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California condom rule has porn industry eyeing move to Arizona

A strict new law is set to change the adult film industry in California.

Beginning Monday, sweeping health regulations will require porn performers in California to use condoms while on location, a rule that may have the industry considering a move to Arizona, myfoxphoenix.com reports.

The billion-dollar porn industry is fighting back, and on Saturday night they brought that fight to Phoenix, and that might not be all.

Adult movie star and film producer Taryn Thomas signed autographs for fans at the first-ever Adult Film Convention in Phoenix -- which happens to coincide with the Fifth Annual Porn Star Ball.

“Wherever work is, of course, I am going to flock to that as well,” said actress Amy Brook.

Brook started making Internet movies in Phoenix in 2008 and, like Thomas, is willing to come back if it means freedom of expression, KSAZ Fox 10 reports.

Film maker Michael Whiteacre said he's already seen change.

Producers and actors are packing up and moving to a new valley -- one with no restrictions.

But former porn actress and founder of the Pink Cross Foundation, Shelly Luben, warns of something else.

“What they bring with them is rampant – STDs, prostitution, drug trafficking, let me tell you -- they are going to recruit young women in Phoenix,” Luben told the station.

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