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Dealing With Your "Former"

Dealing With Your "Former"
One of the most hotly litigated areas of law in hard economic times is employment law, and more specifically, the termination of employees. Often, based on the pure realities of the situation, companies must downsize in order to remain competitive. However, in order not to fall into a situation that... More »

Think Before You Act

Think Before You Act
My father was a man with an aphorism for all situations. His aphorisms often carried a Socratic undertone, as much question as statement. One (of many I still recall) would be rolled out while I, in my youthful haste, dove into a project full-bore ahead. He'd quietly stand back and watch, until I'd ... More »

The State of the Industry

The State of the Industry
At the time of this writing, I had just returned from the recent XBIZ State of the Industry '09 Conference in Woodland Hills, Calif. — the world epicenter of the adult entertainment industry — and there are a few observations of this event and its impact on the industry that I'd like to share wi... More »

An Industrial Revolution

An Industrial Revolution
Every January members of the adult entertainment business gather in Las Vegas for the Adult Entertainment Expo, the AVN Awards and Internext show. The yearly meeting of thousands of adult business owners, their staff, porn stars, wannabe performers, attorneys, fans and other participants has become ... More »

Restoring Consumer Confidence in Adult

Restoring Consumer Confidence in Adult
A rash of alleged credit card fraud has been carried out in recent months by what would seem to be a small, insidious number of criminals posing as a tiny fraction of the adult industry. The damage done to the industry has come in several forms, including reactionary decisions by MasterCard that lim... More »

'2257's Pros, Cons and Constitutional Quandaries

'2257's Pros, Cons and Constitutional Quandaries
Editor's note: the following article first appeared in the Feb. 2009 issue of XBIZ World Magazine. In a development that was a long time coming, the U.S. Justice Department recently released its newest revisions to the record-keeping regulations collectively known as "2257," immediately setting o... More »

2009's Biggest Opportunity

2009's Biggest Opportunity
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "What do you see as the biggest opportunity for the industry in 2009?" Here's what they had to say: In 2009 the most important thing for us, a company with multiple products (TopBucks.com, PlugInFeeds.com, Pink Visual, and others) ... More »

Planning for a Profitable Paysite

Planning for a Profitable Paysite
As the obvious costs of entry continue to fall and the conversion ratios for many affiliates continue to drop, an increasing number of well-qualified webmasters are now looking at the prospect of becoming paysite owners for the first time as well. Many seem to falsely believe that running a paysite ... More »

'2257 and TGPs

'2257 and TGPs
Editor's note: since its original publication in the February issue of XBIZ World Magazine, qualified counsel has had an opportunity to review my ideas here and point out not only potential vulnerabilities over '2257 but in regards to other laws as well — remember, seek specific advice from your o... More »

Legal Considerations of Starting an Online Business

Legal Considerations of Starting an Online Business
While one of the most costly aspects of developing your Internet business plan is the obtainment of qualified legal advice, the failure to do so can be even costlier. For some startups, however, the price of even a single hour with one of the industry's best attorneys is prohibitive — causing some... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »

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 »
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