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WIA Profile: Kerin De Francis

WIA Profile: Kerin De Francis
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. With almost 20 years in the industry, Kerin De... More »

Exec Seat: Eddie Arenas, Naughty America

Exec Seat: Eddie Arenas, Naughty America
Meet Eddie Arenas, Naughty America’s CEO. Arenas joined the the Southern California company in 2005 after work in mainstream advertising and postproduction. Five years later, in 2010, he rose to the chief executive position. XBIZ sat down with Arenas to find out more about him and what&rsquo... More »

Internet-Connected TV (Almost) Comes of Age

Internet-Connected TV (Almost) Comes of Age
A walk around the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) or a perusal of the tech news since reveals an increasing number of TVs are Internet ready; and that although the services targeting these devices may be expanding rapidly, viewers are using these TVs the way they always have; frustrating the ... More »

Exec Seat: Joe Casella, Entrenue President

Exec Seat: Joe Casella, Entrenue President
Joe Casella entered the pleasure products industry after working for adult retail chain Fascinations for more than a decade. With a penchant for the pleasure products side of retail, Casella took over Entrenue in 2006. His passion for the pleasure products industry coupled with the boutique distribu... More »

Singaporean Snapshot

Singaporean Snapshot
With more than 80 percent of its five plus million residents online, Singapore is a sophisticated and vibrant Asian city-state on the cutting edge of technology; but limited in its tolerance of “objectionable” content due to its conservative cultural sensibilities. This makes the market... More »

FSC, Industry Members Travel to Sacramento to Oppose AB 332

FSC, Industry Members Travel to Sacramento to Oppose AB 332
On Wednesday, Free Speech Coalition CEO Diane Duke was accompanied by former performer Lydia Lee (aka Julie Meadows), producers Mo Reese and Lorenzo Marr, and FSC staff on a day-long trip to Sacramento, to stand in opposition of Assembly Bill 332, the proposed California bill that would require ba... More »

Ask The Attorney: Future of Obscenity Laws

Ask The Attorney: Future of Obscenity Laws
Will obscenity laws and enforcement exist 20 years from now? J.D. OBENBERGER 1. That every action causes an equal and opposite reaction is not just a law of physics; I think it’s true in society as well. Moral conservatives can be expected to vent their frustration and rage at an advancing l... More »

The Evolution and Diversification of Fetish Fashion

The Evolution and Diversification of Fetish Fashion
Fetish attire has come a long way since the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. In those days, fetish attire was much more underground than it is now. But with BDSM depictions showing up in everything from beer commercials to sitcoms to telenovelas these days, fetish fashions are much more ubiquitous than they ... More »

Is File Sharing Theft?

Is File Sharing Theft?
The language we use to frame digital piracy matters, and the real problem is that 20th century notions of theft simply don’t apply. Copying content one did not create is not the same zero-sum game as stealing, because the owner still has his original content. And now, entire generations of &ld... More »

Thorny Issue With Age-Verification Laws

Thorny Issue With Age-Verification Laws
Recent changes to federal online age verification legislation is spurring marketers of adult oriented materials to take a new look at the ongoing problems and the questionable solutions to this hot-button issue — and at how one problem so readily begets another... In “Age Verification a... More »

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