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2012 in Review: Internet Censorship & the Acronyms We Love to Hate

2012 in Review: Internet Censorship & the Acronyms We Love to Hate
With the new year upon us, two things become painfully apparent in concluding 2012 sans post-apocalyptic bedlam: 1) the Mayans seem to have preferred tequila breaks over finishing their calendaring duties, and 2) there are no more excuses justifying willful blindness to any of the damage done during... More »

FSC Elections Open for 2013-14 Board of Directors

FSC Elections Open for 2013-14 Board of Directors
The Free Speech Coalition has sent ballots to members for election of its 2013-2014 Board of Directors on Thursday, December 27th. Ballots were sent electronically to current FSC members who had joined by December 11th, close of nominations and the record date set by the FSC Board of ... More »

FSC 2013 Board of Directors Candidates Announced

FSC 2013 Board of Directors Candidates Announced
The following list includes all candidates for the upcoming 2012 FSC Board of Directors election to be held this month. Only active FSC membersmay vote in the election; electronic ballots will be sent by online survey service Survey Monkey-Zoomerang. FSC members may vote for nine seats available in... More »

FSC Provides Information on L.A. County ‘Safer Sex’ Ordinance Permitting Requirement Letter to Adult

FSC Provides Information on L.A. County ‘Safer Sex’ Ordinance Permitting Requirement Letter to Adult
In response to a letter sent out by L.A. County to some adult producers and directors on December 17th concerning the “Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act,” the Free Speech Coalition wishes to provide information to aid in decisions concerning shooting in L.A. County. ... More »

‘Fair Use’ Factors

‘Fair Use’ Factors
Legal Use of a Copyrighted Work Without Permission Copyright law gives copyright owners the exclusive right to publish and distribute copies of their works. This means that owners of the copyrights in works such as photographs, videos, music and software are provided with a legal monopoly to exploi... More »

Adult Industry Leaders to File Suit Against LA County Over Measure B

Adult Industry Leaders to File Suit Against LA County Over Measure B
A group of adult industry leaders announced today their intent to file a lawsuit soon against Los Angeles County over Measure B. On November 6th voters of Los Angeles passed Measure B, an ill-conceived law that makes it mandatory for adult actors to wear lab coats, goggles and gloves ... More »

FSC Responds to Comments Made on Latest Developments with Measure B

FSC Responds to Comments Made on Latest Developments with Measure B
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) Board Chair and attorney Jeffrey Douglas has responded to comments in a recent Los Angeles Times article titled, “Condoms in porn measure won by 14-point margin, final tally says.” In the article, Los Angeles County spokesperson David Sommers is ... More »

Nomination Period for FSC Board of Directors Election Now Open

Nomination Period for FSC Board of Directors Election Now Open
Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the adult industry trade association, has opened nominations for its 2013 Board of Directors election. There are nine board positions up for election, out of 13 board seats. You must be an FSC member to make a nomination. Active FSC members should have rec... More »

Moving to Nevada

Moving to Nevada
The recent Los Angeles condom ordinance has caused many industry insiders to speculate that large swaths of the adult entertainment industry might relocate to Las Vegas. Relocating a company’s entire operation is a large – and potentially expensive – undertaking. Accordingly, there... More »

Legal Reality: Taking Notice

Legal Reality: Taking Notice
A surprisingly large number of adult entertainment companies fail to post appropriate legal compliance, disclaimer and other “notice” statements on their websites. Many even conduct business online without providing users with adequate website terms and conditions of use. Such omissions ... 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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