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Online Piracy and the March of Technology

Online Piracy and the March of Technology
It's no secret to anyone operating in the online adult entertainment industry that we're a technology-driven community, and the impact that technology has on our operations extends well beyond the hardware and software that power our enterprises. It is a factor that affects our business plans as wel... More »

Competing With Mainstream

Competing With Mainstream
Adult products have graced the shelves of big-name mainstream stores such as Macy's for years — in disguise. Often labeled "massagers," vibrators and other sex toys have been an open secret for years in the nonadult marketplace. Not anymore. A few years ago, Internet e-tailers realized there... More »

Making Hyperlinks Hyperactive

Making Hyperlinks Hyperactive
They're the foundation of the web and the basis for all traffic on the Internet — yet at the same time, they are one of the most overlooked aspects of web development: "They" are hyperlinks, the paths by which visitors enter and exit your website. For adult website operators concerned with acqu... More »

Under the Same Gun

Under the Same Gun
In recent years, adult entertainment and video gaming have exploded into multi-billion dollar business sectors, largely driven by the rapid technological developments that enable both industries. Because of that success and the attention being paid to these two industries as a result, opponents of v... More »

Utilizing Your Audience

Utilizing Your Audience
Interactivity is a concept that gets tossed around these days the way "extreme" or "radical" did in the past. It means many different things to many people at this point, but to the ones you are about to meet in this article, interactivity is synonymous with success and profitability. They each use ... More »

Strokerz World

Strokerz World
My name is Stroker Serpentine and I am a pervert. No, this article is not the ardent confession of a 12-stepper. I proudly claim the mantle of pervert, as few are aware of the Latin derivation of the word: pervertere: to overturn, corrupt, pervert, from per thoroughly + vertere to turn: "to cause... More »

Mixed Blessings of Web 2.0

Mixed Blessings of Web 2.0
By now, we can be reasonably certain everyone who has any interaction with the Internet whatsoever has heard the term "Web 2.0." What is not quite so clear for most of us is exactly what Web 2.0 means. In general, Web 2.0 refers to the continuous process of transforming the Internet from a collec... More »

Sin Taxes on Adult Websites

Sin Taxes on Adult Websites
On Jan. 1, Texas' new statewide sales tax on strip clubs officially went into effect; patrons must now pay a $5 surcharge whenever they enter a strip club anywhere in the Lone Star State, and similar "sin taxes" or "poll taxes" are being considered or discussed in Florida and New Mexico. For adul... More »

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs
On one hand, it seems so exotic, so easy, so, well... je ne sais quoi, this idea of directing pornography in a foreign country. France, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, or perhaps alluring lands like Japan or Thailand, locales far from the right wing red state ideals so pervasive in the U.S. P... More »

A Change is in the Air

A Change is in the Air
This election year, each of the presidential candidates has endeavored mightily to be identified in the voters' minds as the candidate of "change." That fact is not terribly surprising, given that this year's crop of presidential contestants has been confronted with an American electorate that has e... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »
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