2257Snap Terms of Usage

These “Terms of Use” represent and contain the terms and conditions that constitute the legal agreement between you and 2257Snap.com which is legally owned by Keyframe Programming, Inc. (“we”, “our”, "2257Snap" or “us”) regarding your use of our Website. We will use the term “Website” to refer to http://www.2257Snap.com, the primary United States 2257Snap website on the World Wide Web, as well as all equivalent, mirror, replacement, substitute or backup websites and all included web pages and all the services, features and functions that are offered and made available on, through or using our Website, as well as all of the Content that relates to our Website. Our Privacy Policy, as well as any Additional Terms (as defined below) that apply to you, are all part of these Terms of Use and form a part of your legally binding agreement with us regarding the Website. When you use or take advantage of any features, functions or services provided on our Website or you participate or engage in activities or transactions in connection with our Website, including, but not limited to services, promotions, e-newsletters and email, you are also confirming your agreement to be bound by and comply with any and all of the additional terms and conditions that we indicate apply to you in doing or attempting to do those things (referred to individually and collectively, as “Additional Terms”). 

You, and anyone using our Website, may be referred to in these Terms of Use as a “user”. The words "use" or "using" means any time you, or any other individual, directly or indirectly, with or without the aid of a machine or device, does or attempts to access, interact with, use, display, view, print or copy, transmit, receive or exchange data or communicate with our Website or in any way utilizes, benefits, takes advantage of or interacts with any feature, function or service of the Website, in any way and for any purpose whatsoever. We obtain certain information from all users of our Website and you should refer to our Privacy Policy that contains important information and disclosures relating to our collection, maintenance and use of information we obtain from you in connection with your use of our Website. 

These Terms of Use do not cover any other websites, web pages, services, transactions, relationships, activities or other things, nor any transactions or relationship you may have with any of our suppliers, advertisers, licensors, internet service providers, operational service providers, promotional partners, sponsors or any other person, firm or enterprise, unless specifically stated. These Terms of Use also do not cover your rights or responsibilities with respect to third party content or links that may direct your browser or your connection to third party sites or pages, even if they appear on or are linked with our Website and you should refer to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to these third parties since they, not us, are responsible for them. 

By using the Website you are confirming that you have read, understand and agree to, shall abide by and comply with all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and any Additional Terms. 

Network Availability

Customer understands and acknowledges that the 2257Snap Network is subject to unavailability, including emergency situations, transmission limits, network problems or limitations and problems associated with the Internet generally. Keyframe Programming, Inc. may suspend 2257Snap.com Network availability, or block certain kinds of usage, in its sole discretion, in order to: (a) comply with governmental regulations, (b) respond to emergency situations, (c) to prevent harm to Customers and/or the 2257Snap Network; or (d) perform maintenance, upgrades or service to the network. 2257 will use commercially reasonable efforts to minimize and remedy any such disruptions to or suspension of availability to the 2257 Network as soon as reasonably practicable. The 2257Snap Network speed is an estimate and is not a guarantee of the speed at which a Customer may send or receive data. Actual 2257Snap Network speed will vary based on equipment configuration, compression, Internet congestion, traffic and other factors beyond the control of Keyframe Programming, Inc. The accuracy and timeliness of data received is not guaranteed; packet loss and latency may occur.

Credit for Network Outages

Subject to the exceptions set forth in Section 3, for each Network Outage that you report to us and that we confirm, in our discretion, by analysis of our router logs, we will (as our sole obligation and your sole and exclusive remedy therefor) issue you a credit equal to one thirtieth (1/30) of the base service plan fee as set forth in your Service Agreement that would otherwise be billed to you in the month in which the Network Outage occurs, multiplied by the number of hours (or portions of hours) that the Network Outage persists, up to a maximum of fifty percent (50%) of your monthly base service plan fee as set forth in your Service Agreement. Network Outages separated by less than one hour shall be treated as a single Network Outage.

The "monthly base service plan fee" consists of the base monthly fee paid by Customer under the applicable service plan as set forth in your Service Agreement, exclusive of all other fees which might be charged to Customer, including, by way of example only and not limitation, fees for set-up, bandwidth usage in excess of that included in the service plan, data storage, backup service, or any other services other than those available without additional charge under Customer's service plan.

