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Midterm Porn Politics: 2

Midterm Porn Politics: 2
In part one, we looked at politics and the role it plays in the government's dealings with the adult entertainment industry. In this conclusion, we'll look at some suggestions for dealing with an increased level of prosecutorial danger: Regardless of our inability to predict whether there will be... More »

Midterm Porn Politics: 1

Midterm Porn Politics: 1
It is not a secret that the regulatory environment for the adult entertainment industry has become markedly more hostile in recent years. In fact, if you keep up with the news and commentary generated by the industry media, you may feel that you are at war with your own government. In the past coup... More »

Tapping Into a New Corner

Tapping Into a New Corner
Last year, several Virgin Megastore locations in the U.S. unveiled COLT Corners, branded kiosks featuring DVDs and other branded products from COLT Studio Group. "We have COLT Corners going into more than 15 stores across the U.S.," COLT President and Creative Director John Rutherford told XBIZ ... More »

Hardcore Content: 2

Hardcore Content: 2
In part one, we'll look at hardcore content, the definition of obscenity and the Miller test. In this conculsion, we'll look at Internet issues, self-censorship and beyond. Internet Issues Unlike a magazine or video, the infinite nature of works displayed on the Internet — with capabilities fo... More »

Hardcore Content: 1

Hardcore Content: 1
Hardcore content. It’s not hard to find, if you know where to look. Websites like CumFarters. com or PornJackass.com feature some of the most extreme hardcore content available online. At CockBrutality.com, the words “gaping,” “pissing” and “choking” often appear. On Khan Tusion’s... More »

Looking After Adult Talent

Looking After Adult Talent
Compare a porn star to a professional athlete. Both must possess certain physical attributes and skills. Both are employed in physically demanding jobs that require good conditioning, and at times the “players” are at risk for chronic injuries. Both can be relatively short-lived careers, and bot... More »

HotMovies Fans the Flames

HotMovies Fans the Flames
In just three years, HotMovies.com has become a dominant force in the adult video-on-demand space, and its current efforts to generate visibility in the mainstream press could be securing an even stronger position as the market for broadband and adult VOD continues to heat up. In March, Business ... More »

Being A Stud

Being A Stud
For adult star Dave Pounder, the shooting day ritual is similar to any professional athlete's warm-up regimen: a small-to-medium meal 2-3 hours before arriving on the set, a single Viagra pill 15-30 minutes before shooting, a quick shower, a zinc tablet for extra "pop," a quick sit-down with the ac... More »

U.S. Obscenity Law

U.S. Obscenity Law
When adult entertainment providers hire attorneys to review their films, magazines or websites, they frequently ask, "Could this material cause me legal problems?" But quite often it is difficult to offer a simple yes or no answer because for many years the American courts have been wrestling with w... More »

Winning the Obscenity War

Winning the Obscenity War
In 2006, the adult entertainment industry is bigger than ever. But adult entertainment also is a convenient target for politicians in some countries. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been quite vocal about his desire to greatly increase the number of obscenity prosecutions — and in Great... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content,... More »

Developing, Launching New Products

Last fall I discovered that voice-to-text had finally become useful on my mobile. It was 85 to 90 percent accurate in a quiet room. It felt like magic. Since then, my morning walk to work in Barcelona... More »
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