Home > Features > Business • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

Business Features for Adult Industry Professionals

Understanding Talent Name and Likeness Rights

Understanding Talent Name and Likeness Rights
Many content producers, webmasters and others in the adult entertainment business have at least a basic understanding of the intellectual property rights associated with copyrights and trademarks. Far fewer, however, have the same amount of familiarity with another important form of intellectual pro... More »

Pulling in Profits From Foreign Licensing

Pulling in Profits From Foreign Licensing
With the rise of online and DVD piracy accompanying the sales slowdown brought on by the current recession, more and more adult production companies are feeling the pinch. Both newer startups as well as old stalwarts remaining from the Golden Age of porn are finding their profit margins shrinking be... More »

Functions and Formalities

Functions and Formalities
While there have been relatively few notable new adult website launches in the headlines at XBIZ of late, we have been seeing a continual wave of re-launches industry wide — the outward sign of corporate maneuvering to address known deficiencies and increase the level of response to consumer deman... More »

Adult Billing in Foreign Currencies

Adult Billing in Foreign Currencies
For many years, it went without saying that the U.S. dollar was the dominant currency of adult entertainment. The United States was the most porn-producing country in the world, and it was the country with the strongest currency in the world. But while many of the top adult companies are still U.S.-... More »

The Billing Balancing Act

The Billing Balancing Act
For many adult merchants, the Holy Grail of transaction processing is to get as many positive transactions through the pipe as possible. Merchants will exhaust the possible options for purchase method, from credit card to online check, e-wallet solutions, to pay by phone, and all points in between. ... More »

Restricting Revenue Streams

Restricting Revenue Streams
As the economy tightens and site owners look for ways to extend their billing options to maximize revenue from all possible sources, their decisions are bound by a few areas of resistance. Obviously, there are legal requirements that must be abided by; credit association guidelines; and ethical cons... More »

Traffic Building Today

Traffic Building Today
Regardless of the type of website you have, or the products or services you use it to promote, there is at least one common factor that it shares with all other websites: the need for an ongoing and increasing number of visitors — or simply, "traffic." Traffic forms the lifeblood of your ecommerce... More »

Returning to India?

Returning to India?
An Indian citizen should consider the Indian tax implications before returning to India after working or residing outside of India for an extended period of time. This article summarizes the various tax classifications of Indian citizens and how residency status may affect their income tax. By plann... More »

The Rise of the Hybrids

The Rise of the Hybrids
When porn first came online it was much less centralized than it is today. Most people earning money in the digital market didn't even know who their competition was, and the majority of site owners worked in solitude. The advent of affiliate marketing changed all of that as site owners sought to fi... More »

Drawing Mainstream Attention to Adult Products

Drawing Mainstream Attention to Adult Products
Picture yourself as a consumer, wandering around inside a sparsely populated shopping mall. You spot a sign on a closed door that reads, "Want porn? Come on in." From within the room, you can hear the hustle and bustle of all sorts of activity. Your curiosity piqued, you swing the door open — only... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »

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 »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup

May 04 - May 04
Prague, Czech Republic

Eurowebtainment 2017

May 17 - May 20
Majorca, Spain

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!