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Crossing Over: 1

Crossing Over: 1
A wise old webmaster once said, "Content is king and traffic is God." But what if you could have both in abundance? An increasing number of adult entertainment companies that have deeply entrenched roots on the Internet and are now releasing their footage onto DVDs are finding out the answer. Cou... More »

MCC 5967

MCC 5967
An online processing world without shaving, refunds or chargebacks, with honest and professional processors – this is the dream of every merchant operating in the high-risk industries of online business. What is nice is that this dream may become a reality. What is crucial is that a merchant spend... More »

A Look at Worker's Comp

A Look at Worker's Comp
When attorney Michael Fattorosi draws a parallel between workers in the adult industry and migrant day laborers, he isn't comparing pile driving to picking apples — or is he? Because whether an actor suffers a slipped disc while performing on set or a farm worker cracks his head open by falling of... More »

Golden State Jitters: 2

Golden State Jitters: 2
In part one, we began our look at the current state of adult production in California. In this conclusion, we'll continue our look at the "Think Tank" meeting and beyond. And of course, there were the lawyers. In addition to adult industry attorneys, Jeffrey Douglas, Gil Sperling and myself, the ... More »

Fetish Fun

Fetish Fun
Driven by curiosity or compulsion, consumer interest in fetish gear and fashion is becoming a hot, haute retail trend. From the catwalks of Paris to comic book superheroes clad in skintight cat suits, the subliminal suggestion of fetish is ingrained into the psyche of contemporary society. "Yo... More »

Golden State Jitters: 1

Golden State Jitters: 1
For at least the past 25 years, Southern California has been the adult video production capital of the world. In fact, at one time the San Fernando Valley, affectionately dubbed "Silicone Valley" by many in the industry, accounted for more than 90 percent of the world's professionally produced porn.... More »

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed
Tom Evslin is a smart guy, a real card-carrying geek. He created the first electronic funds transfer software for banks in the 1970s, developed BackOffice and Exchange for Microsoft and then launched the WorldNet Internet service for AT&T in the 1990s. One of his main activities these days is inf... More »

Wonderful Warning Pages

Wonderful Warning Pages
One of the most perennial of discussion topics among adult webmasters revolves around the pros and cons of using warning pages; how they impact the flow of traffic to your website, the economic implications of this impact and the various legal "benefits" to be had by their use. Let's take a closer l... More »

Adult in the City of Angels

Adult in the City of Angels
The adult entertainment industry is an international success story, with prosperous adult companies making their mark in places ranging from Seattle to São Paulo. But the city that continues to reign supreme as the adult entertainment capital of the world is, without question, Los Angeles, which... More »

For A Few Dollars More

For A Few Dollars More
Get a group of adult webmaster affiliates together to "talk shop" and one of the subjects that is bound to come up is uncompensated affiliate program upsells, where a sponsor makes an unrelated sale to a referred surfer without paying the referring affiliate a commission on the sale. Sometimes t... 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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