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Who Owns Your Content?

Who Owns Your Content?
Copyright is an extremely broad subject that could literally require an entire textbook to fully discuss and debate, but taking stock and questioning the very ownership of your content library is crucial. Work-for-hire agreements and how they affect your business — whether you contract for or s... More »

Free Hosting for Affiliates

Free Hosting for Affiliates
The idea of providing free hosting to affiliates is still in the newborn phase, with only the biggest players being able to afford a custom hosting site developed to serve their affiliates’ custom needs. You should know and consider that custom hosting and custom galleries are used by big affil... More »

One Last Look

One Last Look
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked several industry players, "What was the biggest newsmaker in 2006?" Here's what they had to say: "The biggest newsmaker of 2006 in the adult industry in my opinion had to be Zango. Webmasters are still baffled by how this company is allowed to continue to po... More »

Passing the Torch: 2

Passing the Torch: 2
In part one, we began our look at the midterm elections and the resulting shift in Congressional power to the Democrats. In this conclusion, we'll look at the dilemma over enforcement and election year politics. Enforcement Dilemma? Consequently, because there are both political benefits and ris... More »

Passing the Torch: 1

Passing the Torch: 1
When viewed from a legal perspective, there is no doubt that 2006 has been a tough year for adult entertainment businesses and the cherished free speech rights that protect every American's right to obtain and view sexually expressive materials. It was a year in which the adult entertainment industr... More »

I Love Adult, But...

I Love Adult, But...
"One day I'm gonna die, and I'm gonna be in this same fucking room, with these same fucking guys, talking about these same fucking scams that never amount to anything, and that's how I'll know I got sent to fucking hell." That's a line from mob boss Sonny in the film "Donnie Brasco." I reprint it... More »

A Brownback Sequel: 2

A Brownback Sequel: 2
In part one, we began our look at Sen. Brownback's latest proposal. In this conclusion, we'll look at alternative tactics and the possibility of another Meese Commission. Alternative Tactics Piccionelli explained that because vanilla adult entertainment has become harder to prosecute for obsceni... More »

A Brownback Sequel: 1

A Brownback Sequel: 1
Editor's note: since this article was written, Sen. Brownback has announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the upcoming election. In October, Sen. Sam Brownback called for a new investigative government commission that would examine adult entertainment's effects on society ... More »

Stars Dazzle

Stars Dazzle
If you ask 10 girls new to the industry what their aspirations are, nine will say they're going to be "the next Jenna." If they know anything about the biggest name in the history of porn, it's that Jenna Jameson is a contract star. The importance of those contracts can't be overestimated ... More »

Meaningful Metrics

Meaningful Metrics
You often hear webmasters discuss the importance of testing as part of the development cycle, but the context of the discussion is usually in regard to visually evaluating the appearance of a target web page using different browser software, screen resolutions, operating systems and, increasingly, a... 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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