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Phone Billing Uncovered

Phone Billing Uncovered
With so many different online billing methods available, the world of processing — the most crucial element of the value chain — can sometimes be a confusing place. In broad strokes, if you operate a paysite, it is important to cherry-pick the best processors in their respective fields, and ... More »

Early Copyright Filings Are Key to Enforcement

Early Copyright Filings Are Key to Enforcement
Rampant online piracy has become the bane of adult content producers and distributors. In fact, as we approach the end of the Bush Administration, dealing with the reality of copyright infringement has become a much greater day-to-day concern than the threat of governmental prosecution for most indu... More »

Differences among Online Video Viewers

Differences among Online Video Viewers
Consumption Habits and Mindsets of Internet Video Users - Media Contacts, the global interactive media network of Havas Media, and comScore, showcased the results of a proprietary study of the online video audience at a Video Symposium in New York earlier this year. The research was designed to un... More »

FALA Defends Our Rights

FALA Defends Our Rights
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." These lines from the F... More »

Microsoft Gets Timely Patent for Filtering Swear Words

Microsoft Gets Timely Patent for Filtering Swear Words
Talk about good timing. The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday heard oral arguments in the Fox TV v. FCC indecency case, and all but simultaneously Microsoft has been awarded a patent for an automatic censoring filter. According to the article linked to above, "The invention is intended to act as ... More »

Reducing Chargebacks

Reducing Chargebacks
Chargebacks and credits are a fact of life in the online adult entertainment business, as unavoidable a reality as the occasional outage caused by network conditions that are beyond your control. While entirely eliminating chargebacks is not possible, reducing and managing your chargeback rate certa... More »

After the Sale

After the Sale
From the affiliate point of view, webmasters are led to believe that what matters most is reaching the point of sale as often as possible and as quickly as possible. While it's true that without a sale no company can earn revenue, for many adult affiliate programs the actual sale is only the startin... More »

No on 8 and Yes on McCain? (UPDATED)

No on 8 and Yes on McCain? (UPDATED)
I wonder if many Californians will vote no on 8 but yes for McCain. I'd like to see those numbers afterward. Seems like it would be an odd thing to do, but I have a funny feeling more than a few people will do it and some of them will come from our industry. I suspect that those who do "split" th... More »

Defining the Body Politic

Defining the Body Politic
The call is out to rouse the adult entertainment industry from its presumed slumber in an effort to encourage (and influence) active participation in the upcoming election. In many ways, and on many industry forums, the rather irritating presumption has been that we as industry individuals see t... More »

The Election, the Supreme Court and Adult

The Election, the Supreme Court and Adult
Whether the next American president will be Republican John McCain or Democrat Barack Obama, there is a very strong possibility that he will be nominating at least one — if not two — justices for the U.S. Supreme Court. And for people in the adult entertainment industry, the question is: what ty... More »

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