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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 »

If There’s a .XXX Elephant in the Room, Shoot It

If There’s a .XXX Elephant in the Room, Shoot It
Okay, it may be a slight overstatement to say that .XXX was the elephant in the room at last week’s XBIZ Summit held in Chicago. The adult online “sponsored” Top Level Domain was represented by IFFOR Board Executive Director Dr. Joan Irvine and ICM Registry’s Vaughn Liley, ... More »

CalOSHA Meeting Wrap-up, and a Thank You from FSC

CalOSHA Meeting Wrap-up, and a Thank You from FSC
Simply put, FSC would like to thank the performers, producers, agents, and other industry members that attended yesterday’s CalOSHA Subcommittee meeting. It was a lively discussion, to say the least – and gave a voice to the adult industry, to answer claims made by industry critics, inc... More »

Photos from CalOSHA Subcommittee Meeting, June 7

Photos from CalOSHA Subcommittee Meeting, June 7
FSC Executive Director Diane Duke addresses the subcommittee Performer Sarah Shevon speaking to the assembly Industry members, with 'Patient Zeta' Derrick Burts in the foreground (green shirt) Director Eli Cross queues up to voice his opinion Performer Kara Price makes her point ... More »

Study Finds LA County Health Dept Reports on Adult Industry STI Data Flawed, ‘Without Basis in Scien

Study Finds LA County Health Dept Reports on Adult Industry STI Data Flawed, ‘Without Basis in Scien
Dr. Peter Kerndt, Director of STD Programs for LA CountyPublic Health Dept Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the trade association for the adult entertainment industry in the U.S., today announced it has received a report from nationally renowned epidemiologist Lawrence S. Mayer MD, MS, PhD, that establ... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building

My job is, and always has been, to do what is asked of me to the best of my ability. I’ve worn many hats in this company, as it’s not only adult retail but adult nightlife as well. I’ve... More »

Looking Back at 2016’s Highlights

2016 was fraught with highs and lows. As an industry, we mourned the loss of friends and loved ones and welcomed new life into the world. With the presidential election behind us and California’s... More »
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