Exceptions
Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, 2257Snap shall have no liability and no credits shall be issued to you in connection with any Network Outage caused by, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly or otherwise associated with:

(a) Failure of power, facilities, equipment, applications, systems or connections provided or maintained by a third party;
(b) Failure of access circuits to the 2257Snap Network, unless such failure is caused solely by Keyframe Programming, Inc.;
(c) General telco or Internet failure;
(d) Scheduled maintenance, repair, upgrade or downtime;
(e) DNS issues outside the direct control of 2257Snap;
(f) Outage or error of any 2257Snap measurement system;
(g) Customer's acts or omissions, including without limitation, any negligence, willful misconduct, or use of the 2257Snap Network or 2257Snap services in breach of the Service Agreement and Acceptable Use Policy, by Customer or others acting through or on behalf of Customer;
(h) Any acts of God or any governmental body, emergency, terrorism, riot, war, sabotage, storm, fire, flood, earthquake or labor disturbance; or
(i) Any other reason or events beyond the control of Keyframe Programming, Inc.

Data Backup
In Keyframe Programming, Inc. normal course of operations,  Keyframe Programming, Inc. makes periodic backups of some or all of the content on the 2257Snap Network. 2257Snap may, but has no obligation to, make backups available to Customer upon request; provided that such backups exist. 2257Snap PROVIDES BACKUPS AS A COURTESY ONLY AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER FOR ANY LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO DATA OR INFORMATION, DOWNTIME RESULTING FROM ANY FAILURE TO BACKUP ANY SPECIFIC CONTENT, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM SAME.

Credit Request and Issuance Procedures
Requests for Network Outage credits must be made by e-mail sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it within seven days of the Network Outage for which credit is requested, and must include your 2257Snap account number, the date and time your information was unavailable, and the duration of the Network Outage. 2257Snap may require that you provide additional information before issuing a Network Outage credit. Failure to provide such notice and information will cause Customer to forfeit the right to receive Network Outage credits. Credits will usually be applied within two billing cycles of your request. All credits are exclusive of taxes. Notwithstanding anything in this agreement to the contrary, the total amount credited to Customer in connection with Network Outages in any calendar month will not, in any event, exceed the base service plan fees as set forth in the Service Agreement paid by Customer to 2257Snap for that given month.

MODIFICATIONS
We have the right, any time and from time to time, for any reason in our discretion, to change these Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy and any Additional Terms that apply to our Website. We will post notices of material changes on our Website and we may also, at our discretion, send you an email regarding any changes. Once we post them, these changes become effective immediately. If you use our Website after we post a notice of a change, you will be bound by the change. Please check back to these Terms of Use frequently so you are aware of the most current terms and conditions of your agreement with us. We also reserve the right, any time and from time to time, in our discretion, to modify, suspend or discontinue all or any portions of our Website without notice and without liability to you or any other party. 

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
“Content” refers to all content, audio-visual, text, graphics, messages, newsletters in electronic or any other form, artwork, illustrations, images, photographs, animations, data, information, databases, designs, other proprietary information and materials and all copyrightable or otherwise legally protectible elements of our Website, tangible or intangible, including, without limitation, the selection, sequence, 'look and feel' and arrangement of items, as well as all copyright and other rights in Marks or other intellectual property which you may encounter, which are provided by, available from, or for your use in connection with our Website. We use the term “Marks” to refer to trademarks, service marks, logos, brands and brand names, trade dress and trade names and all other distinctive identification. Marks that are not our property are used with permission from the applicable third party. You may not alter, delete, obscure or conceal any copyright or other notices, nor are you permitted to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate or use any Content in violation of these Terms of Use. 

Content is either our property or owned by our licensors, suppliers, operational service providers, advertisers, business or promotional partners or sponsors and is legally protected, without limitation, under U.S. Federal and State, as well as applicable foreign laws, regulations and international treaties. We make no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any Content or the results to be obtained from using our Website and you expressly agree that your use of our Website is solely at your own risk. You agree that all of these entities are third-party beneficiaries under these Terms of Use and both we and they can protect our respective rights and enforce these Terms of Use against you. Any rights not specifically granted to you by us are fully reserved by us and any unauthorized or prohibited use of our Website may subject you to civil liability, criminal prosecution, or both. 

