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Piracy: A Matter of Life or Death

Piracy: A Matter of Life or Death
Recently, Washington Post military correspondent Tom Ricks reported on the problem of a "porno virus" being spread by both American and Iraqi military personnel that have obtained and are now trading illegally copied DVDs – a situation which I briefly expanded upon in an XBIZ News story entitled "... More »

WIA Profile: Diane Duke

WIA Profile: Diane Duke
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. What did you do for a living prior to coming... More »

Combating Piracy

Combating Piracy
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "Which do you think will be most effective in combating content piracy — taking legal action against pirates, a technological solution, or some combination of both?" Here's what they had to say: Who steals content in the first pl... More »

Channel 69 Video

Channel 69 Video
Ami Ben really knows his customers. And they know exactly what to expect of the niche products that Ben's Channel 69 Video produces. "They all know my company has the best specialty products," Ben says. "If they want the best of the niches, they come to me. Once I get that kind of customer, they'... More »

Branding a Star

Branding a Star
I don't think many girls grow up dreaming of the day that having sex on camera would earn them a lucrative living. Every girl in this business has a story of how she wound up here. Their journeys into the world of XXX film range from getting in through a friend, to looking for an easy way to make a ... More »

Filmco Gets Weird

Filmco Gets Weird
When Abraham Lincoln uttered the wise phrase, "You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time," it's doubtful he had forced lactating, double penetration, dwarf action or granny gang bangs in mind. Y... More »

Does Size Matter?

Does Size Matter?
The adult industry made the all important transition from public porno movie theaters to in-the-home entertainment during the "Big '80s" as advancements in technology ranging from the VCR to the Internet propelled the industry to new heights in every financial category. Some seem to think the skin b... More »

‘It’s Like the State Entering our Bedrooms and Minds’

‘It’s Like the State Entering our Bedrooms and Minds’
The quote comes from a recently published editorial in Scotland's Sunday Herald, written by Brian McNair, a professor of journalism and communication at the University of Strathclyde, and the author of Striptease Culture (Routledge, 2002) and Mediated Sex (Arnold, 1996). He's upset that hoary old... More »

Rodney Moore

Rodney Moore
Rodney Moore has a lot of firsts on his résumé. He was among the early pioneers of both POV and gonzo. His eponymous website was part of the first wave of cybersexuality and has been serving it up nonstop since 1997. In Internet time, that's the Stone Age. Moore has been nominated for lots of a... More »

Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles
It's no secret that the online adult entertainment industry has been characterized by change throughout its relatively short and stellar history. And while oftentimes difficult to adapt to, evolving with these changes and the challenges they present can be rewarding on levels other than the purely f... More »

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