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A Year of Extraordinary Support From Extraordinary People

A Year of Extraordinary Support From Extraordinary People
As 2010 closed, we put yet another recessionary year behind us I have to say, it had been one hell of a year. Dot XXX has crept back into existence like a zombie from the “Night of the Living Dead.” Megalomaniac Mike Weinstein from AIDS Healthcare Foundation set his sights on the adult enter... More »

Return of the Republicans

Return of the Republicans
It would be fair to say that the adult entertainment industry collectively breathed a sigh of relief at the election of Barack Obama. Many in the industry hoped that the new administration would be much less hostile toward adult entertainment content than the previous one. Fortunately, it appe... More »

FSC Sends Letter to ICANN, GAC, Opposing Proposed .XXX sTLD

FSC Sends Letter to ICANN, GAC, Opposing Proposed .XXX sTLD
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) on Friday sent a letter to the Board of Directors of Internet regulator ICANN and to its Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), urging the Board not approve Internet registrar ICM’s application for the proposed .XXX sponsored top level domain (sTLD). “This is an extr... More »

Land of the Free: Pornography and What We Are Really Fighting For

Land of the Free: Pornography and What We Are Really Fighting For
Legions of rightwing moral activists – both groups and individuals, religiously and politically motivated –  believe that if they can eliminate the adult entertainment industry, the world will be a better place. There are already many countries in the world where “porn” is prohibit... More »

FSC Announces Election Results, New Board Members

FSC Announces Election Results, New Board Members
FSC is proud to announce new members to its Board of Directors. The Board election was open to all active FSC members and held during the month of December. Incumbent board members that were re-elected include Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas, Board President Sid Grief, Secretary Mark Kernes, Board ... More »

Whether or Not You Hate Sarah Palin, She Has a Right to Free Speech

Whether or Not You Hate Sarah Palin, She Has a Right to Free Speech
This is a layperson’s (my) opinion of how free speech is supposed to work: American citizens are allowed to express themselves using various protected forms of speech – speech that doesn’t incite violence or bodily harm (an example of illegal speech being, if someone were to falsely call o... More »

7 Content Licensing Tips

7 Content Licensing Tips
Adult entertainment companies are licensing content more often than ever before. The trend, which is accelerating for both content licensors and content licensees, is supported by a number of interrelated factors. One factor is, of course, the declining cost of content due to a content glut resultin... More »

Fighting Back

Fighting Back
When examining the most problematic issues facing adult operators today, “piracy” consistently ranks near the top of the list. Unlike “the economy” or other factors that are outside of operators’ control, however, piracy is a problem that can be tackled head on — as a growing number of c... More »

A Few Photos from Last Week’s AVN Adult Expo

A Few Photos from Last Week’s AVN Adult Expo
Getting a photo opp at the Girlfriends Films booth. Girlfriends donated more than $14,000 to charities last year, on behalf of their models Signing for John Stagliano's Evil Angel; starlet Bobbi Starr A female fan has her picture taken with Digital Playground starlets Stoya and Kayden Kross Sta... More »

‘You’re Americans. Act Like It!’

‘You’re Americans. Act Like It!’
Created by artist Al Haug. Haug excepts donations to support his artwork at his PayPal address. This article posted on Salon.com in September gives instructions for how to order a poster or a T-shirt of this design. Also, a Salon writer reports that this image is aimed at anti-Muslim sentiment... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

How Advertisers Use Your Devices to Sell You Stuff

The paranoia has reached an all-time high. Now some people actually believe that their microwave ovens are spying on them — despite the fact they don’t have any listening devices or cameras.... More »

As Mobile Grows, So Does Need to Push Sales

The number of consumers browsing and buying online will reach 270 million by 2020, driven largely by activity on mobile devices, according to Forrester. Business is booming and the fact that most purchases... More »

With AI, Routine Tasks Start Fading Away

I just turned 42. The list of things I may never do again is growing fast. I no longer dream that I will become an Olympian in any sport except archery or horseback riding. The oldest Olympians in those... More »
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