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Legal Reality: DMCA Takedown Notices, Requirements

Legal Reality: DMCA Takedown Notices, Requirements
Recently I have received a lot of requests from our readers regarding the requirements for a proper DMCA takedown notice. For those not familiar with a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notice, it is a communication that is sent to an online service provider (OSP) by a party that owns... More »

Vegas Baby! Hot House Looks Forward to a New Era by the Strip

Vegas Baby! Hot House Looks Forward to a New Era by the Strip
While Christian Owen knew that a change was coming for Hot House Entertainment earlier this year, he wasn’t sure exactly when and what. One thing became certain: The building that housed the company’s 6,000-square foot studio was going to be torn down. “We had a lot of things that... More »

Someday Never Comes

Someday Never Comes
Editor’s note: The following missive is not my typically technical fare, but a hopefully inspirational cautionary tale of the inevitable future. Bear with me, for as embroiled actor and pro pudding peddler Bill Cosby used to say at the opening of his old televised cartoon series “Fat Alb... More »

Boys Will Be Boys (And Sometimes Girls, Too)

Boys Will Be Boys (And Sometimes Girls, Too)
While the question of online ad legitimacy and user profile verity or “enhancement” is not new, I found an interesting perspective on the topic in a recent article at Vice.com: “Things You Learn Designing Porn Banners For A Living,” which interviews a young Jewish girl named ... More »

Move Over Mr. T: Falcon Studios Group's New A-Team

Move Over Mr. T: Falcon Studios Group's New A-Team
In years past, Falcon Studios and Raging Stallion Studios have selected “Men of the Year” from their stable of exclusives to represent the kind of sex appeal and talent fans expect from the brands. But as time went on, President Chris Ward notes they found more and more men with exclusiv... More »

ASACP Responds to Morality in Media

ASACP Responds to Morality in Media
In a recent newsletter sent out by Morality in Media entitled “Proof the Tide is Turning!” it was claimed that the adult entertainment industry is scared and “they recognize that we are coming for them and that we are collectively saying no more to sexual exploitation.” MIM c... More »

WIA Profile: Mia Hyun

WIA Profile: Mia Hyun
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. Mia Hyun is the founder and CEO of Mobius Paym... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With ExoClick's Richard Cottrell

Exec Seat: Q&A With ExoClick's Richard Cottrell
ExoClick last summer announced the expansion of its workforce with four new hires, one of whom is online advertising industry veteran Richard Cottrell. Cottrell joined the company as global sales director with the role of focusing on driving revenue through consistent profitable long-term growth. H... More »

Creating a Sensation: Q&A With Lavi Yedid of NS Novelties

Creating a Sensation: Q&A With Lavi Yedid of NS Novelties
Lavi Yedid is a 30-plus year industry veteran and has been on all sides of the business. From running the day-to-day at one of the industry’s first super distributors, to developing new and unique products for the biggest names in the pleasure products world – he’s pretty much seen... More »

Affiliates: Achieving Success With Benchmarks

Affiliates: Achieving Success With Benchmarks
Achieving success as an affiliate is not a matter of chance, it is the result of a thoughtful process of planning and experimentation that has many facets. Regardless of your business goals or particular needs, the important thing is to have a plan for dealing with affiliate programs. This is not a... More »

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