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Pleasure Products: High End, High Demand

Pleasure Products: High End, High Demand
In the pleasure products space, luxury is more than a status symbol among consumers. Highfalutin packaging and marketing helps establish a perception of increased value, but the real defining moment plays out behind closed doors. “Marketing establishes the brand promises and guiding core valu... More »

Will Micropayments Yield Maxi Profits?

Will Micropayments Yield Maxi Profits?
Some porn pros liken it to iTunes where a song can be bought for 99 cents and the consumer’s happy. And mobile micropayments have even been bandied about as being a panacea for those battling free porn, believing that a small price won’t matter if the content is superior to what’s ... More »

Q&A With Gamma Entertainment's Karl Bernard

Q&A With Gamma Entertainment's Karl Bernard
Karl Bernard grew Gamma Entertainment from a single website in the Golden Year, 1996, to one of the top online adult entertainment companies in the business. As president of the company, Bernard still is the driving force behind Montrealbased Gamma Entertainment, which markets GammaCash and FameDol... More »

'Tis The Season

'Tis The Season
Winter is here and for most of the population that means holiday season preparations have begun. For the adult industry that also means the convention season is rapidly approaching. As an affiliate manager, my attention will be focused on getting materials together for any advertising done at the sh... More »

FSC 2013 Board of Directors Candidates Announced

FSC 2013 Board of Directors Candidates Announced
The following list includes all candidates for the upcoming 2012 FSC Board of Directors election to be held this month. Only active FSC membersmay vote in the election; electronic ballots will be sent by online survey service Survey Monkey-Zoomerang. FSC members may vote for nine seats available in... More »

Heritage Marketing

Heritage Marketing
The adult industry attracts the “newer, better, sexier, cooler” boundary breaking companies and websites. In the content world, that concept is always prevalent — newer, younger, brighter-shining ingenues move to The Valley and push the established performers out in a continuous l... More »

Executive Seat: Third World’s Steve Scott Carves Out Niche

Executive Seat: Third World’s Steve Scott Carves Out Niche
When one hears the term “third world” it usually conjures images of economically depressed and backwards environments — often populated by impoverished people just scraping by. Not so in the porn world. The term takes on new meaning when Third World Media is discussed, where being... More »

FSC Provides Information on L.A. County ‘Safer Sex’ Ordinance Permitting Requirement Letter to Adult

FSC Provides Information on L.A. County ‘Safer Sex’ Ordinance Permitting Requirement Letter to Adult
In response to a letter sent out by L.A. County to some adult producers and directors on December 17th concerning the “Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act,” the Free Speech Coalition wishes to provide information to aid in decisions concerning shooting in L.A. County. ... More »

Part Two: Can Copyright Be Fixed?

Part Two: Can Copyright Be Fixed?
In a previous column, I addressed the goal for what I’ve termed the “post-fix” world of copyright. Now comes the hard part: describing in greater detail how we get to the desired end state from where we stand today. Oddly enough, one idea that could form the basis for a system tha... More »

Director's Chair: Erika Lust Promotes Sex-Positive Porn

Director's Chair: Erika Lust Promotes Sex-Positive Porn
Porn filmmaker and feminist Erika Lust launched Lust Films in 2004 “to cater to the female audience rarely recognized when producing porn.” A self-proclaimed introvert, Lust has taken on the challenge of becoming a voice for women who believe that pornography can serve as a “discou... More »

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