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AIM Closure, PornWikileaks – What Happened?

AIM Closure, PornWikileaks – What Happened?
(This article is a timeline of developments and summary of the events around the closure of the AIM clinic, and how AIM’s demise was affected by the rise and fall of the PornWikileaks hate site. Written by FSC Executive Director Diane Duke, this story has appeared on major adult industry tra... More »

Hardening Sites by Obfuscating File Structures

Hardening Sites by Obfuscating File Structures
When it comes to improving adult website security, sophisticated software, expensive hardware and other means are often employed; but budget-conscious operators can use a bit of strategy to harden their sites by obfuscating common directory and file structures, as well as other simple tricks that am... More »

Who is the Adult Industry?

Who is the Adult Industry?
We see references to the “Adult Industry” and “Sex Industry” thrown around all the time in both adult and mainstream articles, but there never seems to be a clear definition of what companies comprise our industry.  The FSC is the trade organization for the “Adult... More »

Barely Legal: Hustler’s Hero Line

Barely Legal: Hustler’s Hero Line
“It’s been our hero line for so long,” says Drew Rosenfeld, Hustler Video’s creative director. “‘Barely Legal’ is synonymous with Hustler.” Created by the late LFP photographer, Clive McLean, the series is barely 12 years old. Yet its phenomenal succe... More »

Content Moves to Clouds

Content Moves to Clouds
Traditional content models are giving way to cloud based access and storage systems — and this change isn’t about hosting provider marketing jargon, but rather, represents a profound shift in the way that modern media is distributed and consumed. This shift is all about “ownership... More »

Hosting Is Our Foundation for Success

Hosting Is Our Foundation for Success
Of all the factors that can impact your online business, the hosting infrastructure that it uses cannot be overemphasized. consider the basic fact that if your website is “down,” or loads slowly, visitors are leaving it without ever even seeing your offer or information — wasting t... More »

The Efficiencies of Core Competencies

The Efficiencies of Core Competencies
Everyone has at least one thing that they are good at — and for the most successful companies and individuals, perhaps several things they are good at — including one thing that they may be great at. These core competencies can become synonymous with a brand and lead to its dominance and... More »

Company Profile: L3 Payments

Company Profile: L3 Payments
Any way you cut it, having an adult business is risky business. If it’s not concern over record keeping, it’s worrying about copyright infringement or how to keep a company afloat in times when nearly every type of porn is free for the taking. But what’s even more important to the... More »

UPDATED! What's New and Exciting in the Sex Toy World and What's Up With the "Sold As a Novelty Only

UPDATED! What's New and Exciting in the Sex Toy World and What's Up With the "Sold As a Novelty Only
Well, what a crazy few weeks it's been here in Grand Opening!'s Sex Toy World! As you know, there were two back-to-back shows ("Can't we just all get along?") and the usual gossip between the two shows, none of which I'll go into here (or anywhere else for that matter). The two shows presented many ... More »

The Birth of the Pornorazzi

The Birth of the Pornorazzi
It has occurred to me that we have given birth once again to an entire new industry accompanied by its own job description complete with its own members, rules, regulations and hierarchy — the adult press corps, or the Pornorazzi! They appeared out of the ether one night, cameras at the ready... More »

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