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The Wal-Mart Rule

The Wal-Mart Rule
It's no secret that the Bush administration is under tremendous pressure from religious groups and other ideologically driven special interests to increase the number of federal obscenity prosecutions. With two more years in which to do this, it is this observer's opinion that the right will attempt... More »

CCBill

CCBill
CCBill and CCBill-EU provide solutions. Whether for clients, their affiliates or the consumer, the company has worked since 1998 to deliver reliable global payment processing systems and stellar support services. Over the course of the past nine years, the words "trust" and "reliability" have rei... More »

How to Make Money in China

How to Make Money in China
With over 1.3 billion inhabitants, about one-fifth of the world's population, China is the world's most populous nation and is experiencing exponential growth in practically all areas – including Internet usage. Some 137m people, about 10 percent of the overall population, are already online, and ... More »

Beautiful Box Covers: 2

Beautiful Box Covers: 2
In part one, we began our look at box covers. In this conclusion, we'll examine box cover designer's visions and more: Ask three professionals how best to design a cover and you may well get three completely different answers. Jim Powers said he enjoys coming up with concepts that catch a consume... More »

New Market for Classic Porn

New Market for Classic Porn
Mark Twain defined a classic as "a book which people praise and don't read." Of course, porn wasn't included in Twain's definition, and, as VCX President David Sutton says, classic porn is "the gift that's going to keep on giving." His North Las Vegas-based company licensed the... More »

Monetizing Traffic

Monetizing Traffic
2007 is here, and with its arrival there is no doubt that much thought is being given by virtually every adult firm and webmaster in the business as to how best to generate greater (and sustained) value from traffic assets. There is much time and energy given to industry discussions on the various w... More »

Talent Agencies

Talent Agencies
For 25 years there was essentially one agency in Porn Valley: Jim South's legendary World Modeling. While there has always been a peripheral cast of characters bringing performers into the industry, World was the undisputed king from 1976 until the end of the 1990s. That's when the surge in produce... More »

The Real Danger: .XXX

The Real Danger: .XXX
Editor's note: this article was written before yesterday's decision by ICANN to reject .XXX for a third time. It is still relevant, however, since some observers feel that we still haven't heard the last of .XXX: If you follow the adult entertainment industry's trade news publications or particip... More »

Lessons From Friends

Lessons From Friends
As a lawyer, I view the world through glasses that are different than those worn by most others. They are certainly not rose-colored. There's not a day that goes by that I don't eat something, watch something or drive by something that reminds me of some monumental court case or important legal theo... More »

Legal Angels: 2

Legal Angels: 2
In part one, we began our look at the impact L.A.-based attorneys have had on 1st Amendment law. We'll continue our look in this conclusion: Landmark Miller Another L.A.-based attorney, Burton Marks, played a key role in a subsequent Supreme Court ruling: 1973's landmark decision in Miller vs. C... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Camming Issue: Models vs. Affiliates

One of the most contentious conversations among cam models today involves affiliate promotions that include unauthorized photos or videos of the models. This isn’t a matter of a model’s, network’s,... More »

Camming Issue: Profits on Rise for Performers

It’s been 20 years since JenniCam rocked the infant internet with the first adult-oriented live cam shows, revealing the intimate details of this groundbreaking cam performer’s daily life —... More »

Caring About Camming: Academia Takes a Closer Look

Editor’s Note: Rachel Stuart is a PhD Researcher at the University of Kent’s School of Sociology, Social Policy and Research, undertaking an investigation of some of camming’s nuances,... More »
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