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3 Takes on Distribution

3 Takes on Distribution
No sooner was the VHS tape dead and buried than the inevitable whispers announcing the imminent death of DVDs began. While the DVD will no doubt one day meet its demise, don't toss the DVD players into the trash pile just yet. So long as there are DVDs, there must be a distribution model to get t... More »

Next to Naked

Next to Naked
Her thick lashes curl to the sky. Her lips glisten as if they had just been sucking on a cherry Popsicle. Her sparkly skin catches the light with each toss of her hair. Maybe she's born with it. Or maybe she's got a great makeup artist. Any dancer or porn star will admit that her on-set necess... More »

Dating Sites for Dummies

Dating Sites for Dummies
Here are a few tips, tricks and basic considerations that can point you in the right direction to create your own dating site, and help you to profit from lonely people seeking companionship, a relationship, sex without strings — or something else entirely. The first questions that you should a... More »

Social Networking Today

Social Networking Today
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several adult industry operators "is social networking part of your company's marketing efforts?" Here's what they had to say: Promoting my business directly through MySpace has not worked out well. We built up over 10,000 friends on a SexToy.com profile but... More »

Reaching Out to the GOP

Reaching Out to the GOP
Shortly after the U.S. midterm elections of 2006, ads from the socially moderate Republican organization Real Republican Majority (RRM) began airing in Pennsylvania. The ads (which called for the GOP to move "back to the center") were highly critical of the strong influence the "Christian right" ... More »

A Piece of the Action

A Piece of the Action
Catering to both swingers pursuing playtime and singles seeking that special someone, adult-oriented dating sites have grown exponentially in the past decade. From Friend Finder to True (found regularly as a MySpace banner) to I Want U and so many more, these relationship outlets have become portals... More »

Content is King

Content is King
Live adult video chat is on the cusp of an explosive growth period — or outright implosion. And while the onset of widespread broadband and easy, quick Internet connectivity has been a boon for the VOD model, it isn't necessarily so for the live niche. The VOD model will automatically grow beca... More »

Paysite Price Positioning

Paysite Price Positioning
One of the common denominators for any business enterprise, adult or mainstream, is the need to set profitable price points for its products and services. This process can be as simple as copying the competition's price points or as smart as evaluating actual expenses and profit expectations, then s... More »

When it Rains, it Pours: 2

When it Rains, it Pours: 2
In part one, we looked at ICANN's rejection of .XXX and COPA being declared unconstitutional. In this conclusion, we'll look at Utah's Child Protection Registry, FSC's Challenge to 2257 and private lawsuits against adult industry companies. A Federal Judge in Utah Denies FSC's Motion to Enjoin th... More »

When it Rains, it Pours: 1

When it Rains, it Pours: 1
In the play "Julius Caesar," William Shakespeare recounts a soothsayer's warning to Caesar to "beware the ides of March." Caesar ignored the warning and was, in fact, murdered on March 15. Julius Caesar's death forever changed world history and made the phrase "beware of the ides of March" synonymou... 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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