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Exotic Erotic Ball

Exotic Erotic Ball
The Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo made its official debut in New York City recently, marking founder Perry Mann's return to his roots in the Big Apple and a chance to bring an event to the East Coast that has become a yearly mainstay for San Francisco's sexually liberated. A few weeks before the fi... More »

A Binding Agreement: 2

A Binding Agreement: 2
In part one, we examined some of the basic issues that contracts are designed to address. In this conclusion, we'll look at copyright issues and beyond: On Copyrights Under the copyright laws of the U.S., the photographer and the performers, not you, are the joint owners of the copyrights in the... More »

A Binding Agreement: 1

A Binding Agreement: 1
"Some of the biggest deals in the entertainment business were made with a handshake or negotiated on a cocktail napkin over lunch." While this bit of Hollywood lore is based in fact, what also is true, and is by far much more common, is the fact that some of the biggest, most expensive and most a... More »

Incorporating in Nevada

Incorporating in Nevada
Five years ago, Las Vegas resident John Vanhara was your average Czech expatriate looking to make money on the Internet. Then came the bursting of the dotcom bubble, 9/11 and the subsequent dramatic reshuffling of business plans. "When the Nasdaq went down, I was just thinking, what else can I do... More »

NakedSword Bulks Up

NakedSword Bulks Up
When the dot-com boom went bust, futures and fortunes evaporated overnight. But for those with a diversified portfolio — like the two forward-looking men behind leading gay video-on-demand provider NakedSword.com — the fallout was nullified by a shrewd investment in streaming technology and in a... More »

Midterm Porn Politics: 2

Midterm Porn Politics: 2
In part one, we looked at politics and the role it plays in the government's dealings with the adult entertainment industry. In this conclusion, we'll look at some suggestions for dealing with an increased level of prosecutorial danger: Regardless of our inability to predict whether there will be... More »

Midterm Porn Politics: 1

Midterm Porn Politics: 1
It is not a secret that the regulatory environment for the adult entertainment industry has become markedly more hostile in recent years. In fact, if you keep up with the news and commentary generated by the industry media, you may feel that you are at war with your own government. In the past coup... More »

Tapping Into a New Corner

Tapping Into a New Corner
Last year, several Virgin Megastore locations in the U.S. unveiled COLT Corners, branded kiosks featuring DVDs and other branded products from COLT Studio Group. "We have COLT Corners going into more than 15 stores across the U.S.," COLT President and Creative Director John Rutherford told XBIZ ... More »

Hardcore Content: 2

Hardcore Content: 2
In part one, we'll look at hardcore content, the definition of obscenity and the Miller test. In this conculsion, we'll look at Internet issues, self-censorship and beyond. Internet Issues Unlike a magazine or video, the infinite nature of works displayed on the Internet — with capabilities fo... More »

Hardcore Content: 1

Hardcore Content: 1
Hardcore content. It’s not hard to find, if you know where to look. Websites like CumFarters. com or PornJackass.com feature some of the most extreme hardcore content available online. At CockBrutality.com, the words “gaping,” “pissing” and “choking” often appear. On Khan Tusion’s... More »

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