Bill Schmalfeldt has been asked on this blog a number of questions over the past month or so. Until yesterday, he has refused to answer any of the questions Running Wolf Blog has put forth. Yesterday, he finally answered all of Running Wolf Blog’s questions, however it wasn’t as forthcoming as you might think. Schmalfeldt answered the dozen or so question this blog had with a single answer, and Running Wolf Blog quotes…
“None of your fucking business.”
– Bill Schmalfeldt in response to Running Wolf Blog’s “Questions of Bill Schmalfeldt” post on this blog.
The very first question Running Wolf Blog had for Mr. Schmalfeldt dealt with his record keeping habits for the pornography he produced. Several years ago, Mr. Schmalfeldt harassed a photographer in Texas, insisting he provide the legal paperwork required in the production of pornography. Since the paperwork would reveal personally identifiable information, under federal law the photographer could not provide what Mr. Schmalfeldt was asking for. Based on the photographer’s lack of response, Mr. Schmalfeldt filed a report with various Texas authorities. In the end, once the properly authorized individuals could review the photographers records, no charges were filed against the photographer.
Shortly after Mr. Schmalfeldt made the complaints against the photographer in Texas, Schmalfeldt produced his own version of pornography. He produced an image of two men engaged in either simulated or actual anal intercourse, and replaced the faces of the actual models hired with the faces of at least one other person. (Side note: for the purposes of this article, Running Wolf Blog is using the term “producer” as indicated in Section 2257 of Federal Code, which governs the record keeping requirements of producers of pornography.) Running Wolf Blog is in possession of multiple versions of the image, since original copyright holders apparently objected to the use of their intellectual property for Mr. Schmalfeldt’s use, this blog is not 100% sure which image is the final product.
However, a final product that used a fellow blogger’s image was used, replacing the face of a model in the original image. Running Wolf Blog has it on faith and belief that the blogger who’s facial image used in the final product did not sign a waiver or an age release form with the producer of the image, Mr Schmalfeldt.
Running Wolf Blog asked Mr. Schmalfeldt if he maintained the same record keeping protocols he demanded the Texas photographer turn over to him. Mr. Schmalfeldt, for over a month, has refused to answer the question until yesterday. His answer, “none of your fucking business.”
Since receiving that answer, Running Wolf Blog contacted the Baltimore office of the FBI to see what the FBI’s interest in illegal online pornography. The agent we spoke to, on the condition of anonymity, indicated that the FBI’s primary interest in online pornography has been child pornography. Generally, the FBI does not handle other types of pornography, even though the record keeping law is a federal law. When provided with the details at issue with Schmalfeldt’s production of pronogrophy, the agent wondered if this couldn’t be a case of revenge porn, since it is believed that at least one face model was unwillingly included. The agent indicated that recently the FBI arrested several Revenge Porn Kingpins, including Hunter Moore, and as a revenge porn case there could be interest.
Running Wolf Blog is under no illusion that the very busy office of the Baltimore FBI, which is one of the main offices outside of Washington DC handling the investigation of terrorism in and around the nation’s capitol, will be overly interested in the production of pornography in the shadow of the Nation’s capitol. Nevertheless, the question was asked, the answer (as insulting as it was) was given, and if the FBI is ever willing to focus on this problem, Running Wolf Blog ensures our readers that the FBI has the full cooperation of our resources on this issue.
Running Wolf Blog wishes to thank Mr. Schmalfeldt for his honest answer to our question on the production of pornography. Running Wolf blog will cover the answers to other questions of Mr. Schmalfeldt at a later date. This blog is thankful to all our readers for their continuing support and the plethora of information and screen captures that readers have provided. Since receiving a definitive answer from Mr. Schmalfeldt, we can finally proceed with our investigation into the various issues raised. Running Wolf Blog promises our readership to fully investigate Mr. Schmalfeldt’s answer(s) as fully as possible. More Answers of Bill Schmalfeldt stories are in the pipeline.