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Protecting The Children

Protecting The Children
Given the political climate in Washington these days, adult content publishers need to look at their greatest vulnerability: exposing minors to potentially harmful materials. While "keeping the kids out" is a daunting challenge (considering that many of the kids want in, and will do whatever it take... More »

Mobile Content Laws: 2

Mobile Content Laws: 2
In Part 1, we looked at the growth of mobile technology and how entrepreneurs are exploiting the medium. Today, we'll examine the laws surrounding the distribution of adult content via mobile networks. Know the law. Many of the laws that pertain to the distribution of adult content via the web... More »

Mobile Content Laws: 1

Mobile Content Laws: 1
Unlike our computers, we take mobile telephones with us practically everywhere we go. That fact is one of the reasons why many analysts believe that soon more people will be accessing the Internet from mobile devices than from home or office computers. I agree with this view of the future. In fact, ... More »

Serenading The Bots

Serenading The Bots
Everybody has their own way of dealing with search engine bots, and while I'm not saying that the following is God's own truth, these techniques might be effective, if used properly. Having said that, let's get on with my newest tips for SEO'ing your website: Order and recognizing the behavioral pat... More »

Using Star Power

Using Star Power
Branding and name recognition: The two go hand in hand. Sometimes the addition of a little extra name recognition can help with branding and increase sales, as anyone with the name "Jenna" on their product can attest to. But Jenna isn't the only star shining brightly... XBiz World recently caught... More »

Is Google God? Part 2

Is Google God? Part 2
In Part 1, we looked at the power of Google and its Googlebot. Today, we'll examine PageRank more closely, plus the role of optimizers, and The Google Dance: Your PageRank must be earned through your own blood, sweat and tears. Hard work is its own reward in the Google scripture, and any attempt ... More »

Is Google God? Part 1

Is Google God? Part 1
"Is Google God?" That's the question that Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas Friedman posed in a June 29, 2003, column for The New York Times. "If I can operate Google, I can find anything," Alan Cohen, a vice president of Wi-Fi provider Airespace, told Friedman. "And with wireless, it mean... More »

Trouble in Toyland

Trouble in Toyland
The sex toy industry has been caught up in a flurry of lawsuits lately, at the heart of which is ownership, control and presentation of the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo, which has been a yearly flagship event for sex toy manufacturers. Sex toy makers California Exotic Novelties, Doc Johnson, ... More »

Dixie Dildos

Dixie Dildos
When I was a preteen, I read a story about using fruits and vegetables as masturbatory devices. The article offered the uses of cucumbers and other phallic low-fat delicacies for penetration. Mother Nature's bounty provided equally for penetrating, too; the article described how to hollow various me... More »

Technology For Profit

Technology For Profit
When examining the issue of technology and technological innovation, most folks tend to focus on the "gadgets" – those devices, tools and toys that inspire awe, desire and lust within the consumer. Today, however, I want to look at technology from the standpoint of technique; or in other words, th... 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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