RULES OF CONDUCT
Your use of our Website is subject to all applicable local, provincial, state, national and international laws and regulations and international treaties. You are solely responsible for all activities, acts and omissions that occur in, from, through or under your account or user ID. You may not use, allow or enable others to use our Website or knowingly allow use by others, in any manner that is, attempts or is likely to: 

(a) affect adversely or reflect negatively on us, our Website or on our goodwill, name or reputation or cause duress, distress or discomfort to us or anyone else, or discourage any person, firm or enterprise from using all or any portion of our Website, from becoming a 2257Snap customer or from advertising, linking or becoming a supplier or licensor to us; 
(b) be used for commercial or business purposes, including, without limitation, advertising, marketing or offering goods or services, whether or not for compensation or through links with any other website or web pages; 
(c) transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contain malicious code, such as viruses, time bombs, cancel bots, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, malware, “warez” or other potentially harmful programs, material, code or information; 
(d) violate any laws, regulations, judicial or governmental order, any treaties or violate or infringe upon any intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy or any other rights of ours or of any other person, firm or enterprise; 
(e) gain unauthorized access to any other users' account, user ID, names, passwords, Personal Information, profile, or other computers, websites or web pages connected or linked to our Website or to use our Website in any manner which violates or is inconsistent with these Terms of Use; 
(f) modify, disrupt, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation or maintenance of our Website or the rights or use and enjoyment of our Website by others; or 
(g) collect, obtain, compile, gather, transmit, reproduce, delete, revise, view or display any material or information, whether personally identifiable or not, posted by or concerning any other person, firm or enterprise, in connection with their or your use of our Website. 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The display of URLs, hypertext links on our Website (including within messages) or any other form of re-direction of your connection to, with or through our Website (‘links’) is not an endorsement, nor do we have any obligation, responsibility or liability resulting from any links. We do not verify or have any responsibility for any other parties or websites (or their privacy policies) or for any of their goods or services even if we have a marketing, advertising or other arrangement with them. If a third party obtains information from or about you, we have no responsibility or liability for their conduct or activities. Our Privacy Policy describes how we treat Personal Information we obtain from you. 


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES, 2257Snap MAKES NO CLAIMS REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OR PERFORMANCE OF THE 2257 NETWORK. THE 2257Snap NETWORK AND ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS, AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER Keyframe Programming, Inc. NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DEALERS, SUPPLIERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES WARRANT THAT THE DATA, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, AND/OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE 2257Snap NETWORK WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, NON-INFRINGING, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, USEFUL, FUNCTIONAL, SECURE OR ERROR FREE.

THE CREDITS DESCRIBED IN AGREEMENT PROVIDE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR NETWORK OUTAGES AND/OR INTERRUPTIONS IN CONNECTIVITY. OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, 2257Snap SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM INTERRUPTION OR FAILURE OF THE 2257 NETWORK, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO DATA OR INFORMATION, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, COST OF REPLACEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, SUSPENSION, TERMINATION, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE 2257 NETWORK, THE CONTENT OF ANY DATA TRANSMISSION, COMMUNICATION OR MESSAGE TRANSMITTED TO OR RECEIVED BY USERS OF THE 2257 NETWORK, OR LOSSES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICE PURCHASED, DATA TRANSMITTED, MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE 2257 NETWORK.


CRIMINAL LIABILITY WAIVER


YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER Keyframe Programming, Inc., OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARTNERS SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS SHALL, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY CRIMINAL CLAIM, CHARGE, INDICTMENT OR PROSECUTION BY ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AS A RESULT OF OR ARISING FROM OUR YOUR USE WEBSITE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, THE LEGAL THEORY OR BASIS OF CRIMINAL CLAIM OR CHARGE. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU AND ONLY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE RECORDS AS REQUIRED BY 18 U.S.C. 2257 AND 28 C.F.R 75 ET AL. FAILURE TO UPDATE AND MAINTAIN YOUR RECORDS CAN RESULT IN FINES, CRIMINAL PROSECUTION, INCARCERATION AND POSSIBLE LOSS OF INCOME AND PERSONAL FREEDOMS. 2257Snap ONLY PROVIDES A COMPUTER NETWORK FROM WHICH YOU CAN ACCESS YOUR RECORDS VIA THE INTERNET. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY OF YOUR RECORDS OR WHETHER YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE WILL BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, ANY FOREIGN JURISDICTION, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS. 

