FSC Submits Membership List to Special Master

Matt O'Conner
CANOGA PARK, Calif. — As stipulated in last week’s agreement between the Free Speech Coalition and the Justice Department, the FSC has submitted a master list of members to a court-appointed Special Master.

According to the agreement, any individual or company listed as a member of the FSC as of June 25 at 2 p.m. would be protected against government inspection under 2257 record-keeping and labeling regulations.

Only those who joined the FSC by that date and time have been included on the master list, which will remain sealed from scrutiny by anyone other than the Special Master and the staff and Board of Directors of the Free Speech Coalition.

“We’re delighted by the strong support of the industry,” says FSC Executive Director Michelle L. Freridge, “and though we wish it didn’t have to happen under threat of abusive government regulations, we want to ensure all members, new and old, that we will continue to fight on their behalf, in this and future battles, to preserve the health and viability of the adult entertainment industry.”

The next scheduled hearing in Free Speech Coalition et al v. Alberto Gonzales is the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction, set for Aug. 1-2 in U.S. District Court in Colorado.

If another injunction is issued by the court at that time, FSC attorneys expect that it will likely cover FSC members who signed up after the June 25 deadline.