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FSC Announces Testing Facilities for APHSS.org Program

FSC Announces Testing Facilities for APHSS.org Program
Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the adult industry trade association, is pleased to announce four testing facilities that will participate in the Adult Production Health & Safety Services program (APHSS,org). This program has been developed with the help of legal and medical experts, as well as ... More »

AIM Closure, PornWikileaks – What Happened?

AIM Closure, PornWikileaks – What Happened?
(This article is a timeline of developments and summary of the events around the closure of the AIM clinic, and how AIM’s demise was affected by the rise and fall of the PornWikileaks hate site. Written by FSC Executive Director Diane Duke, this story has appeared on major adult industry tra... More »

YES WE CAN! NO, ACTUALLY YOU SORT OF DIDN’T…

YES WE CAN!  NO, ACTUALLY YOU SORT OF DIDN’T…
…And because you didn’t, there’s a good chance that the GOP is going to take this opportunity to pounce. It seems like just yesterday that Obama was being sworn into office.  As with the inception of most new presidential terms, the American people were filled with hope that... More »

.XXXploitation, .XXXtortion and .XXXpletive Deleted

.XXXploitation, .XXXtortion and .XXXpletive Deleted
Three of us were standing around at the AVN Novelty Expo the other day, having a discussion about .XXX domains and the negative effects the new sTLD will have on adult online businesses. One of our colleagues, a rather well-known adult performer, said he had pre-registered HisName.xxx for fear of... More »

2257 Performer ID Rules

2257 Performer ID Rules
This article is the third in a series examining the requirements of the federal recordkeeping and labeling laws known as the 2257 regulations as they pertain to current and emerging adult entertainment business models. The motivation to write and publish this series stems from a recent federal cour... More »

Domain-a-Palooza

Domain-a-Palooza
As expected, Internet regulatory agency ICANN at its meeting in Singapore last week approved the addition of specific gTLDs, like .Disney, .boobs or .whatever. And, while ICANN and the registrars rejoiced – all of a sudden, the Internet seems on course to become a very complicated, crowded ... More »

How MUCH is AHF’s ‘Epidemic’ Going to Cost Taxpayers?

How MUCH is AHF’s ‘Epidemic’ Going to Cost Taxpayers?
Well, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is at it again, and what we would like to know is: WHY are California taxpayers expected to throw more money at an appeal to the State Supreme Court over a non-issue that AHF has blown up to “epidemic” proportions? Especially at a time when the state b... More »

FSC Applauds Court’s Decision on Performer Privacy

FSC Applauds Court’s Decision on Performer Privacy
Alameda Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith this week issued a decision blocking Cal/OSHA’s subpoena for information in the 2009 case of “Patient Zero.” The state regulatory agency had subpoenaed now-defunct Adult Industry Medical Healthcare (AIM) for employment and medical infor... More »

Reading the Tea Leaves? Discerning the Ultimate Fate of Section 2257

Reading the Tea Leaves? Discerning the Ultimate Fate of Section 2257
Adult content producers and webmasters have become increasingly resigned to the fact that Section 2257 compliance is here to stay.  Renowned industry attorney Greg Piccionelli, Esq., has recently written a detailed set of articles reminding producers of their complicated obligations necessary t... More »

2257 Danger Without Obama

2257 Danger Without Obama
Recently a client provided me with an excerpt from an online blog discussing the question of whether a webmaster using explicit sexual materials provided by an affiliate marketing program had any federal recordkeeping or labeling obligations regarding the use of the materials. The laws at issue were... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Cam World: Jim Austin Puts Stripchat / xHamsterLive on the Cutting Edge

Meet Jim Austin, head of business development for Stripchat and xHamsterLive. Austin helps run the two free online communities where amateur models — women, men, couples and transgender folk —... More »

Crave’s Jack Morocco Brings Fresh Perspective to Channel Manager Role

Jack Morocco must be in the right career. They’ve been hit on by Nina Hartley and already had to fend off Ron Jeremy, all in their short one-and-a-half years with San Francisco boutique outfit Crave.... More »

Cam World: Cam Star of Month BlazeFyre Loves to Be a Pleaser

Webcam model BlazeFyre certainly is looking forward to a fruitful 2017. She just moved into new digs this past month, and is eagerly anticipating another banner year as a Chaturbate web model. The naturally... More »
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