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Country Snapshot: Egypt

Country Snapshot: Egypt
When I first started researching the Internet characteristics of Egypt at the excellent resource site www.internetworldstats.com, I automatically went to the section headed "Middle East" expecting to find it listed there, but I could not find it. Instead, it was listed under Africa. You live, you l... More »

International Tax Structures

International Tax Structures
Companies that have customers outside the U.S. have an opportunity to defer and permanently reduce the effective tax rate on income earned. What does this mean in plain English? A company that is paying more than 15 percent federal rate on its earnings from outside the U.S. is paying too much. Wh... More »

Cascade Billing Solutions

Cascade Billing Solutions
For the adult webmaster, volume is everything. Success is measured in hits and page views — and out of these large numbers only a small percentage of HTTP requests ever become customers. After all the effort the online adult businessperson goes through to advertise for traffic, the small fraction ... More »

Protecting Paysites from Password Abuse

Protecting Paysites from Password Abuse
It's a problem that is faced by all adult paysite operators — the unauthorized disclosure of member logins, where legitimate users provide friends and strangers with their user name and password, "sharing" access to your premium content and impacting your bottom line. This impact costs operator... More »

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 »

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