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Niche Marketing and Distribution

Niche Marketing and Distribution
The adult entertainment industry has never been more fiercely competitive than it is in the late 2000s, and as a result, adult-oriented entrepreneurs are having to work extra hard when it comes to their marketing and promotional efforts. One of the ways that many adult businesses have been prospe... More »

Titan's Gill Sperlein

Titan's Gill Sperlein
This interview follows up on a feature article that ran in the November issue of XBIZ World, about Titan's efforts to enforce its intellectual property rights and combat online piracy. Set a-sail on the murky depths of the Sea of Infringement, an armada of illegal DVD replicators, peer-to-peer fi... More »

Taking The Hard-product Plunge

Taking The Hard-product Plunge
We all know the adult DVD is rapidly going the way of the dinosaur, so only a fool would invest the good capital generated by its online distribution channels into an effort to market a new line of adult DVDs … right? Not so fast — unless you are prepared to label some of the adult Internet's... More »

HD on the web - The Great Debate!

HD on the web - The Great Debate!
Over the past year, we've all seen the huge increase in adults sites offering HD video content. It started out with promises on paysite tours that the 720p videos await in the member's area. But, as with all "mission creep" in our highly competitive industry, HD clips are being generously offered ... More »

Campaign Complaints

Campaign Complaints
I've got to rant a bit, I can't help it – sorry! Here's my bitch: 2008 political campaigning is smothering me, just like it might be bugging you, too; if I get one more political phone call, I'm going to become more of an old bastard than I already am, and I'm going to "lecture" the caller and as... More »

Bi Roots

Bi Roots
In 1994, I met Chi Chi La Rue in Cannes and it forever changed the course of my career. It was during that fateful first meeting that Chi Chi asked if I would be interested in performing in a bisexual scene. It took a little explaining, as I thought I had done bisexual scenes before — having perfo... More »

User Generated Content Sites: 2

User Generated Content Sites: 2
In part one of this article, we looked at 2257, obscenity and child pornography concerns surrounding user generated content sites. In part two, we examine copyright and trademark implications, as well as how such websites can structure their terms and conditions to mitigate their legal concerns. ... More »

I've Heard of Beating a Dead Horse, But....

I've Heard of Beating a Dead Horse, But....
There are crimes, there are Crimes, and then there’s…. fucking a dead deer that you found by the side of the road? Believe it or not, that last one may not be a crime under current Wisconsin law, even though having sex with a live animal clearly is against state law. According to a recent ... More »

NetCash: The One Year Wonder

NetCash: The One Year Wonder
Peter Shapiro oversaw the launch of his anonymous payment processing brainchild NetCash on Nov. 6, 2006. It had only six merchants and a paltry 72 websites. For the next two months, Shapiro refused to seek new business and went with this small initial roster to make sure it worked. By last January's... More »

Media Obsolescence?

Media Obsolescence?
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "Has online delivery made DVD and other hard media obsolete as a form of adult content distribution?" Here's what they had to say: It's easy to draw that correlation for many people, but I think it's like saying libraries make books... More »

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