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The RapidShare Ruling

The RapidShare Ruling
The gap of understanding between "free culture" open file sharing advocates and content producers intent on maintaining the value of their work product continues to widen. When the recent German court ruling against RapidShare.com was announced, the two sides could not even agree on its meaning or i... More »

Sex, Lies & Children

Sex, Lies & Children
A favorite trick of the censors in this country is to blur the lines between protected speech, in the form of adult erotica on the one hand, with patently illegal material, in the form of child pornography on the other, by mixing the two at every opportunity. Family Values groups and other opponent... More »

Cross-Cultural Marketing Made Easy

Cross-Cultural Marketing Made Easy
One basic lesson learned by online adult entertainment entrepreneurs is that the Internet is a global medium. Perhaps a statement of the obvious, it would seem that despite the common sense of it, many marketers — both mainstream and adult — just don't "get it" when it comes to serving the needs... More »

Basic Content Rights Forms

Basic Content Rights Forms
Every adult entertainment company that produces or exploits content, or operates under a brand name is in the business of exploiting intellectual property rights. In fact, it would be accurate to say that the principal product of the adult entertainment industry is intellectual property. Because ... More »

Foreign-Language Erotica

Foreign-Language Erotica
English is the most prominent language on the Internet, and that includes the adult Internet. More adult websites are published in English than in any other language, but that doesn't mean that other languages are not important to the adult entertainment industry. Millions of people surf the Interne... More »

U.S. Online Gambling Soon May Be Legalized

U.S. Online Gambling Soon May Be Legalized
It's not yet law. It's not yet even a bill out of congressional committee. And you shouldn't get your hopes up quite yet. But yes, legal online gambling, a privileged indulgence allowed most of the citizens of the free world, may soon at last be permitted to the people in the land of the free. On... More »

Adventures in Servertude

Adventures in Servertude
Regardless of how the economy is treating you for better or worse, it behooves all adult operators to periodically evaluate their infrastructure and its suitability to today's needs. For some that may mean downsizing office space and staffing levels, for others it may mean going hi-def, mobile or bo... More »

Third-Party Record Keepers Beware

Third-Party Record Keepers Beware
In addition to '2257, there are two federal statutes of which aspiring third-party record keepers need to be aware. They are 18 U.S.C. § 2, aiding and abetting, and § 371, conspiracy. You will see that being a third-party record keeper may not be such a desirable line of work, especially in view o... More »

Operating High-Traffic Websites

Operating High-Traffic Websites
Our industry continues to change. More consumers are online, and websites are bigger, more dynamic and capable of more explosive growth than ever before. As our business models evolve and new technologies develop, it is important that we adapt our infrastructures to meet the demands today and the lo... More »

Two Websites are Better Than One

Two Websites are Better Than One
A recent experience prompts me to write these words of warning. In my day job I work in the cyber security field doing work for the Department of Defense (mostly) but also occasionally for the FBI — and it is a recent experience with some zealous folks at the Bureau that prompt these words of caut... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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