Australian Adult Industry Censorship Survey 2002 Summary of Findings
PublisherCentre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne Author/sCHEN, PETER
AffiliationArts: Education Policy and Management
Arts: Centre for Public Policy
CitationsChen, P. (2002). Australian Adult Industry Censorship Survey 2002 Summary of Findings, Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne.
Access StatusOpen Access
Thus summary document presents the findings of a survey of members of the Australian Adult Industry undertaken in the first quarter of 2002. The aims of the research project were to determine the impact of the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Online Services) Act 1999 on commercial operators of adult services and product sales in Australia.Overall, while the total response rate to the survey as was low, sixty respondents participated in the research project, comprised of companies from all parts of the Australian Adult Industry. The research found that, in relation to Internet censorship:* Awareness of the law was reasonably high* Limited action was taken in response to the law* The law had limited impact on the industryIn Addition, with regards to the use of new media by commercial operators: *Website growth rates remain steady *Advertising remains the primary function of adult industry websites*The ratio of eCommerce providers to non-providers continues to rise*Continued growth in eCommerce is anticipated.
KeywordsAdult Industy; Censorship; Australia; Survey Research eCommerce
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