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The Proper DMCA Takedown Notification

The Proper DMCA Takedown Notification
On October 28, 1998, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”). Since becoming valid law, the DMCA has been controversial to say the least, with many demanding reform. For many in the adult industry, the DMCA has been helpful and beneficial ... More »

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!
Last November, the adult entertainment industry heaved a collective sigh of relief at the news that Barack Obama had been reelected. Widespread concerns that a Romney victory might usher in a new era of federal prosecutions were, in my opinion, not at all unreasonable. But now what? Is the federal ... More »

FSC Thanks Opposition to AB 332 Volunteers

FSC Thanks Opposition to AB 332 Volunteers
(l to r) Attorney Karen Tynan, FSC CEO Diane Duke, director Eli Cross, performer Alana Evans, former performer/blogger Lydia Lee Free Speech Coalition would like to express gratitude to the industry members and experts that volunteered their time to speak in Sacramento, on opposition to Assembly Bi... More »

Paul Cambria: Adult’s ‘Larger Than Life’ Freedom Fighter

Paul Cambria: Adult’s ‘Larger Than Life’ Freedom Fighter
There is something about Paul Cambria that completely belies any hint of sleaziness one might associate with the adult industry. It’s as though his mere presence immediately exorcises anything bad porn might represent. It could be his confidence having been the de facto defender of First Amen... More »

FSC Responds to Complaint Filed by AHF Against Immoral Productions

FSC Responds to Complaint Filed by AHF Against Immoral Productions
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) denounces actions taken by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) as another misguided attempt to monopolize public health policy by demonizing adult industry businesses At a press conference today, AHF announced that it has filed a complaint against adult production company... More »

Feminism or Fascism: Iceland’s Stunning Ban on Pornography May Be Spreading

Feminism or Fascism: Iceland’s Stunning Ban on Pornography May Be Spreading
Iceland recently made headlines with the latest project on its allegedly progressive agenda: a nation-wide ban on pornography.  No stranger to proscribing activities related to commercializing sex, Iceland has already passed laws banning printed pornography, prostitution and stripping, and has ... More »

XBIZ World at 100

XBIZ World at 100
Congratulations are in order for everyone at XBIZ on the occasion of the publication of this, the centennial edition of XBIZ World. It is a remarkable accomplishment by publisher Alec Helmy and all of the XBIZ World staff, past and present, who have tirelessly worked for more than eight years to mak... More »

FSC Thanks Mara Epstein for 16 Years of Service to the Industry

FSC Thanks Mara Epstein for 16 Years of Service to the Industry
The following message of appreciation is to Mara Epstein, industry veteran and longtime member of the FSC Board of Directors. Composed by FSC Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas, this message represents the deep gratitude and appreciation expressed by the entire Board of Directors and staff of... More »

Adult & the Law

Adult & the Law
2012 was a very busy year for the adult industry’s legal news. This past year brought with it the obscenity-related conviction of Ira Isaacs, renewed life in the Free Speech Coalition’s battle against the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. §2257, the failure of the Stop Online Piracy Ac... More »

Courtrooms In The Clouds — Travel Plans You Won’t Forget

Courtrooms In The Clouds — Travel Plans You Won’t Forget
The recent, high-profile arrest of a leading adult Internet figure in a Belgian airport on the basis of a German tax fraud warrant has captivated the interest and attention of the entire online adult community like few other news stories during the past year; the episode possesses all of the feature... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Boundaries of Language in Advertising

The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water.... More »

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content,... More »
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