Interestingly enough, I just read about this same model for prostitution in Sweden. It is not illegal to sell sex, but it is very illegal to buy (or facilitate) it. The pimps are cut out because the women can safely go to the police, and the potential johns have to be much more careful about breaking the law since the full force of the law falls on them. http://www.vancourier.com/Feminist+lawyer+outlines+Swedish+prostitution+success/4398890/story.html
Sure there are flaws (like johns who "silence" their victims) but the experience in Sweden shows that these are no worse than the system they replace.
This is also the opposite of "joint and several" liability here in the US. This deserves some more discussion, Mike!
maybe they included the lost advertising revenue.
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