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Obscenity Battles Continue

Obscenity Battles Continue
"It's a new day out there, and they ought not be pursuing this type of material when it goes to consenting adults." So spoke my friend and colleague Louis Sirkin, Rob Zicari's defense attorney, in an interview on ABC's "Nightline" in the wake of his stunning victory in United Sta... More »

Fantasy Sex

Fantasy Sex
Editor's note: The following piece details the insights of an adult industry observer. I present it for your consideration, and would like to hear what you have to say about it, by using the message thread below: Why have the real thing when you can have fantasy sex right at your door? Why waste ... More »

Hispanic More Than a Niche

Hispanic More Than a Niche
Latino and Hispanic Americans represent the fastest-growing online ethnic group with an estimated buying power of more than $500 billion, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. For adult content providers, creators and aggregators with an interest in reaching ethnic groups — or searching for a new and... More »

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies
The online adult entertainment industry has "historically" been on the leading edge of Internet innovation. The entrepreneurs among our ranks, and many of our product's consumers, tend to be "early adopters" of technology; whether it be broadband, video on demand, mobile messaging, or beyond. This i... More »

State of Spyware

State of Spyware
In the frontier days of the Internet, webmasters didn't have to worry much about whether people knew they were using spyware because nobody, including the government, seemed to be paying much attention. But all that has changed as the spread of spyware — and public outrage against it — has becom... More »

A Desert Island: 2

A Desert Island: 2
In Part 1 we looked at our industry in comparison to Las Vegas. Today we'll examine content, traffic and lessons learned: All About Content It is no accident that our attention as marketers and the attention of obscenity law enforcers converge on the same points. It's an ironic cultural hypocris... More »

A Desert Island: 1

A Desert Island: 1
In 1835 Charles Darwin visited a tiny cluster of moss-covered islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. They were later named the Galapagos, after the giant land tortoises once abundant there. At just 21, Darwin could scarcely have guessed the enormity of the idea his observations on these uni... More »

Website Legal Reviews: 2

Website Legal Reviews: 2
In Part 1, we examined the scope of website legal reviews, corporate formation and structuring, online agreements and intellectual property concerns. In this installment, we'll examine issues surrounding the infringement on the rights of others, age verification and 2257, plus obscenity and content ... More »

Website Legal Reviews: 1

Website Legal Reviews: 1
A substantial percentage of adult webmasters are still operating without having had their website reviewed by an attorney. Various reasons are offered for this, including: "I know the law," "I stick to soft-core content," "My friend told me what his lawyer said," or, "What is a website review?" No... More »

Implementing DRM

Implementing DRM
Digital Rights Management has become a new and somewhat wondrous invention for those who have taken the time to truly understand the capability that it can afford you. Trial and error is not necessary as many have done the work for you. In the next few months, it is my hope that you will learn fr... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Putting a Dollar Figure on Your Website's Worth

Daily, I get asked the question, “what’s my website worth.” And it’s the hardest question for me to answer. Someone will go to my website and fill out the contact form, put in... More »

New Solutions Require a Bullheadedness, Different Process

Each January we lead a small group of industry leaders on a tour of the crazy innovations at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. It’s a grind on our bodies. We all train for it beforehand.... More »

Adult VR Is Growing as a Profitable Market

A recent series of events is showing adult industry insiders that all the buzz about virtual reality is on a trajectory similar to the rise of mobile and unlikely to flame out the way 3D TV or cryptocurrency... More »
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