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Expert Content Tips

Expert Content Tips
Unless you're able to produce vast amounts of quality exclusive content in your basement rumpus room, licensed content is a mainstay on your member site. In order to keep converting and retaining today's savvy surfers, webmasters are under constant pressure to update with fresh offerings and deli... More »

Pay Per View for Studios

Pay Per View for Studios
We've extensively covered why pay per view is an intelligent choice for webmasters and affiliates, but what about the studios that actually produce the content? On the surface, it might seem like a bad idea for them to be interested in pay per view. After all, they are in the business to sell DVDs,... More »

A Primer on Partnerships: 2

A Primer on Partnerships: 2
In part one, we began our look at the dynamics of successful partnerships. In this conclusion, we'll continue our look: Staying Together The longest-standing partnership by far is the pairing of two New Yorkers, namely Gregory Clayman and Chuck Tsiamis, an unbreakable and unbeatable bond that b... More »

A Primer on Partnerships: 1

A Primer on Partnerships: 1
Chemistry. It is either the key to success or the critical element that throws caution to the wind in a relationship. When addressing a business pairing, it can be defined more in terms of cohesiveness and corporate compatibility than just simple basic animal attraction. How does one strike a suc... More »

Insurance Basics

Insurance Basics
Adult website operators face a double whammy when trying to insure against high-tech risks such as copyright infringement, trademark claims, patent matters and other intellectual property and media-related exposures. The fact is that high-tech coverage is notoriously expensive. Adding to this pri... More »

The New 2257

The New 2257
On July 26, with much media fanfare on the White House lawn, President Bush signed the Adam Walsh Child Protection And Safety Act Of 2006 ("Walsh Act"). On the White House website the law was characterized as strengthening "federal laws to protect our children from sexual and other violent crimes, ... More »

A Binding Agreement: 2

A Binding Agreement: 2
In part one, we examined some of the basic issues that contracts are designed to address. In this conclusion, we'll look at copyright issues and beyond: On Copyrights Under the copyright laws of the U.S., the photographer and the performers, not you, are the joint owners of the copyrights in the... More »

A Binding Agreement: 1

A Binding Agreement: 1
"Some of the biggest deals in the entertainment business were made with a handshake or negotiated on a cocktail napkin over lunch." While this bit of Hollywood lore is based in fact, what also is true, and is by far much more common, is the fact that some of the biggest, most expensive and most a... More »

Incorporating in Nevada

Incorporating in Nevada
Five years ago, Las Vegas resident John Vanhara was your average Czech expatriate looking to make money on the Internet. Then came the bursting of the dotcom bubble, 9/11 and the subsequent dramatic reshuffling of business plans. "When the Nasdaq went down, I was just thinking, what else can I do... More »

Midterm Porn Politics: 2

Midterm Porn Politics: 2
In part one, we looked at politics and the role it plays in the government's dealings with the adult entertainment industry. In this conclusion, we'll look at some suggestions for dealing with an increased level of prosecutorial danger: Regardless of our inability to predict whether there will be... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »
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