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Analyze Choices When Acquiring Domains

Analyze Choices When Acquiring Domains
According to the Verisign Domain Report (January 2015), the third quarter of 2014 closed with a base of 284 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs). Verisign goes on to report that registrations have grown 6.8 percent year after year. New gTLDs (generic top-level domain... More »

Retail: Fifty Shades of Anticipation

Retail: Fifty Shades of Anticipation
Retailers are in a unique position of having both the marketing support of major manufacturers and the ability to develop custom promotions specifically for their own customers. The upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie release provide several opportunities for business owners to take advantage of bot... More »

Dispatch From the U.K.: Deciphering the Jargon of New Regs

Dispatch From the U.K.: Deciphering the Jargon of New Regs
There has been a lot of confusion in the media recently concerning the Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 which pass into U.K. law on Dec. 1. This has been widely publicized as ushering in tighter age-verification controls. In fact, age verification for U.K.-based video on demand services ... More »

Intimate Fitness: Understanding pH

Intimate Fitness: Understanding pH
We are hearing more frequently about pH in product advertising and in nutrition discussions these days, but many of us don’t understand the importance or the meaning behind “pH balanced.” What do these pH numbers mean and why are they so important? It behooves us to understand wha... More »

ACH Remains Viable, Although Battling Fraud Still a Challenge

ACH Remains Viable, Although Battling Fraud Still a Challenge
When Internet entrepreneurs from Europe, Australia or Japan are learning the essentials of electronic billing and payments in the U.S. market, one of the first terms they learn is Automated Clearing House (ACH). Credit cards continue to be the U.S.’ dominant online payment method for both main... More »

Mounting Breaches: Are You Paying Enough Attention to Internet Security?

Mounting Breaches: Are You Paying Enough Attention to Internet Security?
For those of you who haven’t been paying attention to the news, there is an epidemic in the online world and it’s getting worse. Last month JPMorgan Chase announced that 76 million households were affected by a recent security breach in which many individuals had their personal informati... More »

Head of the Class: Promoting and Encouraging Sexual Health

Head of the Class: Promoting and Encouraging Sexual Health
It wasn’t that long ago, recalls Mark Foreman, when sex toy consumers preferred not to have a conversation or ask questions when shopping. But this isn’t your father’s sex shop anymore. “In today’s information age, retail consumers are more empowered and informed,&rdqu... More »

Pleasure Products Manufacturers Bring Sex Education Into Focus

Pleasure Products Manufacturers Bring Sex Education Into Focus
What role does sex education and concern for sexual health play in the manufacture and marketing of pleasure products? What value can be placed on the input of sex educators and experts? We contacted representatives of some high-profile novelty industry players and asked for their assessment. First... More »

The Dynamic Live Sex Chat Biz

The Dynamic Live Sex Chat Biz
You can have the best, most qualified traffic money can buy or search engine relevance can drive to your site, but if your content isn’t above par, you can forget about converting it to sales. No, we’ll not get into the size or resolution of images or the quality of prerecorded video he... More »

Legal Reality: DMCA Takedown Notices, Requirements

Legal Reality: DMCA Takedown Notices, Requirements
Recently I have received a lot of requests from our readers regarding the requirements for a proper DMCA takedown notice. For those not familiar with a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notice, it is a communication that is sent to an online service provider (OSP) by a party that owns... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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 »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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