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2257 – This Means War: 3

2257 – This Means War: 3
In parts one and two, we looked at the issues surrounding compliance with the newly expanded 18 USC 2257 regulations and the need to fight them. In today's conclusion, we'll look at what can, and should, be done about the problem. The FSC Wants You The challenge to the adult entertainment busine... More »

2257 – This Means War: 2

2257 – This Means War: 2
In part one we saw how "2257" compliance is on the front burner for webmasters, content providers and video producers across the country. Today we'll look at more issues with compliance and the need to fight these burdensome regulations. 2. Compliance with the regulations will require disclosure ... More »

2257 – This Means War: 1

2257 – This Means War: 1
Unless you have been vacationing in the Amazon, by now you know that Attorney General Gonzales has approved and published revised regulations implementing 18 U.S.C. § 2257. It would be an understatement to say that the new regulations have created an uproar in the industry. I cannot recall a tim... More »

Creative Content Buying

Creative Content Buying
With today's slim profit margins, website owners are under increasing pressure to lower operating costs and increase revenues. Competition has always been tight, but these days it seems almost suffocating as you try to bring the best content to your site presentations, and ultimately gain market sha... More »

Don't Cut Clients Short

Don't Cut Clients Short
High-tech, high touch — this is a concept first written about by John Naisbitt almost 20 years ago. Even before the average business person or private consumer started using the Internet en masse to conduct daily business, we were being bombarded, even in the late 1980s, by a fair amount of ne... More »

Adult Content: East to West

Adult Content: East to West
Unlike the Cold War and the gangster rap battles of the 1990s, the East vs. West debate in porn has never turned violent, but the difference in the product coming from both coasts in terms of performers, budgets and overall style is as huge as the difference between Reagan and Andropov or Tupac and ... More »

A Global Billing Solution

A Global Billing Solution
Given the fact that 92 percent of the world's population does not have a credit card, if you currently do not offer an alternative billing solution you are missing out on a significant revenue stream. As we are all aware, the open architecture nature of the web means that Deepak from Delhi can se... More »

Broadband for the People: 2

Broadband for the People: 2
In part one, we looked at the offering of broadband as a public utility and the private sector's opposition to such an idea. Today, we'll examine the use of 'push polls' to influence legislators and the dangers of content regulation: Using 'Push Polls' Opponents of public broadband services repo... More »

Broadband for the People: 1

Broadband for the People: 1
A municipal commission in Seattle issued a report on April 24 urging the City Council to immediately begin construction on a taxpayer-funded broadband Internet service network. "Seattle cannot afford to dawdle," task force chairman Steven Clifford wrote. "Broadband networks will soon become what ... More »

Setting Up Traffic Avenues

Setting Up Traffic Avenues
There has been a virtual closet full of articles written about traffic, covering the various methods a webmaster can use to draw traffic, as well as what to do with the traffic once you get it. However, newcomers to the industry often look at these options with tunnel vision, searching for the "... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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