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The Real Danger: .XXX

The Real Danger: .XXX
Editor's note: this article was written before yesterday's decision by ICANN to reject .XXX for a third time. It is still relevant, however, since some observers feel that we still haven't heard the last of .XXX: If you follow the adult entertainment industry's trade news publications or particip... More »

Lessons From Friends

Lessons From Friends
As a lawyer, I view the world through glasses that are different than those worn by most others. They are certainly not rose-colored. There's not a day that goes by that I don't eat something, watch something or drive by something that reminds me of some monumental court case or important legal theo... More »

Legal Angels: 2

Legal Angels: 2
In part one, we began our look at the impact L.A.-based attorneys have had on 1st Amendment law. We'll continue our look in this conclusion: Landmark Miller Another L.A.-based attorney, Burton Marks, played a key role in a subsequent Supreme Court ruling: 1973's landmark decision in Miller vs. C... More »

Legal Angels: 1

Legal Angels: 1
Skillful, accomplished 1st Amendment lawyers can be found in many different parts of the U.S., including Cincinnati (home to H. Louis Sirkin), Chicago (where J.D. Obenberger and Reed Lee are based) and Buffalo, N.Y. (home of Paul J. Cambria Jr.). But if any American city deserves to be exalted as th... More »

Jamye Waxman: The Female You

Jamye Waxman: The Female You
How do you shoot instructional sex movies, and how do you keep them from looking like porn? East Coast Intellectual Jamye Waxman was in town last week to film three episodes of her Personal Touch series for Adam & Eve using, as much as she could, real porn couples to act out her radical theories.... More »

Legal or Easy?

<i>Legal</i> or <i>Easy</i>?
Porn is so plentiful and ubiquitous that it is hard to make a decision where to spend your discretionary dollar. VCA makes it no easier with 18 And Easy (vol. 7). How do we distinguish this title from the Barely Legals? "Well, the box says these women are wholesome," you might say. "But... More »

Living the Good Life

Living the Good Life
So I was hanging with Stuart Lawley on his private jet the other week, winging our way around the country on a frivolous jaunt to clear our heads after the .XXX seminar at the XBIZ Hollywood Conference, when a thought occurred to me: Should I be doing this? Should I be so cozy with this fellow? Will... More »

Tracking ROI

Tracking ROI
An interesting issue has come up recently regarding the popularity of the web 2 user- generated content sites and marketing opportunities: tracking performance of video content submissions when used for promotion, traffic generation and customer acquisition. For those of you just looking into how... More »

Shutting the Door

Shutting the Door
I’ve previously discussed the issue of blocking adult website access at the country-level, usually in the context of one country attempting to impose controls on its citizen’s access to this material: for example, Germany wanting to block all foreign adult sites that did not use an Age Verificat... More »

Wig-flipping with Nicki Hunter

Wig-flipping with Nicki Hunter
Here is the zesty Nicki Hunter at a fundraiser held in her honor recently. Hunter began another round of chemotherapy the next day but was in high spirits when this picture was taken. "I didn't know how many friends I had until I got cancer," Hunter said. A large number of adult business employee... More »

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