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Your Permanent Record

Your Permanent Record
On April 27, representatives of the Justice Department met privately with employees of various Internet service providers and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at the Holiday Inn Select in Alexandria, Va., where they discussed the possibility of mandatory data retention being im... More »

Overlooked Revenue

Overlooked Revenue
They're not your father's old girly magazines? Wait, maybe they are, sort of. We have all heard of the slow demise of hardcopy magazines, once the powerhouse of pornography, huge empires of ink and paper that slowly and begrudgingly gave way to this massive mix of digital flesh we call the Intern... More »

Maximizing Content

Maximizing Content
With an ever-increasing array of online distribution channels, adult producers can realize multiple revenue opportunities from a single video — but you have to be careful not to degrade the value of your product by licensing your content willy-nilly. Every other week, adult producers are hit wi... More »

The Power of Box Covers

The Power of Box Covers
The photographer's lens captures a bikini-clad young woman straddling a stone bust of a lion's head. Her skin is blemish free. There is a blond tinge to the natural auburn hair that is being gently caressed by a sea breeze. She is staring into the camera with blue-gray eyes that seem almost vacant. ... More »

Porn Beyond Porn Valley

Porn Beyond Porn Valley
A look at the top 10 mainstream companies profiting from adult Adult entertainment is estimated to be a $12-billion-a-year industry in the United States ($56 billion worldwide), and the profits are not only being enjoyed by adult-oriented powerhouses such as Vivid Entertainment, Playboy, Wicked P... More »

Commentary on 2257

Commentary on 2257
Listening to the Justice Department's lawyers arguing their side of the 2257 case in Denver, I was reminded of the old joke about the man who lost the dollar bill on 3rd Street, but is looking for it on 4th Street. Why does he look on 4th Street? Because the light is better there! That might once ha... More »

IVR Billing and Beyond

IVR Billing and Beyond
In theory, the dialer is the ideal billing mechanism to convert international surfers into paying customers. End-users simply download some software onto their PCs which then connect the user to a protected members area via a premium-rate telephone number. Website owners are paid on a per-minute bas... More »

Gauging Satisfaction

Gauging Satisfaction
Visitor satisfaction – it's what every webmaster strives and labors for, after all, as repeat business is the name of the game. Many websites expend enormous resources in developing custom content, new member services (in terms of bells and whistles), flashy graphics, dynamic tours and customer in... More »

The "3 Rs" of Online Adult

The "3 Rs" of Online Adult
With the online adult industry receiving ever-increasing scrutiny and legislators at all levels of government pushing for greater regulation of our sector, voices of concern are ringing out from throughout the adult business community. Business owners, webmasters, attorneys and performers all have ... More »

Partner Account Requester

Partner Account Requester
For adult webmasters involved in either running a thumbnail gallery or movie post (TGP/MGP), or in the submission of galleries to these websites, the growing role of "partner accounts" will come as no surprise. Indeed, it seems that nearly every gallery post offers such accounts these days – whil... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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