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The Ends of the Earth – How Far Can U.S. Content producers pursue foreign infringers?

The Ends of the Earth – How Far Can U.S. Content producers pursue foreign infringers?
Introduction. We all witnessed the uproar over PIPA and SOPA at the beginning of the year.  Internet free speech advocates took to cyberspace in a call for action against these proposed laws.  Advocating for the broad principle of intellectual property protection, lobbyists for the mainst... More »

FSC Responds to DOJ Call for Comments on 2257

FSC Responds to DOJ Call for Comments on 2257
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) has responded to a call by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for comments on 2257. A letter was sent to the DOJ on Tuesday in order to be ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for comments. The action follows last week’s victory in the Third Circuit court... More »

Mandatory Condom Law Spurs Potential Exodus

Mandatory Condom Law Spurs Potential Exodus
In late January, 2012, the city of Los Angeles passed a landmark law requiring all adult content producers to mandate the use of condoms by performers as a condition for obtaining a filming permit. This first-of-its-kind, mandatory condom law sent shock waves through the adult industry, and represen... More »

The Condoms Have Arrived (Sort Of)

The Condoms Have Arrived (Sort Of)
As you may remember from my article last summer for XBIZ World, I declared that the condoms were coming. That declaration was in reference to the position that Cal/OSHA had taken at the June 7, 2011, meeting in Los Angeles where a strong contingency of representatives of the industry turned out to b... More »

Challenging The Copyrightability Of Porn

Challenging The Copyrightability Of Porn
Adult entertainment companies have become increasingly aggressive about defending their intellectual property rights, with high-profile cases being filed against illegal tube sites, file lockers, and torrenters. With the advent of porn companies enforcing their rights, a chorus has risen against the... More »

2257 Decision Reversed on Appeal in Third Circuit

2257 Decision Reversed on Appeal in Third Circuit
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) received news this morning that it won the appeal to the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning an earlier District Court decision to dismiss the suit challenging the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. § 2257 and 2257a. This allows the lawsuit to ... More »

Kickstarting With ‘Crowdfunding’

Kickstarting With ‘Crowdfunding’
There has been a lot of talk recently about a phenomenon called “crowdfunding,” a relatively new type of fundraising that relies on social media and the Internet to obtain small amounts of capital from large numbers of individuals to accumulate large aggregated amounts of capital. In rec... More »

CCBill Becomes FSC Member

CCBill Becomes FSC Member
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) is proud to announce that payment processing company CCBill has joined as its newest member. “CCBill has been a leader in industry payment processing for many years, and FSC is very happy to announce their membership,” said FSC Executive Directo... More »

5-Point Checklist for Content Producers

5-Point Checklist for Content Producers
Online adult entertainment companies are producing their own content more than ever before. Low production costs and an international pool of relatively inexpensive professional and amateur talent have practically eliminated any meaningful economic barrier to entry into the adult content production ... More »

2012 Hustler Walk of Fame Inductions

2012 Hustler Walk of Fame Inductions
Belladonna gives the crowd a big smile Tonight, at the Hustler Hollywood’s flagship store, located on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA, the adult industry paid tribute to two beloved stars. Legendary producer/director and former performer John Stagliano and super adult star Belladonna were ... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Cam World: Camming and Toys Go Hand in Hand

There is nothing more satisfying than pleasure, especially if it is sexual. The size or the presentation of the stimulus does not matter if the sensations and tension the body receives transform the way... More »

Cam World: Injecting Personality Into Your Room

Since the last issue of Cam World, I’ve made some significant life changes. I’m working from Colombia now. This was a decision that was not entered into lightly, but change gives you a chance... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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