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MS Using SCO to Crush Linux

MS Using SCO to Crush Linux
One of the most corrupt events now occurring in the computer industry is the attempt by Microsoft and SCO Corp. (Caldera International Inc.) to crush Linux and bully customers into fear, doubt and uncertainty. This has been attempted through a series of SCO lawsuits that claim portions of Linux are ... More »

Talent Agencies: Part 2

Talent Agencies: Part 2
In part one we examined the increase of available adult talent and the impact of the Internet on traditional talent agencies. Today, we'll look at recruiting hardcore talent and the glut of "agents." For Mark Spiegler, owner of Spiegler Girls, recruiting isn't something that he's interested in. ... More »

Talent Agencies: Part 1

Talent Agencies: Part 1
While there are still a fair amount of performers who go the freelance route, there is a strong contingent of talent that support the Hollywood method of signing up with an agency to gain entry into adult entertainment's hallowed halls. These days, starlets have a multitude of companies to choose fr... More »

The Three R's

The Three R's
No, I'm not talking about "Reading, 'Righting and 'Rithmetic" – but about "Reputation, Repentance and Responsibility." Unless you've been hiding in a cave somewhere, or have just joined the industry yesterday, you know that Deerfield Beach, Florida-based Internet Payment Processing Provider (IP... More »

How Fake Sex Became Real

How Fake Sex Became Real
Across Europe and Asia, the humble mobile has in recent years evolved into an all-around information and entertainment center and now rates as a "must have" item when out and about – along with the wallet, purse or keys. With camphone penetration at an all-time high, the whole concept of phone... More »

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 »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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