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Dev Depot: HTML5 Shiv, Backwards Compatibility

Dev Depot: HTML5 Shiv, Backwards Compatibility
Of all the current coding technologies holding the most promise for the future, HTML5 leads the way — but despite its potential, many developers shy away from upgrading their infrastructure to HTML5 — often using the excuse of incompatibility with older browsers to cover for an unwilling... More »

SEO: Linking Up in 2014

SEO: Linking Up in 2014
Last year, saw a wave of major Google algorithm changes that all changed the way adult sites have to approach search engine marketing. Since the early days of our industry we have relied on a standard set of methods to rank our sites for popular keywords, specifically buying and trading links. These... More »

Pleasure Products: The Year Ahead

Pleasure Products: The Year Ahead
The new year is always a time for celebration, but California Exotic Novelties has a little extra reason to party in 2014 as it marks its 20th anniversary. What better way to get started than with a new line from a reality television veteran, a venture leaked on TMZ? Coco — a.k.a. Mrs. Ice-T,... More »

Hosting Talk: Fast and Furious

Hosting Talk: Fast and Furious
In the early days of the Internet, it wasn’t uncommon to wait 30-40 seconds to download even relatively simple pages – slow loading was one of the defining characteristics of the web in its early days. The kind of content-rich websites that we now take for granted were but a glimmer in o... More »

Legal Reality: Trademark Basics

Legal Reality: Trademark Basics
We live in the age of information. It is an extraordinary time, unlike all others, where literally billions of people have access to an unprecedented amount and scope of content. Amid it all is a relentless deluge of advertising information that has challenged sellers of goods and services like neve... More »

Censorship in the UK

Censorship in the UK
Regulators in the UK are creating an unprecedented wave of censorship that not only pushes for filters at the ISP level, but also criminal prosecution for consumers of what government officials consider “extreme porn.”  I have had the pleasure to work with a group of a... More »

Knocking the Knock Offs

Knocking the Knock Offs
American copyright law has traditionally been intertwined with how we view patents and trademarks. In fact, the U.S. House and Senate Patent Committee and it’s Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights was responsible for crafting copyright law until fairly recently, and the individua... More »

2257 Compliance?

2257 Compliance?
Our firm’s approach to adult entertainment law has always included the use of technology in conjunction with legal advice. So, years ago, when Congress passed the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) requiring that all adult websites incorporate some form of user age verification, we created the... More »

Core Product, or Loss Leader?

Core Product, or Loss Leader?
Since re-joining the ranks of the self-employed back in June, I’ve been spending a lot of time talking with adult business owners about the state of the market, and more to the point, the state of their own enterprises. I’m sure it will come as no surprise to anyone reading this column t... More »

Dev Depot: Ghost, Open Source Blog Publishing

Dev Depot: Ghost, Open Source Blog Publishing
Calling itself “a beautifully designed platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing,” Ghost (www.ghost.org) is an Open Source application that allows users to easily create and publish a blog, with tools that make it fun to do. “It’s simple, elegant, and designed so that you c... More »

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