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A Look At Worker Status

A Look At Worker Status
The adult entertainment industry is one that — often quite literally — is built on the backs of independent contractors, a transient labor force that trades the legal protections of full employment for flexible hours and ready cash. The arrangement works to the advantage of adult business ow... More »

Freedom Isn't Free

Freedom Isn't Free
Freedom: It's something that many of those who have it take for granted, and something that those without it would kill, and die for. It's also something that many of us could preserve for ourselves, if only we paid a little more attention to what we're doing... Foremost on my mind today is tomor... More »

Country Code TLD Benefits

Country Code TLD Benefits
Editor's note: I found this article particularly interesting, and timely, since I just received an e-mail from Network Solutions offering me the ".co.uk" version of my domain names. For some projects, this might make a lot of sense; for others, it won't. But it is food for thought: Most new websi... More »

Bush: What Adult Can Expect

Bush: What Adult Can Expect
Needless to say, there is great concern and apprehension among webmasters and others about what another four years of the Bush Administration might mean for the adult entertainment business. While no one can predict with certainty what Bush II will bring, I believe that last November's "values drive... More »

A Gay Dating And Chat Guide

A Gay Dating And Chat Guide
Editor's note: the following is presented to both help folks better their online communication skills, and aid online adult merchants in improving the marketing, operation, and profitability of their offerings: For those of us who seldom travel, avoid gay hotspots or feel nervous about visiting g... More »

A Newbie's Look At TGPs

A Newbie's Look At TGPs
I received an e-mail the other day from a person who is either a surfer, or a newbie to the wonderful world of adult webmastering. He wanted to know more about the type of sites he was visiting and how they work. Here's an excerpt from his letter, and my response: "There are many – probably way... More »

An Extreme Decision

An Extreme Decision
All ten criminal obscenity-related charges against Extreme Associates were dismissed on January 20, 2005, by United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster on constitutional grounds. In his decision, Judge Lancaster determined that: 1) there are fundamental rights to Liberty and Privacy held by p... More »

Bad Girls In Wet T-Shirts

Bad Girls In Wet T-Shirts
What makes someone willing to pay for porn? As marketers of adult entertainment, this is the most basic and important question that we can ask; but a subject that is seldom contemplated as often, or as thoroughly, as it deserves to be. That's too bad, because knowing the answer could be the key to s... More »

A Higher Education

A Higher Education
The increasing mainstream acceptability of the burgeoning adult industry is all the more apparent when respectable film schools begin offering courses tailored to prepare the next generation of producers for a career in the competitive world of adult filmmaking. Such is the case with the Universi... More »

Billing Trials Through SMS

Billing Trials Through SMS
Can SMS (Short Message Service) billing be successfully used to sell trial offers to European customers, and result in further purchases? Simply put, yes. By making the process easier for the potential member to sign up to take a peek and not have to worry about recurring bills or hidden charges, th... 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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