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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 »

Keeping Customers: 2

Keeping Customers: 2
In part one, we began our look at keeping customers and client management. In this conclusion, we'll look at live chat services, outsourcing properties and more. Live Chat Service SugarDVD also uses its web presence to filter out the simple problems and reserve the phone reps for more pressing i... More »

Keeping Customers: 1

Keeping Customers: 1
Ruben Sturman, and later Larry Flynt, moved their early book- and magazine-selling operations from back alleys and car trunks into adult bookstores that eventually dotted the U.S. map. Twenty or 30 years later, it was the advent of the Internet that accelerated the evolution of the adult industry in... More »

Valuing Affiliates

Valuing Affiliates
Some might remember a time back in the 1990s before affiliate programs were around. People built paysites, bought traffic and tried their best to navigate the limited search engines that were out there. The affiliate model changed the direction of adult content on the Internet and arguably contribut... More »

Viral Marketing Made Easy

Viral Marketing Made Easy
Regardless of the type of commercial operation you're running, a common denominator is the need to attract an audience and successfully present a marketing message. Advertising methods and messages so frequently bombard consumers that reaching through the background haze of informational overload... More »

Who Owns Your Content?

Who Owns Your Content?
Copyright is an extremely broad subject that could literally require an entire textbook to fully discuss and debate, but taking stock and questioning the very ownership of your content library is crucial. Work-for-hire agreements and how they affect your business — whether you contract for or s... More »

Free Hosting for Affiliates

Free Hosting for Affiliates
The idea of providing free hosting to affiliates is still in the newborn phase, with only the biggest players being able to afford a custom hosting site developed to serve their affiliates’ custom needs. You should know and consider that custom hosting and custom galleries are used by big affil... More »

A Brownback Sequel: 2

A Brownback Sequel: 2
In part one, we began our look at Sen. Brownback's latest proposal. In this conclusion, we'll look at alternative tactics and the possibility of another Meese Commission. Alternative Tactics Piccionelli explained that because vanilla adult entertainment has become harder to prosecute for obsceni... More »

A Brownback Sequel: 1

A Brownback Sequel: 1
Editor's note: since this article was written, Sen. Brownback has announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the upcoming election. In October, Sen. Sam Brownback called for a new investigative government commission that would examine adult entertainment's effects on society ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »

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 »
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