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18 U.S.C. Section 2257 Exemption Statement

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18 U.S.C. Section 2257 Exemption Statement is exempt from 18 U.S.C. Section 2257, because this website does not publish any sexually explicit live video, recorded video stream, or still photograph featuring real live persons, which may require written affidavit from any subjects portrayed.

All imagery, video, and animation hosted on this website consists of graphic depictions created by artists, illustrators and designers. Any similarity between these pieces of fictional art(no matter how realistic, or photo-realistic), and real live persons is purely coincidental and unintentional.

Artwork depicting celebrities, and persons whose likeness is considered public knowledge (i.e. Hollywood actors, public performers, and popular musicians), falls under the definition of "fan-fiction", which also falls outside of the scope of 18 U. S. C Section 2257.

All content posted on is required to meet's quality guidelines. Said guidelines do not allow the hosting of sexually explicit materials that includes real live persons, as defined in 18 U.S.C section 2256. However, Shadowy Tales administrators and owners cannot be expected to monitor every user's upload. By this token, Shadowy Tales relies on user feedback to remove any and all unauthorized content.

To report content that falls outside of our Content Quality Guidelines, as well as article 18 U.S.C Section 2257, please contact our administrators at