PornWikiLeaks-Closes-AIMDiane Duke explains the adult performers’ 2257 information on PornWikiLeaks, and AIM Healthcare’s closure.

During the first part of April, the Free Speech Coalition began to receive calls from worried industry members about the existence of Porn Wikileaks.

At that point, it was still unclear from where the information came, as there was what looked like medical information as well as 2257 information. Soon we learned that it was likely that AIM’s database had been hacked and that some 2257 records may have also been compromised.

Almost simultaneously, I learned, from a conversation I had with AIM CEO Sharon Mitchell, that AIM’s clinic “temporarily” was closed due to a “paper work issue.” Apparently, L.A. County had closed the clinic based on a filing technicality. I was assured by Sharon that the paperwork issue would soon be resolved, that the database was still up and the draw stations were still active. Sharon assured me that the AIM clinic would reopen.

Almost immediately thereafter, AIM was sued by two individuals for breach of medical records. I learned that the litigation expenses for individuals suing AIM were covered by AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

AHF has been attacking the adult industry with frivolous lawsuits, Cal/OSHA and labor complaints as well as protests and misleading inflammatory press conferences for the past two years. AHF has been especially relentless in their attack on AIM.

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Free Speech Coalition

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — The Free Speech Coalition said it plans to file a lawsuit Wednesday with 14 other plaintiffs challenging revised record-keeping rules.

With the pending suit, the FSC claims that the revised 18 U.S.C. 2257 and 2257A regulations are unconstitutional, as well as an unfair burden placed to producers to comply with the regulations.

FSC attorney Michael Murray said in a conference call Monday evening that he plans a “substantial constitutional attack” and hopes that the FSC and 14 other plaintiffs will prevail and obtain injunctive relief.

“We plan on a full-scale attack raising 1st Amendment, 5th Amendment and 4th Amendment issues,” said Murray, noting the FSC chose the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia because the court has extensive experience in the area of obscenity.

“The court also is in the district of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which also has extensive experience in that area,” Murray said.

Murray is hopeful the court will hear the case by the beginning of 2010.

The FSC’s announcement comes just one day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in Connections Distributing vs. Holder, which involved the ability of a publishing company to post sexually explicit photos of swingers to accompany advertisements seeking like-minded adults.

The 14 plaintiffs attached to the suit represent a rainbow of individuals, organizations and companies that one way or another publish or screen erotic material, from performers to photographers to studios to an adult entertainment business journalist.

In addition to the FSC, Murray said at the conference that the the 14 plaintiffs in the case are:

* The American Society of Media Photographers, which represents 7,000 members.

* Barbara Nitke, a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York and a commercial photographer.

* David Steinberg, a photographer and writer of sexual issues.

* Nina Hartley, a performer and website owner.

* Michael Barone, a photographer.

* Dave Cummings, an adult industry performer who owns numerous websites.

* Tom Hymes, an adult industry journalist who runs a website.

* Sinclair Institute, which operates sexual health clinics.

* Channel 1 Releasing, which operates a gay porn studio.

* Barbara Alper, a photographer.

* Carol Queen, a sexologist and feminist sex educator.

* Dave Levingston, a photographer.

* Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross, who co-host a website.

Article Courtesy of Xbiz