Hosting a adult website like OnlyFans for South Africa?

Telasera

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Hosting adult content also attracts a larger than normal volume of DDOS traffic so some "protection" would be recommend. :)
 

DA-LION-619

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Probably the top 0.1%. An April Fools video from Linus tech tips has him in the top 1% of Only Fans Creators overnight. And he's making considerable less than that on the site

I really miss Luke, I wonder what he is doing now

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stealthhawk

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Does anyone know if it will be allowed in SA if people post NSFW Adult content on the website if i make it?

I read that
"There is an outright prohibition on the commercial distribution of any “X18” content online in South Africa"
AND
" It is currently illegal to distribute X18 films or recordings online, but there is no regulation over the online live-streaming of X18 content in South Africa." Does this mean pics or videos are not allowed also?

Will this website fall in the same category?

"Online pornography originating in South Africa is technically illegal. The reasons for this are the difficulty of age-verification and the requirement that pornography only be distributed from designated, licensed physical premises."

"The regulation of commercially distributing X18 content (i.e. pornography) was always the mandate of the Films and Publications Board of South Africa (the FPB), as per the Films and Publications Act, 1996 (the Act) and its various regulations. This Act, however, does not currently recognise online live-streaming as a form of “distribution” or “film, game or publication” falling within the control of the act."

"The FPB jumped right on trying to fix this issue back in 2013 already with the drafting of the Films and Publications Amendment Act, 2019 (“Amendment Act”), where they suggested amending the Act to include live-streaming online as a form of regulated “distribution” and hence, it could then control and monitor the live-streaming of X18 content online, like any traditional X18 content it has always regulated (see pending S.24(3))."

"The issue arises with the fact that the Amendment Act’s impressive, proposed clauses for the regulation of online live-streaming of X18 content have not yet been made binding law. So, in essence, the FPB has already drafted the relevant legal fixes, but the clauses have yet to be made binding or official, resulting in the legal lacuna from the original Act still applying."

"In this vacuum, quite a few live-streaming X18 producers in SA have suddenly emerged and want to use this current opportunity to setup and commercialise the gap. Whilst doing so right now would not be immediately illegal, there is certainly ambit for the ICASA or the FPB to become involved and regulate such actions, but they will need to use some interesting powers and interpretations of the current legislation in order to do so, which could arguably be challenged. It is also noteworthy to mention that notwithstanding the FPB’s current inability to regulate the online live-streaming of X18 content, it still has the mandate and powers to investigate and severely prosecute any cases of reported or actual child abuse in / exposure to such X18 content, which no one would deny as being a vital and necessary mandate which must always be applicable."
 

airborne

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I would make the website and backend business all off shore. Just have the content it offers of local origin and market locally.

Even then compliance will probably be a bit of a nightmare, that's if any regulatory board actually checks.

But hey we live in SA, will anyone actually enforce the rules regarding a pr0n website?
 

stealthhawk

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I would make the website and backend business all off shore. Just have the content it offers of local origin and market locally.

Even then compliance will probably be a bit of a nightmare, that's if any regulatory board actually checks.

But hey we live in SA, will anyone actually enforce the rules regarding a pr0n website?
True this sounds good but in that case i think OnlyFans is the better option for many since the localization would be gone
 

airborne

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True this sounds good but in that case i think OnlyFans is the better option for many since the localization would be gone
True all the payments would need to be done using foreign banking systems so that advantage would be nullified.
 
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