good analysis, justme. the great irony is that Ronnie and Rudy have caused this thing of ours to boom like never before, because: 1) unleashing the forces that make the rich richer increases demand for enchanting companionship; and 2) Rudy, by making the city much safer for the rich and near-rich, caused the tourist traffic to boom (nyc now has over 33,000,000 visitors per year -- supposedly even more than rome). and, when the cat is left back in akron, the meeses like to play. it's surely not what Ronnie and Rudy intended, and, thus, is a textbook example of the 'law of unintended consequences'. as to jurisdictional considerations, the internet exists on servers connected by telephone lines that cross state lines. hence, federal jurisdiction (including, where appropriate, 'wire fraud').