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Free Speech Coalition, Copyright, Piracy and Monetization of Content

Free Speech Coalition, Copyright, Piracy and Monetization of Content
There has been a great deal of discussion about the appropriate role the Free Speech Coalition plays in copyright, piracy and monetization of content in an ever-changing digital environment. I’d like to clarify FSC’s role as it pertains to copyright protection and to offer a specific example of... More »

Recent U.S. Tax Law Changes

Recent U.S. Tax Law Changes
Most savvy entrepreneurs or business people understand that tax and accounting should not be an afterthought. With politicians and lobbyists looking for ways to raise revenue, there is an ever-pressing need to be aware of how both domestic and international tax laws impact your company's business m... More »

What's Up With 2257 Litigation

What's Up With 2257 Litigation
I receive calls on a regular basis asking me to bring people up to speed on 2257. It is a complicated issue because there have been numerous developments with a great deal of bureaucracy and an equal amount of ambiguity. In this article I will briefly explain 2257’s major developments and give you... More »

How Search Engines Work

How Search Engines Work
In June, Internet monitor Hitwise.com reported that Google now holds a 69.17 percent market share based on U.S. traffic. Since they're driving nearly 70 percent of all search traffic it's important for you to understand how they work. I realize that you understand in the general sense how search ... More »

Curious Cameron

Curious Cameron
When gay porn impresario and Channel 1 Releasing partner Chi Chi LaRue was first contacted by her latest exclusive for All Worlds Video, Cameron Marshall, he was boyfriends with Josh Vaughn, one of her other contract studs at the time. “Well, you know he didn’t even like boys before Josh, r... More »

It's All About The Boys

It's All About The Boys
You may ask yourself, “What’s a straight guy like Rob Ragan doing running a successful gay distribution company that deals primarily in bareback content?” Ragan, owner/founder of All Boys Distribution, would tell you that good product is good product; the trick is to understand the market... More »

The Profit Potential

The Profit Potential
There is money in foreign markets, but how do you get it? Can a studio simply ship a few hundred DVDs to Europe and wait for the money to roll in? If it were that simple you’d be standing in line at the bank with a deposit slip and a handful of checks. If there is one thing that everyone agre... More »

WIA Profile: Shelly Riley

WIA Profile: Shelly Riley
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. What did you do before getting into the adul... More »

Back to Basics

Back to Basics
There are more outlets than ever for adult content and maybe none is more sought after — and more evasive — than the broadcast market. Cable, satellite, hotel, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, fiber optic delivery, IPTV, mobile and handheld device platforms — all of these distribution platforms ... More »

Peer to Peer Pressure

Peer to Peer Pressure
The affiliate marketing paradigm has been in place now for a long enough period of time that all but the absolutely newest webmasters are well aware of how it works. Most view it as a single-layer system where affiliates send traffic up the food chain in exchange for payouts being sent back down... More »

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