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FSC Applauds Court’s Decision on Performer Privacy

FSC Applauds Court’s Decision on Performer Privacy
Alameda Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith this week issued a decision blocking Cal/OSHA’s subpoena for information in the 2009 case of “Patient Zero.” The state regulatory agency had subpoenaed now-defunct Adult Industry Medical Healthcare (AIM) for employment and medical infor... More »

World of Content: Expanding Access

World of Content: Expanding Access
Adult content has been around for a long time. Even in the 19th century — long before there were large adult entertainment companies that made millions of dollars — there was adult content in the form of nude photographs, sexually explicit illustrations and erotic novels. But technologic... More »

Executive Seat: Building Bluebird’s Brand

Executive Seat: Building Bluebird’s Brand
Lead more and follow less — the hallmark of a true executive and the mantra of Bluebird Film’s Drew Dixon. The Vice President of Sales for the progressive feature film company said he believes trends come and go but high quality product speaks for itself. And with Bluebird’s dedic... More »

How To Buy A Vibrator - A Primer for Selling to the First Timer

How To Buy A Vibrator - A Primer for Selling to the First Timer
We've all had a first time... first time love, first time sex ("You NEVER forget the first person you have sex with" I always tell my virgin listeners and I am sure, right now, you are all flashing upon who that person was for you), and, for many of us, you remember getting your first sextoy.  ... More »

Next Wave for Affiliate Marketing?

Next Wave for Affiliate Marketing?
Many adult webmasters say that it’s very hard to make money from affiliate programs these days. This should come as no surprise. The current methods most companies employ for affiliate marketing — how they compensate and measure success in converting visitors into new customers — n... More »

Supported by Viewers Like You…

Supported by Viewers Like You…
As the dollar dynamic between media publishers and consumers continues to evolve, one intriguing strategic move comes from the U.S.-based Public Television System (PBS); which despite its historic stance as a longtime shunner of in-program and interstitial advertising, is increasingly incorporating ... More »

Director’s Chair: Prime-Time Player

Director’s Chair: Prime-Time Player
In an industry full of characters, Ivan is one of the most colorful. The Russian-born artist is a legit, five-tool player — he can write, produce, shoot, direct and edit — making him a valuable asset in porn circles. Meanwhile, the self styled World’s Most Dangerous Director has a... More »

Company Profile: AEBN’s Empire Still Growing

Company Profile: AEBN’s Empire Still Growing
In 2011, the Adult Entertainment Broadcast Network, or AEBN, is celebrating its 12th anniversary. The Charlotte, N.C.-based video-on- demand powerhouse has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 12 years; AEBN now offers a vast online adult library that boasts over 100,000 titles and includes materi... More »

Executive Seat: Call Him Hands-On

Executive Seat: Call Him Hands-On
When LFP/Hustler hired John Desjardins as vice president and general manager of the LFP Internet Group in late 2010, it wasn’t hard to understand why the position was so right for him. Desjardins, who now oversees all of Hustler’s Internet operations except for its ecommerce (which is h... More »

WIA Profile: Audrea Mata

WIA Profile: Audrea Mata
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. How did you get into the business? I was an a... More »

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