 13 - Jul 13
Barcelona, Spain

ANME Founders Show

Jul 16 - Jul 18
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

QWEBEC Expo

Aug 03 - Aug 06
Montreal, Quebec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!