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FSC Announces Breakthrough with Tubesites

FSC Announces Breakthrough with Tubesites
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) announced today that several tubesites have agreed to implement the FSC’s Anti-Piracy Action Program (APAP) and use the program’s software technology to flag potentially infringing content and help prevent users from sharing material that is not legal for them to shar... More »

The .XXX Ghetto

The .XXX Ghetto
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FSC All-Star Anti-Piracy Video: Would You Steal From Ron Jeremy?

FSC All-Star Anti-Piracy Video: Would You Steal From Ron Jeremy?
We did something that’s never been done before – we got a bunch of adult performers together and asked them to send a message about illegal downloading. Free content and illegal downloads are having a devastating effect on the adult industry, as well as the music industry (see Jack Black’s... More »

Adult Operators Should Set Employee Policies

Adult Operators Should Set Employee Policies
For many adult entertainment companies, establishing proper HR protocols is an oftenoverlooked business requirement — and one that can enhance the value and smoothness of your employee relations, while keeping you in compliance with the law of the land. Here are a few high points for consideration... More »

It's All About Rights

It's All About Rights
What Is Intellectual Property? To better understand what an intellectual property rights acquisition agreement is, it helps to understand just what “intellectual property” or “IP” is. To begin with, intellectual property is, well, just that, property, albeit in a form that is for most p... More »

FSC Anti-Piracy Update and Analysis

FSC Anti-Piracy Update and Analysis
What can we draw from FSC’s Anti-Piracy Action Program’s first months? During the first part of June, FSC distributed its first newsletter to APAP program participants. FSC has contracted with prominent industry attorney D. Gill Sperlein to oversee the program including the notice and takedow... More »

Porn, Privacy, HIPAA - Redux

Porn, Privacy, HIPAA - Redux
In February, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation took their fight against AIM and the adult industry to the authorities of the federal Office for Civil Rights, a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that enforces HIPAA, the California Office of Health Information Integrit... More »

Trouble With .XXX

Trouble With .XXX
In a reversal of position, ICANN has decided to authorize ICM Registry to offer and oversee a new “.XXX” TLD regime. Whatever you may think of ICANN’s decision, for now it’s a reality to be dealt with. So the question becomes whether you, as an owner or operator of adult websites, should par... More »

Live Cam Rules (and Regs)

Live Cam Rules (and Regs)
Live adult videoconferencing is big, and getting bigger. Online consumers now purchase enough live cam show minutes to support thousands of regular live cam performers each day. Capitalizing on this ever-increasing demand for live adult content, more and more pay sites are including live chat up... More »

XXX Revenue Reporting?

XXX Revenue Reporting?
They say that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Here, we will deal with the less morbid end of that equation, but one that is a more immediate peril — new tax regulations that will affect all online businesses. For years, the federal government has salivated over the thought of... 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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