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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 — 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 »

Alternative Currency; Is Regulation in Store?

Alternative Currency; Is Regulation in Store?
Hardly a day goes by without some headline referring to developments in legal status or use of alternative currency such as bitcoin. At times it seems the virtual currency is nearly taking over the Internet. How, though, will this new trend affect the adult entertainment industry? Although the overa... More »

Legal Reality: Cliff Notes on 2257

Legal Reality: Cliff Notes on 2257
Unlike producers of nonsexual content, adult content producers must comply with a complex and burdensome set of federal criminal regulations known as the 2257 regulations. For those who are not familiar with the 2257 regulations, they are a pair of statutes (18 U.S.C. § 2257 and 18 U.S.C. §... More »

Rights From Performers: Minor Role, Big Impact

Rights From Performers: Minor Role, Big Impact
A recent federal appeals court ruling has underscored, once again, why it is so important for content producers to properly acquire intellectual property rights from persons providing creative contributions to their content. In Garcia vs. Google Inc., No. 12-57308, an actress successfully obtained a... More »

Legal Reality: Picking an Identity

Legal Reality: Picking an Identity
Obtaining a desired domain name is a critical part of modern commerce. Unfortunately, all too often a company or a person will register a domain name and use it without sufficient consideration of whether doing so will infringe another’s trademark or service mark. This can be a very costly mis... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

The Fabulous Mobile Market

The phrase “content is king” has often been used in connection with erotica that is created with desktop computers in mind, and the phrase is still applicable. But as the summer of 2014 heats... More »

A Man’s World: Male Sex Toy Sales Continue Upward Trajectory

For many years, the very idea of a “male sex toy” was regarded by most people as something of a joke. The term brought to mind images of cheap, rubberized blowup dolls and their ludicrous puckered... More »

Sexual Enhancement Products and Shifting Consumer Attitudes

Over the history of the sexual enhancement products market, there have been two constants on which you can rely: strong sales and outrageous marketing claims. Whether the miracle promised by the manufacturers... More »
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