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Using OpenSource Databases

Using OpenSource Databases
As the online adult industry grows across the Internet, by definition, the amount of traffic packets and raw data will also grow. For a small startup, this amount of data is easy to deal with, but as an x-business expands, simply storing endless files on disk just doesn't cut it. You need software t... More »

Could Adam Walsh Act Harm the Adult Biz?

Could Adam Walsh Act Harm the Adult Biz?
In 2006 Congress passed HR 4472, a bill that came to be known as the Adam Walsh Act, which is the short title of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. The law was named after the son of John Walsh, the creator and producer of the "America's Most Wanted" television series, who was k... More »

Manufacturers on Cutting Edge

Manufacturers on Cutting Edge
Innovation drives technology — hybrid cars, paper-thin laptops, robotic vacuum cleaners — and in the past few years, sex product manufacturers have been sharing the wheel with their mainstream counterparts. User-friendly interfaces and easy-touch buttons aren't just for iPods anymore, and the... More »

Are Plots Needed?

Are Plots Needed?
Let's begin with Alfred Hitchcock's "The Baseball Story." It goes like this: Two men are sitting at a table talking about baseball. This goes on for a minute or two, and then Boom! A bomb goes off, creating a terrible explosion. This creates shock, an extreme reaction but without suspense. Now... More »

Where's the Traffic?

Where's the Traffic?
It's notoriously difficult to get precise statistics about adult websites, mostly because the vast majority of the adult industry is privately held and no one's volunteering much information. When they do, it's often with a "wink, wink; nudge nudge" effect that's universally understood within the in... More »

The Deal with User-Generated Content

The Deal with User-Generated Content
Search for the phrase "porn and tube" on any search engine, and the results are liable to be frightening. In early January, Yahoo! returned more than 8.3 million results, and MSN reported more than 8.5 million. Google and Ask.com were more judicious about what they crammed into the category, returni... More »

¿Habla Español?

¿Habla Español?
Between the U.S. Census Bureau and Encyclopædia Britannica, it isn't hard to make a very strong argument in favor of learning Spanish. Encyclopædia Britannica Online has reported that worldwide, Spanish is spoken by more than 358 million people and that the world's largest Spanish-speaking popu... More »

Solo Boys Online

Solo Boys Online
The adult Internet is all about niche content. It's different strokes for different folks, and it's long been established that most of the stroking audience is male — straight or gay. However, one niche that seems sadly underserved is membership sites featuring solo guy content. So, while there... More »

German ISP Update

German ISP Update
A German court recently threw out a petition filed by Huch Medien GmbH, the company that owns and operates AmateurStar.de, asking the court to force the German ISP Arcor to block Google.de and Google.com in order to prevent the display of adult images without age verification. In another recent a... More »

Bi Roots

Bi Roots
In 1994, I met Chi Chi La Rue in Cannes and it forever changed the course of my career. It was during that fateful first meeting that Chi Chi asked if I would be interested in performing in a bisexual scene. It took a little explaining, as I thought I had done bisexual scenes before — having perfo... 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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