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Razzle and Dazzle

Razzle and Dazzle
In a previous article, we made mention of the number of consumers still on dialup as opposed to having Broadband access to the Internet. In that article, we quoted a 2004 JD Powers and Associates study that put dialup use at 61 percent of all Internet access in the U.S. and 73 percent when expanded ... More »

Success Through Softness

Success Through Softness
Editor's note: A recent question submitted to Danni Ashe's "ask danni" column in XBiz World Magazine asked "Why do you choose not to publish hardcore content online?" Given the trend of many adult entertainment companies pushing ever harder material in an effort to gain market share, I felt that thi... More »

Legal Beat: October, 2005

Legal Beat: October, 2005
On Aug. 2 at U.S. District Court in Denver, Judge Walker D. Miller heard oral arguments regarding plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction in the case of Free Speech Coalition vs. Gonzales. The lawsuit seeks to restrain government enforcement of the "2257 regulations" set forth at 18 U.S.C. Â... More »

Basic Essentials

Basic Essentials
Every new webmaster that enters this business does so with stars in his or her eyes. No more boss to call the shots, work your own hours, when you want, how you want. As time moves forward, the clock spins, the light at your desk burns longer and longer. Soon you are working 14 hours or more every d... More »

Tapping Into Cartoons

Tapping Into Cartoons
For fans of film and fantasy, the International Comic-Con is a convergence of epic proportions. On the show floor, Jedi warriors try out the newest light sabers, Klingons strut in full "Star Trek" regalia and Japanese goth-lolly girls with pink hair and lace panties leaf through the latest fanzines ... More »

Demand High for VOD: 2

Demand High for VOD: 2
In part one we examined the growth of video-on-demand and its role in media convergence. In today's conclusion, we'll look at XonDemand, AEBN and affiliate marketing. XonDemand's Start Founded by an anonymous group of investors in 2003, XonDemand is a relative latecomer into the field. Ryan say... More »

Demand High for VOD: 1

Demand High for VOD: 1
Lisa S. Lawless is the type of adult industry entrepreneur who prefers the term "erotic" rather than "pornographic." It's not that Lawless shies away from graphic images and content; her Colorado-based website HolisticWisdom.com offers a mixture of sex toys, sex books and videos and features a pair ... More »

Your Permanent Record

Your Permanent Record
On April 27, representatives of the Justice Department met privately with employees of various Internet service providers and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at the Holiday Inn Select in Alexandria, Va., where they discussed the possibility of mandatory data retention being im... More »

Overlooked Revenue

Overlooked Revenue
They're not your father's old girly magazines? Wait, maybe they are, sort of. We have all heard of the slow demise of hardcopy magazines, once the powerhouse of pornography, huge empires of ink and paper that slowly and begrudgingly gave way to this massive mix of digital flesh we call the Intern... More »

Maximizing Content

Maximizing Content
With an ever-increasing array of online distribution channels, adult producers can realize multiple revenue opportunities from a single video — but you have to be careful not to degrade the value of your product by licensing your content willy-nilly. Every other week, adult producers are hit wi... 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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