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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 »

Legal Reality: SAVE — Will It Be Law?

Legal Reality: SAVE â Will It Be Law?
The 113th U.S. Congress has been frequently called the “Do-Nothing Congress.” By many accounts, that label is well-deserved. The legislative paralysis that has set in due to the intense partisan bickering that has characterized the environment on Capital Hill for years has placed current... More »

Initiating a UDRP Claim

Initiating a UDRP Claim
During the 1990s, the Internet emerged as a common platform upon which individuals and businesses, for both commercial and other purposes, could interact and conduct business via websites. As is commonly understood, websites are identified by a domain name, such as Yahoo.com. As the Internet grew, a... More »

Legal Reality: Net Neutrality Update

Legal Reality: Net Neutrality Update
Earlier this year, in my article entitled “Warning! Net Neutrality Terminated! This Is Not A Test,“ I discussed how a recent federal court ruling has set the stage for potentially unprecedented regulatory changes that might well spell the end of the Internet as we know it. Specifically, ... More »

Legal Reality: Discussing Intangibles

Legal Reality: Discussing Intangibles
We live in an age of unprecedented consumer access to a nearly limitless amount of content. As a result, sellers of goods and services have been challenged like never before to find ways to reach new customers amid the relentless deluge of information. And as the competition for eyes and ears has in... More »

Revenge Porn: Is a Federal Criminal Ban Imminent?

Revenge Porn: Is a Federal Criminal Ban Imminent?
According the National Conference of State Legislatures, “revenge porn” is defined as “the posting of nude or sexually explicit photographs or videos of people online without their consent, even if the photograph itself was taken with consent. A spurned spouse, girlfriend or boyfri... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Sexpert Touch: Sex Experts Shape the Sexual Health Conversation

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon or rocket scientist to know what a “sexpert” is. As the name literally screams out, they’re experts on sex. Advisors. Consultants. Educators. And,... More »

Helping Professional Affiliates Perform Better

When the adult industry first stepped foot online, nearly everything was done in-house by a small band of early pioneers who hustled to gain a foothold on what would eventually become a massive new rendition... More »

Sourcing Quality Affiliates

Over the years, affiliate marketing has been highly profitable for many online adult entertainment companies. But as the digital adult realm became increasingly competitive, so did affiliate marketing... More »
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