WE DO NOT WARRANT ANY ADVICE YOU MAY RECEIVE FROM OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARTNERS, SUCCESSORS OR AGENTS AS TO 18 U.S.C. 2257 AND OR 28 C.F.R. 75 OR ANY OTHER STATUTE, CASE LAW OR DECISION OF ANY COURT OF COMPENTENT JURISDICTION AS TO COMPLIANCE WITH ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED TO BE LEGAL ADVICE.  

We are also not liable for any malicious code, delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions arising out of your use of our Website. You understand, acknowledge and agree that you are assuming the entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, performance, timeliness, adequacy, completeness, correctness, authenticity, security and validity of any and all features and functions of our Website. 

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER WE NOR OUR AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS NOR OUR OR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, REPRESENTATIVES, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, BUSINESS OR PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS, OPERATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS, SHALL, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR DAMAGE, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION WITH, AS A RESULT OF OR ARISING FROM OUR WEBSITE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, THE LEGAL THEORY OR BASIS OF THE CLAIM AND WHETHER OR NOT ANY PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. IF ANY LIMITATION ON REMEDIES, DAMAGES OR LIABILITY IS PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW, WE SHALL REMAIN ENTITLED TO THE MAXIMUM DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS AVAILABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, AT LAW AND/OR IN EQUITY, HOWEVER, IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DAMAGES OR OTHERWISE EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (US $100), NOTWITHSTANDING ANY CLAIM THAT SUCH REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. 

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES AND REMEDIES, ACCORDINGLY SOME OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED IN THIS AGREEMENT MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 


INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to defend and indemnify us, our affiliates, as well as our and their officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, advertisers, sponsors, business and promotional partners, wireless or mobile carriers, operational service providers and suppliers against any and all demands, claims and actions (“Claims”) and you will hold us harmless from and against all losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) (“Losses”) resulting from your breach or violation of these Terms of Use, your violation of any law or regulation or your infringement, misappropriation or violation of the rights of any other party. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any such Claims and all negotiations for their settlement or compromise and you agree to fully cooperate with us. 

MISCELLANEOUS
These Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and any Additional Terms are legally binding and constitute your agreement with us regarding the Website. They cannot be changed orally, by course of dealing or conduct or otherwise, but only as set forth in these Terms of Use. If any term or condition is held illegal, invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect any other provision each of which will continue in effect. Any term or condition which must survive to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive. No action arising out of these Terms of Use or your use of our Website, regardless of the form of action or basis of the claim, may be brought by you more than one year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, the date the first cause arose). Our delay or failure to take any action shall not be or be construed as a waiver of that or any other term, condition or right we may have. 

If you breach (or we believe you may breach) these Terms of Use or we are notified, determine or have reason to believe you have or are engaging in conduct that violates any terms and conditions of these Terms of Use, we may suspend or terminate your use of our Website or services, in whole or in part, without notice to you. 

LAW THAT APPLIES
Your use of our Website and these Terms of Use, shall be governed, construed and enforced the laws of the State of Oregon applicable to contracts made, executed and wholly performed in Oregon. You unconditionally and irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal Courts situated in the State of Oregon and County of Clackamas and you shall not object to such jurisdiction or venue on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, inconvenient forum or otherwise. These Terms of Use shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, which is expressly excluded and you also expressly agree to exclude the applicability of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. A printed copy of these Terms of Use and of any notice in electronic form shall be admissible in any judicial or administrative proceedings to the same extent and under the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. 

IN ANY CLAIM, ACTION OR PROCEEDING TO ENFORCE ANY RIGHT OR OBLIGATION OF THE PARTIES UNDER THE AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, RELATING TO YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICE, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY NOW HAVE OR HEREAFTER POSSESS TO A TRIAL BY JURY.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT 
The Privacy Policy and any Additional Terms that may apply to you and your use of our Website, are incorporated into and form a part of these Terms of Use as if fully set forth herein and together represent the complete and exclusive statement of terms and conditions between you and us regarding the subject matter, superseding any and all prior or inconsistent agreements, understandings, discussions, communications, written, oral or otherwise. 

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE TERMS OF USE, AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND FULLY COMPLY WITH ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN. 

Technical FAQs

You have to upload your content to maintain full 2257 compliance, but you do not have to upload high quality video or bitmap images. Our 2257Snap Application will automatically reduce the size of your videos and bitmap images and then compress the results so that the content that you upload and store is approximately 90% on average smaller than the original files you upload. For the purposes of 2257 record keeping you do not need to store high quality video or images. Everything you upload will undergo a complete reduction/compression process to minimize the amount of data that is being stored in your account.

