Although Adam4Adam has members of all ethnic groups, the percentage of non-White men represented in member profiles is higher than the percentage of non-White people in the United States population, though the degree to which this is true varies by city/region.
The Free Speech Coalition recently endorsed the RTA website label. Software filters work much better than a 1998 federal law designed to keep pornography away from children on the Internet, a federal judge ruled Thursday in striking down the measure on free-speech grounds. The never-enforced law was Congress' second attempt to protect children from online porn. The law would have criminalized Web sites that allow children to access material deemed "harmful to minors" by "contemporary community standards." The sites would have been expected to require a credit card number or other proof of age.
anyone with a sexually explicit picture on a site like Adam4could be considered a secondary producer if the new regulations go into effect, and would be subject to the same type of requirements that the adult Web sites would be under.
A number of men in New York City used the site to lure a Brooklyn man to a remote area where he was robbed and murdered.
The men were found when one user was identified via his screenname.
It’s just a series of land mines designed to trap the unwary [...] if you file it wrong, if you put it in [the] wrong alphabetical order [...] you’re facing federal prosecution on a first offense with a maximum of five years, [and] a secondary offense [with] a minimum of two years. I would have to have a photocopy of my own ID and a list in my home ready for federal inspection, a paper with my legal name, or any name I have ever used under any circumstances [...] the form of ID I provided to myself, the serial number of that ID and [would have to have it] signed under penalty of perjury.
If I don’t have that document or a photo of my ID available 20 hours a week for federal inspection, I’ve committed a felony.
was an avid user of adam4adam.com, a popular gay chat and hook-up Web site.
Instincts told us that the victim may have met his killer online and invited him into his Little Italy apartment, where he ultimately met his fate.
Adam4Adam uses the new "Restricted To Adults" label in the metatags of its pages. also said the Child Online Protection Act fails to address threats that have emerged since the law was written, including online predators on social-networking sites like My Space, because it targets only commercial Web publishers.