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Irregularity Begins at Home

Irregularity Begins at Home
On July 26, 2008, when the First National Bank of Nevada failed, seemingly taking adult processing favorite Humboldt Merchant Services along with it, one of first signs of trouble on Wall Street showed up on Main Street in Porn Town: Whether you are an affiliate program, a performer, a hosting compa... More »

How to Sell Downloads

How to Sell Downloads
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Ask Your Pornographer First

Ask Your Pornographer First
Ironically, as the adult industry works quietly in a responsible manner (checking hundreds of 2257 documents a day, ensuring performer testing still goes on, and labeling our sites properly to ensure no one accidentally runs into explicit content), the mainstream continues to demonstrate how irrespo... More »

Spencer: On Fire

Spencer: On Fire
On a cold Saturday in February, Spencer Reed arrives at a crowded Starbucks in northwest Washington. As he climbs the stairs and makes his way to a table, he draws the curious eyes of onlookers — not because they know his profession, but simply because his striking presence is impossible to ig... More »

Reading the Tea Leaves? Discerning the Ultimate Fate of Section 2257

Reading the Tea Leaves? Discerning the Ultimate Fate of Section 2257
Adult content producers and webmasters have become increasingly resigned to the fact that Section 2257 compliance is here to stay.  Renowned industry attorney Greg Piccionelli, Esq., has recently written a detailed set of articles reminding producers of their complicated obligations necessary t... More »

2257 Danger Without Obama

2257 Danger Without Obama
Recently a client provided me with an excerpt from an online blog discussing the question of whether a webmaster using explicit sexual materials provided by an affiliate marketing program had any federal recordkeeping or labeling obligations regarding the use of the materials. The laws at issue were... More »

What's Current Thought on Testimonials?

What's Current Thought on Testimonials?
I've read consistently that one of the most effective affordable marketing aids you can employ is a sincere testimonial from a satisfied customer, and certainly this makes rational sense. ...A third party raving about how amazing your product is, or how fantastic your services are...  If you us... More »

If There’s a .XXX Elephant in the Room, Shoot It

If There’s a .XXX Elephant in the Room, Shoot It
Okay, it may be a slight overstatement to say that .XXX was the elephant in the room at last week’s XBIZ Summit held in Chicago. The adult online “sponsored” Top Level Domain was represented by IFFOR Board Executive Director Dr. Joan Irvine and ICM Registry’s Vaughn Liley, ... More »

Empowering Branding

Empowering Branding
Shane Nelson launched SLS Specialty as a distribution company based on the expressed needs of his former clientele as an independent rep for SideLine Sales, which was formed a decade ago. “I was an independent rep, representing a lot of independent manufactures, greeting card designers, etc.,... More »

Pinnacle’s HD v.15

Pinnacle’s HD v.15
Budget-conscious videographers have long enjoyed the power and flexibility of the value-priced Pinnacle Studio video editing software (www.pinnaclesys.com/studio/). While targeting the advanced consumer and lower end professional, Pinnacle’s user base has expanded over the years — along... More »

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