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The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement
The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms screaming that we need to run to them, immediately, to hire them to help with these changes &m... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner
The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss what lies around the corner for the online adult entertainment industry in 2017. Here's what th... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant
Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for ways to profit off of the work of others. Anyone with a computer and a little bit of know-how ca... More »

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms

Visa Cracks Down on ‘Shell’ Billing Firms
There was a time not so long ago when website operators created billing companies in favorable jurisdictions, whose sole purpose was to bill customers for services provided by the operator and remit the settled funds to the operator. The customer was typically indifferent to the identity and locati... More »

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win
On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to be awful — and I knew that on Nov. 9, no matter who won, America was a wor... More »

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment
The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The 2nd Circuit includes the states of Connecticut, New York and Vermont, where it has appellat... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots
Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly make their livelihoods in front of cameras, of course, are far less likely to have a change of hea... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances
Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple: sign up to purchase or view a live webcam performance on any number of webcam networks, use current... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb
As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you have read my articles in the past, isn’t usually my style. The reason I do so is that I&rsqu... More »

Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin

Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin
About four miles northwest of the Kremlin, three blocks off of Tsverskaya Ulitsa (a congested throughfare, which in communist times had a reputation akin to Times Square on account of reputation for commerce in flesh), in an old Georgian neighborhood, lies tree-shaded Tishkinaya Square. On that tri... More »

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Cam World: Q&A With Studio 20’s Andra Chirnogeanu

One of the blue-ribbon studios in the cam biz is Studio 20, which is now a global brand, with locations on both sides of the Atlantic — from Romania to Hollywood, Calif. Of course, with every strong... More »

Cam World: Model of Month Jenny Blighe Is Red-Hot

Have you found out about MyFreeCams sensation Jenny Blighe, the fiery Arkansas redhead? For the past four years, Blighe’s been camming on an almost-daily basis on MyFreeCams, building a loyal fan... More »

Justin Sayne Leather Expands Team, Gears Up for Eventful 2017

When Justin Sayne looks back on 2016, he will likely remember it as a year in which his Arizona-based company, Justin Sayne Leather, grew by leaps and bounds. Important new hires joined the company, Sayne... More »
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