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Don’t Fall Down: Mistakes to Avoid

Don’t Fall Down: Mistakes to Avoid
This article originates out of a presentation I gave at the Phoenix Forum legal panel on Friday afternoon, April 5, 2013. It’s a pretty significant honor to join that distinguished panel. Each of the panelists earned his place at that table, each in a different way, reached by different paths... More »

A Prohibited Use of Your Content

A Prohibited Use of Your Content
Most content producers and persons who license content for commercial use understand that photographs and videos are subject to protection under the copyright laws of the U.S. and most other countries. Because of this, there is a general understanding that such content usually cannot be used without... More »

Florida Sheriff Continues ‘War on Porn’ and Sets Sights on Backpage

Florida Sheriff Continues ‘War on Porn’ and Sets Sights on Backpage
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is well known for his faith-based campaign against erotic entertainment.  His morality police strike again, this time with a promise to go after the world’s second largest classified ad website, Backpage.com.  The threats of prosecution come on the heel... More »

FSC, LATATA Co-host Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser on July 28

FSC, LATATA Co-host Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser on July 28
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and Licensed Adult Talent Agents Trade Association (LATATA) will co-host a Porn Star Bowling fundraiser on Sunday, July 28. “We’re really excited about this opportunity and appreciate the hard work that Shy Love and other members of LATATA have ... More »

Dangerous Intersections

Dangerous Intersections
Could a webcam model also be a paid escort and an active member of a “hookup” dating site? Naturally, the answer is “yes,” but at what costs? Blurring the lines between these adult-themed user categories creates an uncharted hybrid of legal exposure, for both, the individual ... More »

The Skinny on NDAs

The Skinny on NDAs
It is axiomatic that not all knowledge is obvious; in commerce, just as much as in science, information, know-how, and the means and methods by which results are achieved are often the result of extensive work, creative thought, insightful analysis, and laborious trial and error. There would be litt... More »

DMCA, Safe Harbor — Tube Sites Take Note

DMCA, Safe Harbor — Tube Sites Take Note
On March 14, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down an important ruling for companies that operate websites that allow users to upload content for display, as well as for content producers whose material is uploaded to such sites without their permission. The case, Universal Music Group ... More »

AB 332 Stalls After Appropriations Committee Meeting

 AB 332 Stalls After Appropriations Committee Meeting
  Attorney Karen Tynan and Kink.com director Princess Donna at the state capitol   This morning in Sacramento, proposed “condom” legislation Assembly Bill 332 was presented to members of the House Appropriations Committee. Sponsor of the bill Assembly M... More »

FSC, Industry Members Travel to Sacramento to Oppose AB 332

FSC, Industry Members Travel to Sacramento to Oppose AB 332
On Wednesday, Free Speech Coalition CEO Diane Duke was accompanied by former performer Lydia Lee (aka Julie Meadows), producers Mo Reese and Lorenzo Marr, and FSC staff on a day-long trip to Sacramento, to stand in opposition of Assembly Bill 332, the proposed California bill that would require ba... More »

Ask The Attorney: Future of Obscenity Laws

Ask The Attorney: Future of Obscenity Laws
Will obscenity laws and enforcement exist 20 years from now? J.D. OBENBERGER 1. That every action causes an equal and opposite reaction is not just a law of physics; I think it’s true in society as well. Moral conservatives can be expected to vent their frustration and rage at an advancing l... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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