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Marketing Alt-Porn

Marketing Alt-Porn
As the adult Internet becomes increasingly competitive, some adult webmasters will inevitably broaden their focus in the hope of attracting new customers. That could mean adding gay websites after having specialized in heterosexual erotica; it could mean branching out into BDSM/fetish websites after... More »

Significant Change Could Be Right Around the Corner

Significant Change Could Be Right Around the Corner
This election year, each of the presidential candidates has endeavored mightily to be identified in the voters’ minds as the candidate of “change.” That fact is not terribly surprising, given that this year’s crop of presidential contestants has been confronted with an American electorate th... More »

The Sound and Fury

The Sound and Fury
The debate pitting social responsibility against commercial viability vis-à-vis sexually explicit content seems never louder than when someone tosses a mention of so-called "extreme" content into the middle of it. While it's not exactly a hot-button issue in the adult-entertainment industry, the "e... More »

Tube Life

Tube Life
This time it was Twistys turn to publicize their position with regard to Tube sites. Shap did the dirty work and expressed his company's stance very articulately on GFY. Still, as expected, he was immediately set upon by the mob as if he'd just announced the opening of a child porn brokerage. Others... More »

Piracy: A Matter of Life or Death

Piracy: A Matter of Life or Death
Recently, Washington Post military correspondent Tom Ricks reported on the problem of a "porno virus" being spread by both American and Iraqi military personnel that have obtained and are now trading illegally copied DVDs – a situation which I briefly expanded upon in an XBIZ News story entitled "... More »

WIA Profile: Diane Duke

WIA Profile: Diane Duke
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 for a living prior to coming... More »

Combating Piracy

Combating Piracy
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "Which do you think will be most effective in combating content piracy — taking legal action against pirates, a technological solution, or some combination of both?" Here's what they had to say: Who steals content in the first pl... More »

Channel 69 Video

Channel 69 Video
Ami Ben really knows his customers. And they know exactly what to expect of the niche products that Ben's Channel 69 Video produces. "They all know my company has the best specialty products," Ben says. "If they want the best of the niches, they come to me. Once I get that kind of customer, they'... More »

Branding a Star

Branding a Star
I don't think many girls grow up dreaming of the day that having sex on camera would earn them a lucrative living. Every girl in this business has a story of how she wound up here. Their journeys into the world of XXX film range from getting in through a friend, to looking for an easy way to make a ... More »

Filmco Gets Weird

Filmco Gets Weird
When Abraham Lincoln uttered the wise phrase, "You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time," it's doubtful he had forced lactating, double penetration, dwarf action or granny gang bangs in mind. Y... More »

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