Performers receive a percentage of the per-minute fee charged for connecting to the website; they get .50 to (depending on the website) for a 10-minute chat with four customers.
The companies that have invented and promote these working arrangements are often based in tax havens (the Dutch Antilles, Costa Rica, Luxembourg, Gibraltar) or in US states such as Delaware or Oregon, where business laws are particularly permissive.
In France, as in most western countries, pornography workers are considered to be on short-term contracts and are paid a fee.
They are called “performers”, “models” or “entertainers”; in fact they sell virtual sex. The image on screen is of a bed or an armchair in a room whose d?
cor often evokes a brothel or a no-tell hotel; there may be background music.
All suspects remain under investigation by police, the statement said.