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Legal Reality: Texas Kickstarts New Crowdfunding Era

Legal Reality: Texas Kickstarts New Crowdfunding Era
Well, it’s the beginning of 2015 and the Securities and Exchange Commission still has not finalized long-awaited federal crowdfunding rules. The SEC is now nearly two full years past the congressionally mandated deadline to provide final enabling rules for the online crowdfunding provisions o... More »

Measure B — Is the Sky Falling?

Measure B — Is the Sky Falling?
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has approved the denial of interim injunctive relief that would have stopped enforcement of Measure B, Los Angeles county’s condom requirement for adult motion picture production. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its driving force, Michael Weinstein, ar... More »

Adult Biz & the Law: Violations and the Violated

Adult Biz & the Law: Violations and the Violated
In early November, Uber found itself under fire for a number of privacy violations and frankly chilling suggestions of how it can use its data. One of Uber’s executives admitted spying on a journalist, and reports leaked out about how Uber used its “God view” ability to watch well-... More »

Get Off Your Butt and Email the FCC Now

Get Off Your Butt and Email the FCC Now
The Place: http://www.fcc.gov/comments The Message: “Net Neutrality Now.” Do it now, pass it on. I am beginning this month’s article with what I hope will be an unambiguous call to action for everyone in the greater online adult entertainment community to join the battle to resto... More »

Mounting Breaches: Are You Paying Enough Attention to Internet Security?

Mounting Breaches: Are You Paying Enough Attention to Internet Security?
For those of you who haven’t been paying attention to the news, there is an epidemic in the online world and it’s getting worse. Last month JPMorgan Chase announced that 76 million households were affected by a recent security breach in which many individuals had their personal informati... More »

Legal Reality: DMCA Takedown Notices, Requirements

Legal Reality: DMCA Takedown Notices, Requirements
Recently I have received a lot of requests from our readers regarding the requirements for a proper DMCA takedown notice. For those not familiar with a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notice, it is a communication that is sent to an online service provider (OSP) by a party that owns... More »

Legal Reality: Should You Have a Prenuptial Agreement?

Legal Reality: Should You Have a Prenuptial Agreement?
Summertime has passed, and like every summer, the weather was beautiful and a whole lot of people got married. That’s a good thing, for as a friend of mine once told me, “Marriage is a sacred institution. It’s something a man only does ... two or three times in his life!” Unf... More »

Law of Sex: Fighting Private Censorship

Law of Sex: Fighting Private Censorship
Government censorship in the Internet age has been a consistent focal point for free speech advocates. Recent examples of censorship by the American government can be egregious, including the curtailment of First Amendment rights through mass surveillance, over-regulation of disfavored speech, crimi... More »

Legal Reality: Sound Music Deals

Legal Reality: Sound Music Deals
Music is a big part of just about every kind of entertainment. It is, for example, an integral component of most motion picture productions from mega-budget movies to micro-budget indie films. Even a relatively large segment of adult videos include music. Online, the use of music is exploding all ov... More »

Best Practices for the Live Webcam Space

Best Practices for the Live Webcam Space
As the live webcam business continues to surge in popularity, more attention will be focused on operators and performers by law enforcement and other government agencies. The best time to consider operational risks and develop best practices is before commencement of an investigation or formal inqu... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Retail Sales: No Thanks, I’m Just Looking

All of us in this wacky industry of adult toys and products often find ourselves as working as sales floor staff, selling blush-inducing devices like a vibrator for a jittery first time buyer or those... More »

Taming the Voracious Inbox

People say it all the time, “The only thing guaranteed in life is death and taxes.” The truth is, the one thing that is inevitable (as well as constant in our lives) is change. We are faced... More »

Creating a Plan for Success as the Economic Picture Gets Brighter

A new year always brings promise and the excitement of new opportunities. And this year is looking better than a number of recent ones when it comes to economic forecasts. In the U.S., a total of 321,000... More »
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