I'm seeking clarification about making pornography in Victoria, Australia. (To be crystal clear I'm talking about taking pictures/films of consenting adults, paid for their services, for display to other consenting adults who have sought the material. Reasonably 'main stream' or 'vanilla' sex acts between adults, nothing violent and no inappropriate participants (I won't spell that out, I'm sure you get it)) On other subjects the law (e.g. driving, alcohol, firearms, retail etc.) is much more clear, there is usually readily available information with "you may do this..." or "you may not..." When it comes to pornography there is very little and at best vague information. Most of what I have been able to find is comments from politicians, or events like sexpo etc. But nothing as concrete as "the XXX Act of 1998 states...." As best I can decipher it is illegal to record film, but not still photographs. Distribution is unclear, if it is published in Australia (ie. on an Australian web host targeted at Australia audience e.g. through a .com.au domain) that would be illegal? But what if it is stored on an american web host targeted at an international audience (e.g. through a generic .com domain) that would be legal? In a nutshell I suppose I'm asking... can someone in Victoria take photos of consenting adults, paid for their time to perform 'vanilla' sexual acts, be published for an overseas audience under Australian Law?