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The Deal of the Year

The Deal of the Year
I told you yesterday about the ASACP self-labeling workshop being held this week at Internext in Florida; well, here’s another event to add to your schedule: on Saturday, August 5, at 1:00 p.m., noted first amendment attorney Joe (“JD”) Obenberger will present a two-hour legal workshop targeti... More »

The Empire Strikes Back: 2

The Empire Strikes Back: 2
In part one, we looked at HR 4472 and the practical effect of the changes it made to Section 2257. In this conclusion, we'll look at what webmasters should do to comply with these new amendments. What Should Webmasters and Producers Do to Comply with the Amendments? A five year prison term is no... More »

Porn I'd like to see

Porn I'd like to see
One of the ways the media attempts to depict a magnate, celebrity, or politician as "out of touch" is to quiz him or her on how much a loaf of bread or bottle of milk costs. I think this is an unfair measure. A better test, I'd think, would be to find the country you've directed troops to occupy ... More »

ASACP Holding Self-Labeling Workshop at Internext

ASACP Holding Self-Labeling Workshop at Internext
I’ve told you before about the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) and the good work the organization is doing on behalf of the adult industry; now it’s set for its latest initiative: a roundtable discussion on the issues surrounding the self-labeling of adult sites, being h... More »

WIA Profile: Misha

WIA Profile: Misha
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 is your role and responsibility at your... More »

Free VoIP Calls in the U.S., Canada

Free VoIP Calls in the U.S., Canada
Skype, a peer-to-peer VoIP service, finally is making waves. For the duration of the year, Skype calls to landlines and mobile phones in the U.S. and Canada are free. The user-friendly system routes voice packets through users of the desktop software, helping it to work well over many different netw... More »

The Empire Strikes Back: 1

The Empire Strikes Back: 1
On Thursday, July 27, 2006, President Bush signed House Resolution 4472 into law, an enactment with profound effects for adult webmasters. When does HR 4472 Take Effect? Bills passed by both houses of Congress become effective upon signing by the President in the absence of provisions in the Bil... More »

A working-class hero is something to be

A working-class hero is something to be
Don't ever say that porn directors aren't blue-collar joes just like you.... More »

Say Goodbye to the Tits

Say Goodbye to the Tits
I had two really good discussions yesterday regarding the current ‘2257 situation, company policies and the broader impact of record keeping burdens beyond adult. The first came about when Playboy’s TGP Manager (and longtime XBIZ Moderator) Vendzilla came by for a Sunday visit. Protective of... More »

Hitting the Speed Limit

Hitting the Speed Limit
Six years into the technology-laden 21st century, the number of new users logging onto the Internet should be exploding. However, a telltale sign of changing times began to appear in user statistics in 2005, where the global online population increased by only 5 percent, compared to the 20 percent ... More »

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