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A Verification Alternative

A Verification Alternative
On July 3, 1995, a Time magazine cover featured a green-faced boy, eyes agog, staring at a computer screen with a huge caption that blared, "On a Screen Near You: Cyberporn." The article caused an instant uproar across the country, but nowhere was the reaction more intense than in Washington. Sen... More »

Processors Drop Dialers

Processors Drop Dialers
The use of dialers as a revenue-generating mechanism isn't as profitable as it once was because of compounding negative business factors, including growing consumer distrust because of industry abuses and a resulting wave of increasingly restrictive legislation that has forced the altering of some c... More »

How to Pick A DRM Provider

How to Pick A DRM Provider
In this article I am going to go over some of the basics of Digital Rights Management (DRM) providers and some of the things that you should consider when looking for a DRM provider. To start off, every website should have DRM – to both limit who may see your content, and when; and to make sure... More »

Exodus to Western Europe?

Exodus to Western Europe?
When George W. Bush was re-elected as president of the United States in November, one of the things that concerned adult-oriented entrepreneurs was the strong, enthusiastic support he received from Christian fundamentalists such as Gary Bauer, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Focus on the Family's James Dobs... More »

A Love-Hate Relationship

A Love-Hate Relationship
If you read XBiz.com as often as you should (I recommend once a day, at least), two facts should be obvious to you. One is that people hate the adult industry. In Utah, they hate the adult industry so much that they want to use taxpayer money to run anti-adult public service television commercial... More »

Developing Successful ROI

Developing Successful ROI
Are you really measuring for Return On Investment (ROI) with Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Puzzling studies and reports suggest that businesses are missing out when it comes to ROI, including a whole host of metrics that should confirm or shape Search Engine Marketing (SEM) strategies. You c... More »

Marketing Crossover Appeal

Marketing Crossover Appeal
It's a Friday morning, and your top actress is, by her own admission, "really high" and dropping f-bombs left and right in a live radio interview. As a publicity-conscious entertainment industry executive, what do you do? If you're Sean Logan of Nectar Entertainment, the actress in question is Ta... More »

Chameleon Submitter 3.0

Chameleon Submitter 3.0
Traffic: It's one of the common denominators at the bottom of every successful webmaster's list of needs. And I say "successful webmaster" because without an ongoing and ever-increasing flow of fresh traffic to your website, success will rarely be possible. But how do you obtain this increasingly... More »

Adult Continues to Sell: 2

Adult Continues to Sell: 2
In part one, we examined economic factors and their impact on the adult industry, including the decline of print publications in the face of the growing use of the Internet. Today, we'll look at how mom-and-pop business are faring, and more: Webmaster Vault president Bill Moynihan, also known as ... More »

Adult Continues to Sell: 1

Adult Continues to Sell: 1
The early 2000s were tough economic times for the United States. The vibrant bull market of the late 1990s began to slow down, and the stock market plummeted after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In contrast to substantial job growth and the robust economy that characterized the U.S. during... 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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