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Politics: It's Time for a Mature Industry

Politics: It's Time for a Mature Industry
August 5th was my birthday. I celebrated it much like I celebrate every day; by waking up and immediately going to work. The commute is short — from my bedroom to my dining room. This satisfies my sense of personal urgency, my irregular sleep schedule, my desire to run a "green" office, and my lac... More »

Top 10 Lawmakers Influencing Adult

Top 10 Lawmakers Influencing Adult
Although the adult webmaster can make a good living through entertaining online patrons with steamy content, it's important to remember that there are lawmakers who make their living by fighting against the same. The movement to ban or tax online adult content has its roots in morality, greed and pl... More »

The Electoral Impact

The Electoral Impact
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "How will the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election impact your business, if at all?" Here's what they had to say: As a European billing platform, Webbilling.com depends on the successful business of its merchants, which hail f... More »

Free Speech Coalition, Copyright, Piracy and Monetization of Content

Free Speech Coalition, Copyright, Piracy and Monetization of Content
There has been a great deal of discussion about the appropriate role the Free Speech Coalition plays in copyright, piracy and monetization of content in an ever-changing digital environment. I’d like to clarify FSC’s role as it pertains to copyright protection and to offer a specific example of... More »

Recent U.S. Tax Law Changes

Recent U.S. Tax Law Changes
Most savvy entrepreneurs or business people understand that tax and accounting should not be an afterthought. With politicians and lobbyists looking for ways to raise revenue, there is an ever-pressing need to be aware of how both domestic and international tax laws impact your company's business m... More »

What's Up With 2257 Litigation

What's Up With 2257 Litigation
I receive calls on a regular basis asking me to bring people up to speed on 2257. It is a complicated issue because there have been numerous developments with a great deal of bureaucracy and an equal amount of ambiguity. In this article I will briefly explain 2257’s major developments and give you... More »

How Search Engines Work

How Search Engines Work
In June, Internet monitor Hitwise.com reported that Google now holds a 69.17 percent market share based on U.S. traffic. Since they're driving nearly 70 percent of all search traffic it's important for you to understand how they work. I realize that you understand in the general sense how search ... More »

Curious Cameron

Curious Cameron
When gay porn impresario and Channel 1 Releasing partner Chi Chi LaRue was first contacted by her latest exclusive for All Worlds Video, Cameron Marshall, he was boyfriends with Josh Vaughn, one of her other contract studs at the time. “Well, you know he didn’t even like boys before Josh, r... More »

It's All About The Boys

It's All About The Boys
You may ask yourself, “What’s a straight guy like Rob Ragan doing running a successful gay distribution company that deals primarily in bareback content?” Ragan, owner/founder of All Boys Distribution, would tell you that good product is good product; the trick is to understand the market... More »

The Profit Potential

The Profit Potential
There is money in foreign markets, but how do you get it? Can a studio simply ship a few hundred DVDs to Europe and wait for the money to roll in? If it were that simple you’d be standing in line at the bank with a deposit slip and a handful of checks. If there is one thing that everyone agre... More »

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