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Obscenity Laws Around the World

Obscenity Laws Around the World
In an increasingly global economy, many American adult entertainment companies will no doubt intensify their international marketing efforts — and the more they know about obscenity laws around the world, the better off they will be. Obscenity laws can differ radically from one country to another,... More »

Working With a Third-Party Record Keeper

Working With a Third-Party Record Keeper
Of all the recent revisions to the 18 USC '2257 federal record-keeping statute, none was so welcome to amateur adult website and other small-scale/home-based operators as the allowance of third-party record keeping — a move which can dramatically increase the personal safety and privacy of these o... More »

Grasping Copyright Law

Grasping Copyright Law
Virtually every adult entertainment company is in the business of creating and/or distributing content that is subject to copyright laws. This means that nearly everyone in the business has a stake in protecting and enforcing their own copyrights and in avoiding the costly litigation that can result... More »

Tax Changes in 2009

Tax Changes in 2009
On Feb. 17, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Recovery Act" or the "Act"). Most of the tax changes are targeted to affect qualifying small businesses. This article provides a summary of the key tax changes affecting businesses that survived the ... More »

It's All in the Package

It's All in the Package
English may be spoken pretty much everywhere around the world, but anything you buy these days from televisions to cars come with instructions in at least three different languages. Toy manufacturers have begun using multiple languages (French, Spanish, English and German top the list) not only to s... More »

2257 - What's the Deal?

2257 - What's the Deal?
As the industry’s trade association, FSC is intricately involved on a number of issues that impact the adult entertainment industry. From piracy to production insurance, bans on adult novelties to business benefits, we strive to meet the needs of our members on a number of fronts. In other words, ... More »

Social Networking: Working It

Social Networking: Working It
Times are tough. You want your product, performer and/or agency to be marketed, promoted and ultimately branded to the consumer. But, funds are limited. Using MySpace, Facebook and Twitter allows anyone to advertise and market themselves for free. Virtually every known company and industry star has ... More »

Service With a Smile

Service With a Smile
For many adult paysite operators, member retention and the resulting recurring billing is the name of the game. And one of the keys to member retention is providing prompt, comprehensive and courteous service. This comes in the form of making the membership experience as satisfying and hassle-free a... More »

Think Before You Act

Think Before You Act
My father was a man with an aphorism for all situations. His aphorisms often carried a Socratic undertone, as much question as statement. One (of many I still recall) would be rolled out while I, in my youthful haste, dove into a project full-bore ahead. He'd quietly stand back and watch, until I'd ... More »

Planning for a Profitable Paysite

Planning for a Profitable Paysite
As the obvious costs of entry continue to fall and the conversion ratios for many affiliates continue to drop, an increasing number of well-qualified webmasters are now looking at the prospect of becoming paysite owners for the first time as well. Many seem to falsely believe that running a paysite ... 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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