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Making a Display of Yourself

Making a Display of Yourself
Legend has it that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. In the world of adult retail, the same essential rule applies. The question for manufacturers, studios, and of course the brick-and-mortar foundation, is how to do the leading. How to get two-legged consumers — with u... More »

International Tax Structures

International Tax Structures
Companies that have customers outside the U.S. have an opportunity to defer and permanently reduce the effective tax rate on income earned. What does this mean in plain English? A company that is paying more than 15 percent federal rate on its earnings from outside the U.S. is paying too much. Wh... More »

Protecting Paysites from Password Abuse

Protecting Paysites from Password Abuse
It's a problem that is faced by all adult paysite operators — the unauthorized disclosure of member logins, where legitimate users provide friends and strangers with their user name and password, "sharing" access to your premium content and impacting your bottom line. This impact costs operator... More »

Early Copyright Filings Are Key to Enforcement

Early Copyright Filings Are Key to Enforcement
Rampant online piracy has become the bane of adult content producers and distributors. In fact, as we approach the end of the Bush Administration, dealing with the reality of copyright infringement has become a much greater day-to-day concern than the threat of governmental prosecution for most indu... More »

Recent U.S. Tax Law Changes

Recent U.S. Tax Law Changes
Most savvy entrepreneurs or business people understand that tax and accounting should not be an afterthought. With politicians and lobbyists looking for ways to raise revenue, there is an ever-pressing need to be aware of how both domestic and international tax laws impact your company's business m... More »

What's Up With 2257 Litigation

What's Up With 2257 Litigation
I receive calls on a regular basis asking me to bring people up to speed on 2257. It is a complicated issue because there have been numerous developments with a great deal of bureaucracy and an equal amount of ambiguity. In this article I will briefly explain 2257’s major developments and give you... More »

How Search Engines Work

How Search Engines Work
In June, Internet monitor Hitwise.com reported that Google now holds a 69.17 percent market share based on U.S. traffic. Since they're driving nearly 70 percent of all search traffic it's important for you to understand how they work. I realize that you understand in the general sense how search ... More »

The Profit Potential

The Profit Potential
There is money in foreign markets, but how do you get it? Can a studio simply ship a few hundred DVDs to Europe and wait for the money to roll in? If it were that simple you’d be standing in line at the bank with a deposit slip and a handful of checks. If there is one thing that everyone agre... More »

Back to Basics

Back to Basics
There are more outlets than ever for adult content and maybe none is more sought after — and more evasive — than the broadcast market. Cable, satellite, hotel, video-on-demand, pay-per-view, fiber optic delivery, IPTV, mobile and handheld device platforms — all of these distribution platforms ... More »

Internal Stats

Internal Stats
In recent months the adult online industry has been affected by two seemingly contradictory forces. On the one hand, many dormant webmasters seem to be getting 'back into the business' and companies from offline adult markets continue to enter the online marketplace. On the other hand, active webmas... 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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