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Yes and No Selling your own body for sex is legal. Buying sex is illegal. Therefore the transaction as a whole is legal on the part of the seller and illegal on the part of the buyer. See Prostitution in Canada and Prostitution law in Canada. If you think this is odd, you are not alone '... one judge referring to the laws as "Alice-in-Wonderland" and the ...


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Why must victims be legally defined as prostitutes in order for a prosecution to take place? The arrangement is currently illegal* because it constitutes causing or inciting prostitution for gain or controlling prostitution for gain, contrary to section 52 or 53 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, so the victim would then be a prostitute. *At least in the ...


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Prostitution is legal in the UK, but soliciting prostitution in a public place is still illegal, as are a host of other related crimes. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_the_United_Kingdom Frequently in any business, you need to follow specific laws designed to prevent some of the issues around that business that are undesirable in ...


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According to a blog post (written by a lawyer who actually has had multiple people ask about that), it depends on several things. The gist is that they're not getting away with this "brilliant plan" unless they take so many steps to make it look legitimate that it will, in fact, become a legitimate porn production enterprise — in which case, why bother ...


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It depends on the jurisdiction and particular facts. The long history of not counting marriage as prostitution under law because of its social and religious legitimacy makes the transaction-related aspects of marriage fall outside the definition of prostitution in most cases that are not the explicit sale of a person for consideration, which is obviously ...


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Sex for rent arrangements are illegal solely because prostitution is illegal, and because economic duress is not a defense to most criminal offenses or civil legal obligations. Otherwise it would be a valid barter transaction. Indeed, in lots of places, it is a valid barter transaction which isn't illegal.


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In Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland), prostitution itself (the exchange of sexual services for money) is legal,[2] but a number of related activities, including soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a brothel, pimping and pandering, are crimes. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_the_United_Kingdom


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Singapore, being a former British Colony, would likely use Common Law Terms like "Reasonable Suspicion" and "Probable Cause" (Probable Cause is a the general principle that covers terms such as Reasonable Suspicion, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, ect. used in law.). At the very least, it would be reasonable to assume it is Common-Law Hybrid at best (Singapore ...


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Since you're posting on Law, I will assume that you are interested in the legal definition of prostitution. This depends entirely on the jurisdiction, which you have not specified very precisely (criminal law in the US is largely the realm of the states). With that in mind: New York and Texas both define prostitution in terms of engaging in sexual conduct ...


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I would imagine this is because there is not a law specifically criminalizing the practice of offering a "sex-for-rent" arrangement in itself; rather, this is/has been normally handled under existing anti-prostitution law (hence the "legally defining as prostitutes"). Prostitution is the exchange of sex for "something of value", ...


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The third link clarifies that purchasing sex is a crime, but selling it is not: The new prostitution laws do not criminalize the sale of sexual services. They also protect those who sell their own sexual services from criminal liability for any part they may play in the prostitution offences that prohibit purchasing sexual services, advertising those ...


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It could conceivably be a pornography crime, particularly if a participant is a minor, but there is no precedent for considering remote interaction involving sexual content, in the nature of a camgirl performance with a particularly vivid virtual reality user interface, to be prostitution.


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Answering the question for Singapore will be difficult, since it would require a non-trivial knowledge of Singaporean constitution law and interpretation especially regarding search and seizure. In the US, such a call to the police could create – for the police – a reasonable suspicion of a crime in progress. "Reasonable suspicion" is more than just a "gut ...


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I do not know that there is a hard-and-fast standard or rule that would be applied, but as I mentioned in my comment above, I assume they would prosecute such an operation the way they would any other prostitution ring or brothel. With respect to directors who include themselves and/or the fact that the studio also produces films of the same nature, but ...


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See http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/alcode/13A/12/3/2. Is the cuddling or spooning a sexual act or sexual contact? A court would have to decide. Perhaps there is some binding precedent on the books; I do not know. The answer to this question could be different for different jurisdictions in Alabama, since local ordinances might exist. It will almost ...


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It rather begs the question of why it matters. You are assuming that prostitution is illegal and therefore whether a transaction is or is not prostitution would be germane to this. However, in very many parts of the world prostitution is perfectly legal and may even be government regulated. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_law Orange is ...


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