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Retailer's Legal Wars: 1

Retailer's Legal Wars: 1
When the Justice Department filed federal obscenity charges against Rob Zacari, aka Rob Black, and his company, Extreme Associates, the case garnered splashy headlines, network news coverage and the attention of just about everyone in the adult entertainment industry. Perhaps because such cases a... More »

Barbecue Sex Freak

Barbecue Sex Freak
When asked his five-year-plan for adult industry domination, porn visionary Gram Ponante paused, his salad fork pronged through with wholesome, corn-fed starlets at his Malibu beach/ranch, executed a breath o... More »

Hip-Hop and Adult

Hip-Hop and Adult
From Lil' Kim and Too Short to DJ Quik — from Ice-T to Luther Campbell and 2 Live Crew — hip-hop has long been known for its abundance of sexually explicit lyrics. Rappers were hardly the first recording artists to address sexuality; back in the 1920s and 1930s, blues lyrics also were full of s... More »

Getting Noticed

Getting Noticed
The current times of increased competition demand better scrutiny as to how you present your wares for sale. Surfing the various media outlets available, it never ceases to amaze me how often I see one line of text or shabby front images used to advertise a product. The initial impact of your pr... More »

Riches in the Niches

Riches in the Niches
The Romans knew that an empire was only as big as its boundaries. Like any empire, the adult industry is only nominally centralized in the San Fernando Valley. Its real heart is the Internet and the Internet is boundless. Still, as the adult industry expands, companies find themselves catering to th... More »

Real World Redirection

Real World Redirection
In a recent board discussion about 2257 compliance issues for overseas producers, I posted a sample of geo-redirect code that has appeared in various forms during discussions here at XBiz. The purpose of the code, implemented as part of a website's .htaccess file, is to redirect incoming website tra... More »

Congress Fights Indecency

Congress Fights Indecency
Nearly 10 years ago, conservative Democrat Jim Exon proposed the Communications Decency Act, which would have made it a felony to transmit indecent materials across the Internet. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the act by a unanimous vote. Despite the clarity of the court's d... More »

Hey Melaya

Hey Melaya
The Ronald Reagan Library exerts a powerful force over me, and it was at the Quizno's at the base of its hill that I learned I would not be Pope, so it isn't often that I move from Porn Valley to Snore'n Valley. But at the request ... More »

The Vision of Teravision

The Vision of Teravision
From the outside, it looks like just another office building in the Valley. Grey and nondescript, cars parked out front, the number posted next to the door. It is not until you enter — met by the smell of fresh paint and new furniture — that you see the difference. Instead of the typical 198... More »

FHG Flexibility

FHG Flexibility
In part one, we examined what free hosted galleries are and are not intended for and introduced some basic concepts for their application. In part two, we expanded on those concepts by introducing the strategic uses of FHGs and how they can be used with other kinds of materials to guide and pre-qual... More »

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