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Lighten the Email Load

Lighten the Email Load
Regardless of how email savvy we become, spam continues to clog our inboxes, and seems to be here to stay. There are some tactics, though, that can lighten the load in your inbox, and make the problem more manageable. 1. PROTECT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS — Keep your email address off of newsgroups, bu... More »

Commentary For Congress

Commentary For Congress
Editor's note: The following is the Written Testimony of Lawrence G. Walters and Marc J. Randazza, of Weston, Garrou, DeWitt & Walters, submitted to the Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights of the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate on March 16, 2005, as comme... More »

Maximizing Conversions: 2

Maximizing Conversions: 2
Editor's note: In Part 1 of this series, we examined the two main types of paysite tours and the importance of stats in measuring your tour's effectiveness. In this installment, we'll look at some common tour elements: The other point to consider when building your tour is the reaction you will g... More »

A Closer Look At .XXX

A Closer Look At .XXX
I've read several message board threads lately, here at XBiz, and elsewhere, that cited an AVN Online report on Utah's efforts to curb the access of online adult entertainment within the state. These threads, and the original article, tend to paint the issue of a .xxx top level domain (TLD) and gove... More »

Making Money Work For You

Making Money Work For You
Both you and I are in this fabulous biz of nudeness to make a fortune, right? That's what I thought too, yet it amazes me that so many of us are just spending the money we make, not giving any thought to the future to come. Who knows what competition may look like in three years, who knows what l... More »

Hi-Def DVD

Hi-Def DVD
Many technology watchers are now pegging the adult entertainment industry as the ultimate referee in the coming battle over high-definition DVD standards, and if the saying "As pornography goes, so goes technology" holds any truth, then adult companies could have considerable influence ove... More »

Getting Involved

Getting Involved
For most people, their involvement in this or any other industry centers around a self-serving desire to generate a profit. There is nothing wrong with this, as it is the raison d'etre for "business" – and the cornerstone of capitalism. For some, however (and thankfully), there is an additional, h... More »

Obscenity Basics: Part 2

Obscenity Basics: Part 2
Editor's note: In this series' first part, we were introduced to US federal obscenity laws and their application to distributors of explicit depictions of hardcore sexual activity. Today we'll examine what obscenity is, and issues of compliance: What Is Obscenity? So what is obscenity? Simply pu... More »

Obscenity Basics: Part 1

Obscenity Basics: Part 1
If you distribute explicit depictions of hardcore sexual activity, via the Internet or otherwise, you are subject to the federal obscenity laws. These are serious criminal laws. They are federal felonies that carry substantial penalties for their violation, including lengthy prison terms, fines and ... More »

Maximizing Conversions: 1

Maximizing Conversions: 1
Editor's note: This article marks the beginning of a series detailing some of the many issues involved in building a paysite tour that yields maximum conversions. Follow along and profit! In the beginning, the cyber-deities created – STATS! Before you follow any advice here make sure you have ... More »

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