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An Extreme Decision

An Extreme Decision
All ten criminal obscenity-related charges against Extreme Associates were dismissed on January 20, 2005, by United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster on constitutional grounds. In his decision, Judge Lancaster determined that: 1) there are fundamental rights to Liberty and Privacy held by p... More »

Bad Girls In Wet T-Shirts

Bad Girls In Wet T-Shirts
What makes someone willing to pay for porn? As marketers of adult entertainment, this is the most basic and important question that we can ask; but a subject that is seldom contemplated as often, or as thoroughly, as it deserves to be. That's too bad, because knowing the answer could be the key to s... More »

A Higher Education

A Higher Education
The increasing mainstream acceptability of the burgeoning adult industry is all the more apparent when respectable film schools begin offering courses tailored to prepare the next generation of producers for a career in the competitive world of adult filmmaking. Such is the case with the Universi... More »

Billing Trials Through SMS

Billing Trials Through SMS
Can SMS (Short Message Service) billing be successfully used to sell trial offers to European customers, and result in further purchases? Simply put, yes. By making the process easier for the potential member to sign up to take a peek and not have to worry about recurring bills or hidden charges, th... More »

A Windows DRM Alternative

A Windows DRM Alternative
Editor's note: The recent discussions of security flaws in versions of Windows Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology has led some to consider alternative formats, platforms and technologies for protecting their content. One such alternative is Macromedia's Flash Live Video system which holds gr... More »

Virtual Matchmaking: Part 2

Virtual Matchmaking: Part 2
In this article's conclusion, we'll examine issues of compatibility, privacy, and safety... Seeking Compatibility "There's several different ways compatibility is sought," Conru said. "People select characteristics that are most important to them and do a search, such as gender, sexual orientat... More »

Virtual Matchmaking: Part 1

Virtual Matchmaking: Part 1
The primal urges of mating and dating drive Internet profits more than ever before in cyber history, and computerized matchmaking comprises an e-commerce sector that currently is generating substantial revenues. Recent research from Market Data Enterprises found that the matchmaking industry was ... More »

To Build Or Not To Build

To Build Or Not To Build
XBiz Moderator AussieWebmaster started a thread the other day that caught my attention, entitled "What is working best?" in which he asked the question "What areas are working best for you now. What do you see as the hottest niches etc. right now?" I'm always wary of the message this type of disc... More »

Psychology Of Selling Porn

Psychology Of Selling Porn
Editor's note: One of the biggest mistakes people make in this business is to de-personalize our prospects and customers. We tend to think in terms of traffic, of raw and unique visitors, and do so while forgetting that these visitors are people – people who are ruled by emotion and impulse, and w... More »

Celebrity Sex Tapes, Part 2

Celebrity Sex Tapes, Part 2
In this article's conclusion, we'll take a look at building traffic through celebrity content and the Flynt connection: Building Traffic While it was an extremely difficult task to not defame either party and to stick to the facts legally, I set out to do my best to plug Sexbrat's URL as many ti... More »

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