Pressure from various state attorney generals has proven too much for Craigslist to bear. Yesterday the online classifieds site announced that it will no longer accept "erotic services" ads, and will remove the category entirely next week. What will replace that category is an "adult services" category that will contain "postings from legal adult service providers."
Craigslist will have to police this category to keep the attorney generals happy. Online businesspeople should take note that the Internet is quickly becoming less of a wild west than it used to be.