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Virtual World Phenomenon Gets the U.S.'s Attention

Virtual World Phenomenon Gets the U.S.'s Attention
A recently published study by the Federal Trade Commission entitled “Virtual Worlds and Kids: Mapping the Risks” is yet another sure sign that massively multi-user virtual environments (MMVEs) are rapidly growing in popularity and importance. The report, released in December, was the result... More »

The CAL-OSHA Story

The CAL-OSHA Story
In 2008, Cal-OSHA began to focus its attention on the adult entertainment industry. A handful of companies were visited by Cal-OSHA and were cited for everything from exposed electrical cords to expired fire extinguishers. Most companies are unaware that OSHA requires all businesses to have a workpl... More »

Whip Me, Beat Me... Now Go to Jail?

Whip Me, Beat Me... Now Go to Jail?
The increase in both frequency and popularity of erotic content depicting fetish activity such as bondage, discipline, sadomasochism and sadism ("BDSM") warrants some exploration from the legal side. For years, industry producers repeated the urban legend warning against the creation of any materia... More »

Another Patent Troll Attacks Industry

Another Patent Troll Attacks Industry
For most adult entertainment entrepreneurs intellectual property issues are usually constrained to acquiring or protecting copyrights in their content or trademark rights in their brands. But there is another very important type of intellectual property that is all too often overlooked by adult e... More »

Revolution for Community Standards

Revolution for Community Standards
Every now and then an event occurs in the adult entertainment industry that is of critical interest to every participant in the business. On Oct. 28, 2009, such an event occurred. On that day the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became the first to adopt the requirement that content distribut... More »

FSC: Strong Returns

FSC: Strong Returns
In these tough economic times, it is easy to ask yourself “Why should I be a member of the Free Speech Coalition?” Because, for a small investment, FSC is an asset that that will always give you a strong return on your investment. FSC’s mission is to lead, protect and support the growth and... More »

Top 50 Newsmakers '09

Top 50 Newsmakers '09
2257 In 2009, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld 18 U.S.C. § 2257, the federal record-keeping law in the long-contested Connections case. According to Los Angeles attorney Gregory Piccionelli, “The majority opinion is a piece of pretzel logic that utterly fails to address any of the we... More »

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences
A recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Cincom Systems Inc. v. Novelis Corp, 92 U.S.P.Q.2d 1085 (6th Cir. 2009)), serves as a strong reminder to those web-based businesses that have licensed code, scripts, and other software, to carefully consider the impact of federal... More »

FSC's New Challenge to 2257

FSC's New Challenge to 2257
On Oct. 7, the Free Speech Coalition launched a lawsuit against the federal government challenging the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. § 2257. If you are not an FSC member, don’t miss your opportunity to be included under the umbrella of this critical litigation. Why Now? On Dec. 18, 2008, t... More »

Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Age

Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Age
Protecting intellectual property against piracy and theft is a battle that both adult and mainstream businesses were fighting long before the advent of the Internet. Back in the 1970s, for example, pirated LPs were a consistent source of frustration for the music industry. But in the Internet age, p... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Understanding 'Camming Sociology' Can Enhance Interactions

After working for six years in the live cam industry as a cam model and almost double the amount of time studying — while working simultaneously — how relationships work in cyberspace, I am... More »

Proper Fisting Techniques for Gentle Stimulation

Does the phrase “anal fisting” make your sphincter clench in terror? Does it seem like an urban legend or an extreme party trick? Most people scoff at the idea of trying it because it sounds... More »

Camming Games, Contests Keep Customers Engaged

Last issue, I talked about the importance of changing up the ambience in a cam model room via new décor and small visual tweaks, to keep viewers engaged long-term. This time, I’d like to discuss... More »
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