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Pest Turned Problem

Pest Turned Problem
The messy loss of accreditation by domain-registrar company RegisterFly — which has resulted in thousands of customer complaints, vicious racial slurs and at least two lawsuits — is a cautionary tale in the Internet domain name arena. In March, ICANN, the organization charged with ensuring th... More »

Pushing the Live Envelope

Pushing the Live Envelope
Founded in 1997, InterClimax specializes in live video feeds and interactive content. The original goal of the company was to project Amsterdam's famous live sex shows into cyberspace — and it achieved that with great success — but over the years its products and goals have continued to expand. ... More »

An Affiliate Snapshot

An Affiliate Snapshot
If you've been in the online adult entertainment industry for any length of time, you realize that profits aren't as fat or as easy to obtain as they once were. But that doesn't mean that things are bad — only that they're not as good as they used to be; and this holds true for paysite operators a... More »

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions
Few companies have meaningful market shares, struggling to maintain sales; brand perception continues to outpace revenue performance; and even the largest companies will become attractive acquisition targets, especially for outsiders who can introduce disciplined business practices, increase efficie... More »

GAYVN Summit Notebook

GAYVN Summit Notebook
With the gap between video and online rapidly shrinking, the inaugural GAYVN Summit focused on topics spanning across industry lines. Evolving technologies, targeted marketing, content production for changing distribution formats and legal issues were discussed in seven panels over two days. C... More »

2257 for Retailers

2257 for Retailers
In late July 2006, the adult trade press reported at great length concerning the enactment of HR 4472, which expanded federal regulation of sexually explicit images. More than a year earlier, in June 2005, the Attorney General amended the regulations which implement Section 2257. These amendments pr... More »

Animation Comes Of Age

Animation Comes Of Age
There was a time when animation in the adult field was limited to tawdry devices such as "Tijuana Bible," a booklet of crude drawings that drew smirks and giggles from pubescent lads. All that changed in the 1990s, when a new art form emerged in Japan. Anime and its adult cousin, hentai, ... More »

CCBill and PBP

CCBill and PBP
As the owner of a small paysite, one of my constant concerns is how to maximize my revenue with or without a corresponding increase in traffic. This necessitates finding ways to "do more with what you've got" — and one of those ways is to ensure that every surfer that wants to become a member can ... More »

The Pains of Modeling

The Pains of Modeling
My name is Holly Randall — usually best known as the daughter of Suze Randall, one of the adult industry's most established and prolific photographers. Ever since I was 12, I knew I wanted to be a photographer, though I must admit that I did not expect to follow my mother down the pornographic pat... More »

Intellectual Property: 2

Intellectual Property: 2
In part one, we began our look at protecting your intellectual property rights. In this conclusion, we'll examine registration of copyrights, trademark enforcement and more: 6 Good Reasons In the case of copyrights, this means registering the copyright in works subject to the plan with the Copyr... 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 »
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