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Website Legal Reviews: 1

Website Legal Reviews: 1
A substantial percentage of adult webmasters are still operating without having had their website reviewed by an attorney. Various reasons are offered for this, including: "I know the law," "I stick to soft-core content," "My friend told me what his lawyer said," or, "What is a website review?" No... More »

Implementing DRM

Implementing DRM
Digital Rights Management has become a new and somewhat wondrous invention for those who have taken the time to truly understand the capability that it can afford you. Trial and error is not necessary as many have done the work for you. In the next few months, it is my hope that you will learn fr... More »

U.S. Obscenity Laws: 2

U.S. Obscenity Laws: 2
In Part 1, we discovered the historical protections of freedom of expression and the intent of the Founding Fathers. In this wrap up of our look at U.S. Obscenity Laws, we'll examine lust, prurience, and finding value in erotica: Looking At 'Prurience' In establishing the law of punishable obsce... More »

U.S. Obscenity Laws: 1

U.S. Obscenity Laws: 1
Editor's note: Observers of the Washington scene will have noticed by now that certain elements within the federal government are pushing for a reinvigorated assault on the adult entertainment industry; including the redefinition, and prosecution of, federal obscenity laws. To better understand wher... More »

Commentary For Congress

Commentary For Congress
Editor's note: The following is the Written Testimony of Lawrence G. Walters and Marc J. Randazza, of Weston, Garrou, DeWitt & Walters, submitted to the Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights of the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate on March 16, 2005, as comme... More »

Maximizing Conversions: 2

Maximizing Conversions: 2
Editor's note: In Part 1 of this series, we examined the two main types of paysite tours and the importance of stats in measuring your tour's effectiveness. In this installment, we'll look at some common tour elements: The other point to consider when building your tour is the reaction you will g... More »

Making Money Work For You

Making Money Work For You
Both you and I are in this fabulous biz of nudeness to make a fortune, right? That's what I thought too, yet it amazes me that so many of us are just spending the money we make, not giving any thought to the future to come. Who knows what competition may look like in three years, who knows what l... More »

Hi-Def DVD

Hi-Def DVD
Many technology watchers are now pegging the adult entertainment industry as the ultimate referee in the coming battle over high-definition DVD standards, and if the saying "As pornography goes, so goes technology" holds any truth, then adult companies could have considerable influence ove... More »

Obscenity Basics: Part 2

Obscenity Basics: Part 2
Editor's note: In this series' first part, we were introduced to US federal obscenity laws and their application to distributors of explicit depictions of hardcore sexual activity. Today we'll examine what obscenity is, and issues of compliance: What Is Obscenity? So what is obscenity? Simply pu... More »

Obscenity Basics: Part 1

Obscenity Basics: Part 1
If you distribute explicit depictions of hardcore sexual activity, via the Internet or otherwise, you are subject to the federal obscenity laws. These are serious criminal laws. They are federal felonies that carry substantial penalties for their violation, including lengthy prison terms, fines and ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

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 »
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