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Mainstream Prosecutions?

Mainstream Prosecutions?
Adult entertainment is not only a huge moneymaker for many of its manufacturers but also for many of its distributors — and in 2007 those distributors include Comcast Cable, Time Warner, DirecTV, Marriott and a long list of other large mainstream corporations that have been offering sexually expli... More »

Gary Kaufman

Gary Kaufman
In late August, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit against SexSearch.com and other adult companies. The suit claimed that an adult male was tricked into having sex with a female minor who posted that she was over 18 years old on SexSearch. The complaint posed a major legal threat to social networki... More »

Can someone from the DOJ explain this??

Can someone from the DOJ explain this??
2257 regulations have been buzzing around the online adult entertainment community for the last couple of years. Some companies have taken seriously in doing their documentation while others have not. 2257 is a Federal law that applies to "sexually explicit" content to ensure that minors were no... More »

Can Firefox Gain Market Share?

Can Firefox Gain Market Share?
In its ongoing attempt to garner a greater share of the web browser market, the Mozilla Foundation is starting to sound a little like an adult paysite owner fretting over his membership numbers: according to a recent article posted on the Mozilla website, the primary problem the company has faced in... More »

Gay Terms

Gay Terms
A good first step in understanding a culture that's different than your own is to learn a little bit of the language. That's true whether you're going to France, the Folsom Street Fair, the Eagle Bar in San Francisco or any local GLBT Pride celebration. Destinations like the Trannywood Pictures home... More »

WIA Profile: Laurel Hertz

WIA Profile: Laurel Hertz
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. Prior to working in the adult industry, what... More »

Sexualizing your firewall

Sexualizing your firewall
In the lurking world of the Internet, where the best face we can show the outside is our public unresolved digits, a northern California company has created a site that moans your Internet Protocol address. Intervis Media dabbles in different projects, its founder says, but "there is a special pl... More »

A Girl's-Eye View of Gay Porn

A Girl's-Eye View of Gay Porn
The question frequently comes up on the adult industry message boards and beyond, often posed by straight guys seeking to build solo sites featuring themselves as models: "Do women look at these sites?" The answer they usually receive is "No, just gay guys will be checking you out." While it's true ... More »

What Would Bob Seger Do? Girls on Film: Solo 2

What Would Bob Seger Do? <i>Girls on Film: Solo 2</i>
As easy as it might be to forget why I'm here, now and then I am reminded that at all times we must pay homage to Bob Seger. Here is Holly Morgan on the set of Platinum Blue's masturbation (theirs, not necessarily yours) epic Girls on Film: Solo Edition 2. Seger's influence on the porn world i... More »

All the Way to the FBI

All the Way to the FBI
This column was originally published in the October 2007 issue of XBIZ World. The letter came a week before the scheduled meeting, an awkward lead-time considering the distances people would need to travel. On official FBI letterhead, the one-page invitation stated that the meeting would take p... More »

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