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.XXX: Diane Duke’s Update from Cartagena

.XXX: Diane Duke’s Update from Cartagena
It’s 1am on Sunday Morning… Do you know where your trade association is? On Sunday, December 5, at 1am Free Speech Coalition Executive Director Diane Duke and FSC Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas took off from LAX to arrive in Cartagena, Columbia 14 hours later — our goal, to do everything w... More »

The .XXX Ghetto: Where the Adult Industry and Conservatives Agree

The .XXX Ghetto: Where the Adult Industry and Conservatives Agree
It isn’t very often that you’ll see representatives from the adult industry agreeing with a group of conservatives – but when it comes to .XXX, it’s pretty clear that no one is in favor of its approval except for domain registrar ICM (who’ve proposed the “sponsored” Top Level Domai... More »

RIP: John Leslie, 1945-2010

RIP: John Leslie, 1945-2010
Performer/director John Leslie passed away yesterday, Dec. 5, from an apparent massive heart attack he suffered while at home. He was 65-years old. Leslie began his performing career in 1973, in “Sensuous Delights,” and went on to perform in more than 300 movies. Perhaps his most well-known r... More »

2011 FSC Board Election Candidates

2011 FSC Board Election Candidates
The following list includes all candidates for the upcoming 2011 FSC Board of Directors election to be held in December. Only active FSC members may vote in the election; electronic ballots will be sent by online survey service Zoomerang.com. FSC members may vote for nine seats available in thi... More »

FSC Press Release: Letter Submitted to ICANN, FSC Travels to Cartagena

FSC Press Release: Letter Submitted to ICANN, FSC Travels to Cartagena
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) Executive Director Diane Duke and FSC Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas will travel to Cartagena, Columbia, next week to oppose the proposed .XXX sTLD at the ICANN Board of Directors meeting. Prior to the meeting, FSC has submitted a letter to ICANN (FSC Letter to ICANN Board ... More »

Anti-HIV Gel to be Tested in South Africa

Anti-HIV Gel to be Tested in South Africa
Today is World AIDS Day. According to a recent report at AllAfrica.com, a study of 5,000 women in South Africa is being prepared to test a gel that helps prevent the transmission of the HIV virus. The gel, which contains drug Tenofovir, was shown in earlier studies to cut transmission of the HIV vir... More »

The Road to Cartagena

The Road to Cartagena
FSC Executive Director Diane Duke and FSC Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas will travel to Cartagena, Columbia next week for the ICANN Board of Directors meeting. One of the topics to be discussed at the meeting is the .XXX “sponsored” Top Level Domain, proposed by Internet registry ICM. FSC oppo... More »

Homeland Security Shutters more than 70 Torrent Sites

Homeland Security Shutters more than 70 Torrent Sites
Since last week, Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division (ICE) has shut down more than 70 file-sharing sites. According to reports, the Department of Homeland Security is seizing sites directly from Internet regulatory body ICANN without citing the Digital Millennium ... More »

Pornification: When the Thrill is Gone, What Then?

Pornification: When the Thrill is Gone, What Then?
In an article from the Boston Globe, author Don Aucoin gives some interesting perspectives of the “pornification” of America. As sexual imagery becomes more and more mainstream, what effect is it having on society? And if sexual imagery has become so commonplace – we wonder – what are th... More »

HIV Infection Risk Lowered by Pill

HIV Infection Risk Lowered by Pill
Researchers announced today that an antirtroviral medication called Truvada, when taken daily, has been shown to reduce the incidence of HIV infection by 73 percent ; the NY Times stated that the pill is effective when taken at least 90 percent of the time. Funding for the research was provided by t... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »

The Journey Toward Artificial Intelligence in Processing

Let’s be honest. If you’re running a company you spend most of your time trying figure out what the hell is going on. Then you spend the rest of your time — what’s left of it —... More »
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