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Director’s Chair: From Manila With Love

Director’s Chair: From Manila With Love
Bobby Manila, one of the only Filipino-American porn directors in town, grew up in the Valley and is now working (a lot) in the business that made the region either famous or notorious, depending on your outlook. Bobby’s outlook, truth be told, is one of irrepressible glee – this guy loves what ... More »

Media Comments on ICANN’s Approval of .XXX (or Who’s Idea Was This Anyway?)

Media Comments on ICANN’s Approval of .XXX (or Who’s Idea Was This Anyway?)
FSC has returned from San Francisco where, last week, we protested the now-approved .XXX sTLD and brought the adult industry’s concerns in front of the ICANN Board, prior to ICANN’s decision on Friday. Despite ongoing opposition reaching back to 2007, as well as our best efforts to dem... More »

A Congressional Cacophony

A Congressional Cacophony
"Dear Friends & Supporters," begins the most recent series of pleas from our friends at Morality In Media (MIM), as they begin another Congressional annoyance campaign. "Congress has already passed the laws; it is now the responsibility of the Department of Justice to enforce them and they're NO... More »

Company Profile: No Stopping Alto Global

Company Profile: No Stopping Alto Global
Attention online payment processors: there’s a new kid on the adult block. Alto Global Processing recently launched what promises to be a unique and specialized approach to private merchant accounts through its revolutionary “Payment Gateway.” “Alto Global Processing is made... More »

ICANN Approves .XXX sTLD

ICANN Approves .XXX sTLD
The ICANN Board voted today to proceed with ICM’s .XXX sTLD despite the advocacy of the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and a wide range of adult industry leaders. This decision represents the first time the ICANN Board has disregarded advice from its Government Advisory Committee (GAC). Ira Magazine... More »

‘No .XXX’ Protest at ICANN 40 Conference in San Francisco

‘No .XXX’ Protest at ICANN 40 Conference in San Francisco
FSC Executive Director Diane Duke leads the rally cry Kink.com founder and FSC Board member Peter Acworth is interviewed at the rally Wasteland.com founder Colin Rowntree and Pink Visual President Allison Vivas in front of the Westin-St. Francis Marching on the line in front of the ICA... More »

Executive Seat: Lord (of Asses) Byron

Executive Seat: Lord (of Asses) Byron
It took balls. At only 18 years old, boy-faced Tom Byron had enough cajones to walk across the street from his day job at an adult video and novelty store straight into legendary agent Jim South’s office and asked to work in porn films. And it paid off. Byron landed his first performing job w... More »

Pink Visual Redefines Premium Porn

Pink Visual Redefines Premium Porn
The market for online adult entertainment has dramatically changed during the past few years; reaching a point today where equally dramatic solutions are required in order to keep pace with consumer demand — and consumer conditioning, occurring as a result of being exposed to next generation m... More »

Really Basic B2B Marketing

Really Basic B2B Marketing
The term “B2B” is used to describe business that is conducted between two or more businesses rather than “B2C”, which is used to describe business that is conducted between a Business (B) and the Consumer (C). For example, a transaction that occurs between a manufacturing com... More »

From San Francisco: Adult Industry Does NOT Support .XXX

From San Francisco: Adult Industry Does NOT Support .XXX
FSC Board member and attorney Reed Lee and Wasteland's Colin Rowntree (r to l) working diligently to fight .XXX ICANN Chair Peter Dengate-Thrush and other ICANN Board members will vote on whether or not to approve .XXX on Friday FSC is in San Francisco through Friday to voice opposition an... More »

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