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Hosting sites retain between 40% and 65% of performers’ earnings, for providing chatroom and payment services and an existing customer base.Laszlo Czero is the former CEO of and current consultant to – two leading corporations in the field.

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executive Harry Varwijk estimates that profits yielded by webcam hosting will reach $10 billion by 2020.Performers and customers are able to communicate with each other using keyboard, speech and two-way cameras.Silence of the cams But while consumers and producers are busy experimenting with these new capabilities, both governments and campaigners remain eerily silent.The majority of performers are women, but there are also male and transgender performers.On sites such as Chaturbate and My Free Cams, a tipping system operates in public chatrooms.And the Digital Economy Bill, which is currently on its way through parliament, seeks to restrict minors’ access to pornographic material online.

Yet both laws focus on recordings, rather than live streaming; in effect, they turn a blind eye to webcamming.

This is odd, given that the British government has increasingly taken a heavy-handed approach to regulating sexual commerce.

For example, in 2014 a new law banned certain acts from being depicted and uploaded by British pornography producers.

Every single webcam transaction passes through – and profits – the banking system.

According to Varwijk, the banking system charges between 7% and 15% for providing payment facilities – much more than the 2% to 3% they usually charge.

In private chatrooms, performers are paid by the minute for a private show.