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Turning on the Traffic

Turning on the Traffic
It has been a long summer in our industry. Between world events, national disasters and heavy-duty business issues such as 2257 and overall record-keeping compliance, everyone has had their hands full. These things are, of course, in addition to more standard concerns for adult Internet businesses, ... More »

Tracing Porn's History

Tracing Porn's History
Many people think of pornography as an abnormality in human culture, an ugly side effect of corrupt contemporary values and a prime example of alarming moral decay in society. Right wing constituents, particularly in American media, actively promote this conception - because it makes the elimination... More »

Porn As Eco-Activism

Porn As Eco-Activism
Titillating tofu eaters. Erotic environmentalists. Sensual sex educators. Nudists against Bush. Welcome to the world of adult entertainment with a social conscience — a fascinating blend of alternative porn and politics that just might have you humming Grateful Dead tunes while you surf. The... More »

The Solo Girl Scene Today

The Solo Girl Scene Today
It might seem counterintuitive that websites focused on a single model would have more appeal than megasites featuring a lot of different girls and a variety of content, but solo girl sites have been a big trend lately. This growing niche has been turning over large profits for affiliate programs an... More »

"We Have A Warrant"

"We Have A Warrant"
Many business owners in the adult industry are familiar with the imminent threat of having their offices raided by the feds. However, few know what to expect when they actually come knocking and haul away servers, files, DVDs and personal records for the purposes of investigation. While a searc... More »

Affiliate Program Basics: 2

Affiliate Program Basics: 2
In part one we looked at having a site that converts, selecting payouts bonuses and personnel and automating your affiliate program. Today, we'll examine the importance of customer service and marketing your affiliate program. Customer Service One area that can be labor intensive is providing cu... More »

Affiliate Program Basics: 1

Affiliate Program Basics: 1
The backbone of e-commerce, the affiliate program, is the cornerstone of profits for many online companies, especially for many who operate in the adult arena. A natural extension of paysite operations, the affiliate program is one of the most popular ways to address the Internet entrepreneur's grea... More »

Copyright Basics: 2

Copyright Basics: 2
In part one we looked at copyrights as property and the six separate rights granted to copyright owners. In today's conclusion, we'll examine copyright enforcement, statutory damages and beyond: Enforcement Until relatively recently, adult entertainment companies, with the exception of Playboy a... More »

Copyright Basics: 1

Copyright Basics: 1
Throughout the summer, the adult entertainment business and its attorneys have been understandably focused on a number of criminal laws directly targeting the industry. For some, all the scary legal news has been a bit overwhelming. Consequently, for the first time in several months, this column ... More »

Selecting Content

Selecting Content
Central to any web business is the practice of securing good content to grace your pages. The basics are well known, having been practically cemented in the daily plug of webmaster lore in terms of quality, price and documentation. We all know that we want to select good quality content and material... 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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