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FSC Bulletin: Negotiating for Our Members

FSC Bulletin: Negotiating for Our Members

April 15, 2011
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" For the past 30 years FSC has not raised its membership dues, making an FSC membership the best investment an adult business can make in today’s economy. "

The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) is the trade association for the adult entertainment industry. Our mission is to lead, protect and support the growth and development of the adult entertainment community. As such we are often the watchdog for the industry, on the forefront of protecting the industry through lobbying and litigation efforts. Many of you are familiar with our recent work on 2257, CalOSHA and .XXX. FSC takes its role as industry watchdog very seriously and we are relentless in our efforts to protect the industry from oppressive regulations.

However, we at FSC are also mindful that there are a number of other factors that impact the success of adult businesses. Our industry is made up of a number of businesses large and small and as your trade association we also look to ways to increase your net result of operations by finding ways for our members to cut expenses and increase revenues.

FSC Anti-piracy Action Program (APAP)

APAP’s state-of-the-art technology incorporates audio/video fingerprinting and meta-data. This state-of-theart software offers the most comprehensive and effective technology available to track, take down and document infringements of your content. FSC has negotiated group pricing for its members for a fraction of what the tracking technology normally costs. Moreover, FSC has approached a number of previously offending tubesites to work with FSC to block uploads of pirated content. Utilizing APAP technology, our program not only blocks stolen content from being uploaded, but also through monetization realizes a potential new revenue stream for content providers and distributors.

Human Resources Consultation

Many adult industry businesses are too small to warrant a staff human resource (HR) position. Yet no matter the size, HR issues creep up in any and all business settings. FSC has negotiated with Neda Ghazanfarpour of HR Monster, LLC to offer discounts to FSC members for HR consultations and services. NEDA is an accomplished attorney and HR specialist highly recommended within the adult entertainment industry.

Health Insurance Discounts

Recently, FSC was approached by a number of studios because they had seen their health insurance premiums skyrocket this year. As an association we are working to obtain insurance rates at a lower rate for members. Individual companies will still have complete control over the type of plans they offer but FSC members will benefit from a group discount.

Freight Discounts

FSC is working with shipping companies to offer discounts to FSC members that could save thousands of dollars annually for FSC member companies. Again, negotiating as a group, FSC is able to get more favorable rates for many of our member than they can get on their own.

These are but just a few of the member benefits offered by FSC. For more information or to become a member contact Joanne Cachapero, joanne@freespeechcoalition.com or call the office at (818) 348-9373.

For the past 30 years FSC has not raised its membership dues, making an FSC membership the best investment an adult business can make in today’s economy. With these discounts and other protections offered by FSC, you can’t afford not to be a member. As your trade association FSC not only watches your back, we watch your bottom line.


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