 

No, you do not have to do anything to your content before uploading it, whether it be videos or photos. Our application will accept for your files and then begin the process of compression to our specifications once they are on our server.

 

Yes it can. Almost all data can be exported from your YTracker datafile into our 2257Snap format. This is because we are also the author of YTracker and so we have access to how the data is set up. Data that cannot be exported are the actual content that you need to upload, but most of your data can be transferred. Simply contact technical support and we will arrange to receive your YTracker data file called "2257db.cst" and begin the migration for you.

 

If you have data stored in other commercial programs other than YTracker, then it is unlikely that we can migrate your data across. This is because other commercial programs have their own proprietary methods of storing your records and we simply do not have access to how this is done.

If you have all of your records set up in some format that can be opened in Excel (or a spreadsheet), then it may be possible to help you migrate some of your records. Each case is unique and it cannot be guaranteed that we can help unless you have been using YTracker.

However, we feel that the 2257Snap Application is pretty easy to use and the process of manual input can be easier than you might think. 

 

You can run the 2257Snap Application from any web browser that supports Adobe Flash 9 or higher. This includes browsers on Mac OSX such as Safari and Firefox, and all common browsers on Windows such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, etc. Basically if the browser will support Adobe Flash, it should run the Application fine. 98% of all browsers in the world are already Flash-compatible and if you don't have Flash installed, you will be prompted to automatically download and install it quite easily.

Also, ideally a screen resolution of 1280x1024 would help make it so you don't have to scroll around the application, but it is not a requirement. 

 

For videos, you can upload the following file formats: .avi, .flv, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .mov, .mp4, .wmv

For bitmap images you can upload: .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png

Legal FAQs

Yes. All information on a performer (such as home address and social security number) may be redacted other than the name, date of birth, and information that identifies the type and validity of the picture identification card (e.g., drivers license or passport number).

 

No. Although our leadership consists of an adult industry attorney, 2257Snap's role is strictly as a repository for your records and a place where inspections can be performed. We cannot answer any questions that fall into "legal advice" for example, "should I do this with my records...", "do I need to have my performers sign such and such...", etc. Membership to 2257Snap does not preclude you from obtaining your own attorney for detailed legal advice about your 2257 records and we strongly recommend that you enlist the advice of your own attorney for such questions.

 

Most social networking sites would not be covered by the rule because its definition of “produces” excludes “the transmission, storage, retrieval, hosting, formatting, or translation (or any combination thereof) of a communication, without selection or alteration of the communication.” Social networking sites would not then normally need to comply with the rule’s record-keeping requirements, labeling requirements, or be required to maintain information concerning their users, and the rule would therefore have no effect on the operations of the site. However, users of social networking sites who post sexually explicit activity on “adult” networking sites may well be primary or secondary producers. Therefore, users of social networking sites may be subject to the rule, depending on their conduct.

 

Each producer must check a picture identification card issued by a United States or State government entity for a performer who is an American citizen, whether the production occurs in the United States or abroad. The identification card must contain the performer’s date of birth. A producer abroad may rely on foreign government identification cards for foreign performers, but must maintain a copy of that identification. A producer may not rely on a foreign identification card for a foreign citizen when production occurs in the United States, but must check a United States identification card in that circumstance.

 

A secondary producer is not required to check identification requirements. The secondary producer is required to maintain records that identify the primary producer for any depiction and that verify that the primary producer checked the legal age of performers prior to the date of original production.

 

The producer must record the date of original production. A performer need not be 18 as of the date of original production as long as the performer is 18 when he or she is first depicted in actual or simulated sexually explicit conduct. Producers who keep records demonstrating that performers are 18 as of the date of original production conform to the rule, as will records demonstrating that the performer was 18 on the first date that the performer was actually filmed for the production at issue.

 

No, a third party can retain the records.

 

No. The producer may retain the required records in electronic form.

 

Each page must contain a label stating where the records required to be maintained may be located. Although the producer need not provide the label on every page of the website that contains actual or simulated sexually explicit material, the regulation requires that if the full label does not appear on each such page, then a hypertext link to the required statement appear on each such page. Further, the name of the individual required to be listed on the disclosure statement may consist only of the title of the individual rather than a specified person. Finally, for a DVD which contains multiple depictions, the disclosure statement may be located in a single place covering all depictions on the DVD.

