UK video-on-demand regulator ATVOD has ruled against three adult VOD services for failing to block access to children.
ATVOD’s latest action, which brings to 17 the number of adult services successfully challenged over the last year, found that VOD services Studio66 TV, G Spot Productions and Abused Piggy were in breach of statutory rules.
The services, which operated through 11 websites in total, offered users access to explicit hard-core porn videos which could be viewed on-demand. ATVOD found that the ‘G Spot Productions’ service broke the statutory rules in two ways. First, it allowed any visitor free, unrestricted access to hard-core pornographic video promos/trailers and still images featuring real sex in explicit detail. Second, access to the full videos was open to any visitor who paid a fee.
The Studio66 TV service was found to have committed one breach of the statutory rules. The service did not offer free, unrestricted access to hard-core pornographic material, but did provide such material to any visitor who paid a fee.
G Spot Productions and Studio66 TV have since restricted access to their services to persons able to prove they are over 18, for example by presenting a valid credit card rather than a debit card.
The Abused Piggy service was also found to have committed one breach of the statutory rules. Although the full catalogue of material could only be viewed by adults, the service also offered unrestricted, free-to-view access to a sample video featuring real sex in explicit detail, and to still images featuring real sex in explicit detail and strong fetish material. As a result of ATVOD’s action, the service closed.