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U.S. Patent Alert

U.S. Patent Alert
In 1998 I wrote an article for, what was at the time, a new adult industry business publication called AVN Online. The article focused on a federal circuit court decision that had just been handed down in the case of State Street Bank and Trust Company v. Signature Financial Group, Inc. The histori... More »

FSC Responds to Proposed Statewide Legislation to Mandate Condoms in Adult Productions

FSC Responds to Proposed Statewide Legislation to Mandate Condoms in Adult Productions
Despite strong opposition from the adult entertainment industry, a new bill proposing a statewide mandate for barrier protection (condoms, gloves, goggles and dental dams) to be used in adult film productions was announced yesterday by the L.A. Times. In response to the proposed legis... More »

Stating the Terms

Stating the Terms
How many of you have ever read the terms and conditions on websites that you frequent? I often say that drafting online agreements is some of the loneliest work a lawyer can do. Usually, even the webmaster stops reading after a few paragraphs. A “South Park” episode made a joke out of t... More »

Ron Jeremy, Get Well Soon!

Ron Jeremy, Get Well Soon!
Yesterday, we were all sad to hear that Ron Jeremy is in the hospital, suffering from a serious heart ailment. Word in the media spread quickly; for friends and fans, it’s a big deal because Ron is part of the history and fabric of this industry. Four years ago, when he received... More »

AHF Comments on Steamray Studios CalOSHA Fines are Predictably Inflammatory

AHF Comments on Steamray Studios CalOSHA Fines are Predictably Inflammatory
Recent comments by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on a Cal-OSHA case involving adult producer Steamray Studios are predictably inflammatory, said Free Speech Coalition today. “Yet another attempt by Weinstein to cloud the issue and cause concern for adult producers and perform... More »

FSC Booth at AEE Spreads Awareness, Raises Funds for Opposition to Measure B

FSC Booth at AEE Spreads Awareness, Raises Funds for Opposition to Measure B
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) traveled to Las Vegas last week to attend the 30th Annual Adult Entertainment Expo, where the adult industry trade association hosted a booth to spread awareness and raise funds for opposition to the Los Angeles County “Safer Sex” in Adult Produc... More »

XBIZ Awards Show Fundraisers Brings More Than $80K for Opposition to Measure B, ASACP

XBIZ Awards Show Fundraisers Brings More Than $80K for Opposition to Measure B, ASACP
The XBIZ Awards held on January 11 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, CA, paid tribute to the adult industry’s best and brightest, with a gala red carpet event and elegant awards presentation. Midway through the evening’s festivities, a fundraiser was stag... More »

4 Dirty Little Secrets

4 Dirty Little Secrets
This article is addressed to the producer who has invested his or her time, blood, sweat, tears, money, and juices (creative or otherwise) in finding talent, paying performers, developing forms, getting access to a studio, directing performers, editing content, creating a site and paying for hosting... More »

Politics’ New Era

Politics’ New Era
The elections of 2012 are history. And the day after the results were in you could almost hear a collective sigh of relief from what has become an overly politicized and sharply divided America. This post-election period cannot be more strikingly unlike its counterpart in 2008. After the last presi... More »

Arrow Productions, Deep Throat Digital Auction ‘Golden Age’ Adult Movie Posters

Arrow Productions, Deep Throat Digital Auction ‘Golden Age’ Adult Movie Posters
Arrow Productions and Deep Throat Digital celebrate the history of sex with an online auction for limited edition original adult film posters from the 1970s era. After uncovering a small cache of sexual history artifacts, Arrow Productions called upon its sales and licensing arm Deep ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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