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18 U.S.C. Section 2257 Exemption Statement

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18 U.S.C. Section 2257 Exemption Statement

ShadowyTales.com 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.

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 ShadowyTales.com is required to meet ShadowyTales.com'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. All user-submitted images and videos displayed on ShadowyTales.com are not hosted on our servers, but rather included as a link from external websites (i.e. blogs, public cloud storage services, etc...). Linking media from external websites is not considered a publishing method, as the availability of such media is still the responsibility of the third party publisher. As such, ShadowyTales.com is exempt from 18 U.S.C Section 2257.