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Balancing Talent Agents, Performers and Producers

Balancing Talent Agents, Performers and Producers
There has been much debate recently as to the role talent agents play in the adult entertainment industry. In November 2008, seven California-based licensed and bonded talent agencies came together and formed the Adult Entertainment Agents Trade Association. The mere fact that the "legal" talent ... More »

Forging Our Way Ahead

Forging Our Way Ahead
Another new year has dawned and with it, new challenges and opportunities that will test the mettle and resiliency of those who would contend in our arena — and handsomely reward the victors of this titanic struggle to dominate and succeed in the face of so many foes: an uncertain domestic politic... More »

Online Privacy: The Naked and the Scanned

Online Privacy: The Naked and the Scanned
If you work with a company that provides erotic content online, then there's something you should know. Some of your customers — the visitors to your website — are breaking the law. No, I don't mean that they are "hackers" trying to gain access to your proprietary data, nor that they are underag... More »

Password Management Challenges

Password Management Challenges
Jack Dowland serves as systems administration director for the family of companies whose flagship adult products include TopBucks, PlugInFeeds, WildWestCash, Yappo and Pink Visual. Over the years, Dowland has confronted a wide variety of password management challenges, from the relatively simple tas... More »

Post Bush or More of the Same?

Post Bush or More of the Same?
We have already entered a seminal age for the adult industry. In spite of the exhilarating election of a new young president, the industry continues to face great upheaval and the realization can no longer be denied by anyone that business will return to what it was before. While the election has fi... More »

A Look Back, A Look Ahead

A Look Back, A Look Ahead
As 2008 comes to a close, and with it, the Republican administration of George Bush, there is a measured feeling of hope and optimism within the online adult entertainment industry that a Democratically-controlled Congress and new Obama administration will find other priorities than to be engaged in... More »

An Obama Mandate?

An Obama Mandate?
The two-year campaign toward the 2008 vote — and most of the election-night coverage — focused on the important question of who would ascend to the U.S. presidency. As the results rolled in, it became clear that Barack Obama was putting together a swift and decisive victory. However, the most im... More »

Recession 2008 and the Adult Industry

Recession 2008 and the Adult Industry
This year has seen no shortage of turmoil on Wall Street. Bear Stearns collapsed and was sold to JPMorgan Chase. Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection, and Merrill Lynch was acquired by Bank of America after suffering losses of $51.8 billion in mortgage-backed securities. Wachovia Corp. (o... More »

Obama's Victory and the Adult Industry

Obama's Victory and the Adult Industry
Barack Obama ran for president on a platform that was largely defined by the many ways in which his policies and priorities differ from those of the George W. Bush administration. His supporters within the adult industry hope that one of those differences will be a major shift in the priorities of t... More »

Adult Content Distribution

Adult Content Distribution
There are more outlets than ever for adult content and maybe none is more sought after — and more evasive — than the broadcast market. Cable, satellite, hotel, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, fiber optic delivery, IPTV, mobile and handheld device platforms — all of these distribution platforms ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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