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Crossing Over: 2

Crossing Over: 2
In part one, we began our look at the convergence of adult video production and the Internet. In this conclusion, we'll look at vignette shooting, the demographics of DVD purchasers and more: Vignette Shooting Lillo's description of the vignette-style of shooting — a collection of individual s... More »

Crossing Over: 1

Crossing Over: 1
A wise old webmaster once said, "Content is king and traffic is God." But what if you could have both in abundance? An increasing number of adult entertainment companies that have deeply entrenched roots on the Internet and are now releasing their footage onto DVDs are finding out the answer. Cou... More »

New Horizons

New Horizons
Director Will Rider gets a kick out of being a leading-edge kind of guy in a "hands on" way, the sort who keeps up on all the latest filmmaking gear and other new technology by actually using it — not by being a tech-talking geek. Along with plenty of other folks, geeks and otherwise, Ri... More »

MCC 5967

MCC 5967
An online processing world without shaving, refunds or chargebacks, with honest and professional processors – this is the dream of every merchant operating in the high-risk industries of online business. What is nice is that this dream may become a reality. What is crucial is that a merchant spend... More »

A Look at Worker's Comp

A Look at Worker's Comp
When attorney Michael Fattorosi draws a parallel between workers in the adult industry and migrant day laborers, he isn't comparing pile driving to picking apples — or is he? Because whether an actor suffers a slipped disc while performing on set or a farm worker cracks his head open by falling of... More »

Golden State Jitters: 2

Golden State Jitters: 2
In part one, we began our look at the current state of adult production in California. In this conclusion, we'll continue our look at the "Think Tank" meeting and beyond. And of course, there were the lawyers. In addition to adult industry attorneys, Jeffrey Douglas, Gil Sperling and myself, the ... More »

Fetish Fun

Fetish Fun
Driven by curiosity or compulsion, consumer interest in fetish gear and fashion is becoming a hot, haute retail trend. From the catwalks of Paris to comic book superheroes clad in skintight cat suits, the subliminal suggestion of fetish is ingrained into the psyche of contemporary society. "Yo... More »

Golden State Jitters: 1

Golden State Jitters: 1
For at least the past 25 years, Southern California has been the adult video production capital of the world. In fact, at one time the San Fernando Valley, affectionately dubbed "Silicone Valley" by many in the industry, accounted for more than 90 percent of the world's professionally produced porn.... More »

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed
Tom Evslin is a smart guy, a real card-carrying geek. He created the first electronic funds transfer software for banks in the 1970s, developed BackOffice and Exchange for Microsoft and then launched the WorldNet Internet service for AT&T in the 1990s. One of his main activities these days is inf... More »

Bush Whacked? 2

Bush Whacked? 2
In part one, we began our look at the Bush administration's impact on adult. In this conclusion, we'll examine the Red Rose case and what the future may hold. Red Rose Case Another case that worries civil libertarians in the Bush era is the Red Rose Stories case. In 2005, the FBI raided the offi... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the... More »

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win

On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and... More »

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »
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