 

For compilations, the date of original production is the date that the depicted conduct occurred.

 

The single and earliest of those dates.

 

The regulation does not define the term “lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area,” but the Department of Justice will rely on precedent from child pornography prosecutions for 18 U.S.C. § 2257 investigations and prosecutions involving such depictions. In that context, judicial precedent indicates that a depiction can constitute lascivious exhibition if, among other things: (1) the focal point is on the subject’s genitalia or pubic area; (2) the setting of the visual depiction is sexually suggestive, i.e., in a place or pose generally associated with sexual activity; (3) the visual depiction suggests sexual coyness or a willingness to engage in sexual activity; or (4) the visual depiction is intended or designed to elicit a sexual response in the viewer. For more detail, see 73 Fed. Reg. at 77433 and 77440-41.

 

Simulated sexually explicit conduct is conduct engaged in by performers that is depicted in a manner that would cause a reasonable viewer to believe that the performers engaged in actual sexually explicit conduct, even if they did not in fact do so. It does not mean sexually explicit conduct that is merely suggested. See 28 C.F.R. § 75.1(o) In addition, it does not include virtual representations of such conduct, i.e., cartoons or computer-generated images that do not depict real human beings.

 

Unfortunately we cannot tell you how your 2257 statement should be worded. This amounts to legal advice and we recommend that you contact an attorney to advise you on the verbiage of your statement. We can only provide you the address that you may use in your statement which can be found in your Welcome email.

 

At the time that the producer examines the identification document.

 

The regulation applies to visual depictions of actual human beings engaged in actual or simulated sexually explicit conduct. However, with respect to depictions of actual sexually explicit conduct consisting of only lascivious exhibition or depictions of simulated sexually explicit conduct, the regulation applies only with respect to such depictions that are originally produced after March 18, 2009.

 

Individuals or entities are not covered producers if their role with respect to covered materials is limited to photo or film processing; distribution; services that do not involve the hiring, managing, or arranging of the participation of depicted performers; providing telecommunications or Internet services; transmission, storage, retrieval, hosting, formatting, or translation of a communication, without selection or alteration of the content of the communication; or dissemination of a depiction without selection or alteration of its content. See 28 C.F.R. § 75.1(c)(4).

 

Both primary and secondary producers of covered materials. A primary producer “is any person who actually films, videotapes, photographs, or creates a digitally- or computer-manipulated image, a digital image, or a picture of, or who digitizes an image of, a visual depiction of an actual human being engaged in actual or simulated sexually explicit conduct.” 28 C.F.R. § 75.1(c)(1). A secondary producer “is any person who produces, assembles, manufactures, publishes, duplicates, reproduces, or reissues a book, magazine, periodical, film, videotape, or digitally- or computer-manipulated image, picture, or other matter intended for commercial distribution that contains a visual depiction of an actual human being engaged in actual or simulated sexually explicit conduct, or who inserts on a computer site or service a digital image of, or otherwise manages the sexually explicit content of a computer site or service that contains a visual depiction of, an actual human being engaged in actual or simulated sexually explicit conduct, including any person who enters into a contract, agreement, or conspiracy to do any of the foregoing.” 28 C.F.R. § 75.1(c)(2).

 

Account / Billing FAQs

No, there are no hidden costs nor any set up fees for becoming a member at 2257Snap.com. The pricing Tier that you choose is all that is billed when you sign up... nothing else.

 

2257Snap scales your account up to fit your needs. We assess your account's average 30 day hard drive space usage and if your 30 day average rises above your current Tier Plan, then your account will be moved up to the next Tier to accommodate your growing business needs.

 

Miscellaneous FAQs

No. The content that you upload in conjunction to your 2257 records is not viewable by anyone outside of your account. It is not used for any other reason than to fulfill the requirements of full 2257 compliance. The only time your content may be viewed would be in the event of a legal inspection of your records at our office. The inspection team may wish to examine your content as part of the inspection process. Otherwise, nobody else will view your content or will have access to it in any way. It is kept completely private.

 

As a member of 2257Snap, you can now shield your personal home or office address on your 2257 statement and replace it with the following address:

    Keyframe Programming, Inc.
    10916 SE Lenore Street
    Happy Valley, OR 97086