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Witnessing Transformation – Performers into Producers

Witnessing Transformation – Performers into Producers
The beginning of a new year in the adult entertainment industry is always filled with excitement, trade shows, and hopes for success in the year ahead.  Now is also the time when the industry tries to identify upcoming trends in production and distribution of erotic content.  Fresh in the ... More »

Legal Reality: More Pooling for Porn

Legal Reality: More Pooling for Porn
Last month I reported what some very good news regarding new federal securities regulations that went into effect in September that conditionally allow start-ups and small businesses to use Internet advertising and other mass marketing means to raise investment capital for businesses. The new rules ... More »

Credit Credo: Beat Affiliate Fraud

Credit Credo: Beat Affiliate Fraud
You have to work hard to keep your hands clean in this industry. That’s not to say that the majority of players in the adult world aren’t above the board — they are — but there is an unseen minority that leaves a lasting impact on the industry akin to an unbleachable lipstick... More »

Rondee’s Way: AdultMart CEO Discusses Retail Business

Rondee’s Way: AdultMart CEO Discusses Retail Business
General Video Cleveland, now known as GVA-TWN, has been at the beating-heart core of the adult industry ever since there was such a thing. Founded by the legendary Reuben Sturman, the distribution giant is a rock that has weathered many fierce storms, commercial and political. It still stands strong... More »

Piracy Journal: Looking at Leachers

Piracy Journal: Looking at Leachers
There is a copyright infringement case in Chicago that began two years ago, and it’s still before the court, and everyone interested in digital piracy should be watching it closely. It involves a content producer from Florida called Flavaworks, and a social media and video indexing site called... More »

Corpus Juris: Filming in California?

Corpus Juris: Filming in California?
In July, a federal judge largely upheld Congress’ most recent changes to 18 U.S.C. § 2257, the highly burdensome record-keeping regime that requires adult content producers to verify the age of performers by inspecting identification documents and maintaining cross-referenced records of t... More »

The Pitfalls of Porn End-User Copyright Litigation

The Pitfalls of Porn End-User Copyright Litigation
The other morning, a friend of mine shot me a link to a new article on XBIZ.com with the headline “Porn Piracy Defendant Uses 2257 as Weapon” (see story, page 1) and asked me for my take on the news – not so much from a legal perspective (which is good, because I’m not remote... More »

Hot House Heads to the Gym with Sports Line

Hot House Heads to the Gym with Sports Line
Christian Owen is no stranger to the lure of hot athletes bursting out of their jockstraps. In his days as a performer, one of his highlights was appearing in “Bottom of the 9th,” the third entry in All Worlds Video’s “Little Big League” series — a quartet of base... More »

WIA Profile: Amy Szabo

WIA Profile: Amy Szabo
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. Women like Amy Szabo, Media Manager, CM Product... More »

Parental Involvement is Key to Child Protection

Parental Involvement is Key to Child Protection
The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is calling for more thoughtful solutions to the problem of preventing minors from accessing legal adult entertainment websites, following recent actions taken by the U.K. that will require registration at the ISP level to view porn online ... More »

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