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Utah Gets its Freak On

Utah Gets its Freak On
My boss, Diane Duke, loves numbers and statistics. So it wasn’t too unusual to find her giggling over the results of a recent Gallup poll http://people.hbs.edu/bedelman/papers/redlightstates.pdf indicating that citizens of the state of Utah are the happiest bunch of folks in the United States. ... More »

Adult Entertainment Industry Production Insurance

Adult Entertainment Industry Production Insurance
Recently, adult production insurance was dropped by the industry's main production insurance underwriter leaving many producers without insurance. FSC received requests for help. I suspected that the production insurance hole would be filled in short order because our industry’s producers pay thei... More »

Dealing With Your "Former"

Dealing With Your "Former"
One of the most hotly litigated areas of law in hard economic times is employment law, and more specifically, the termination of employees. Often, based on the pure realities of the situation, companies must downsize in order to remain competitive. However, in order not to fall into a situation that... More »

An Industrial Revolution

An Industrial Revolution
Every January members of the adult entertainment business gather in Las Vegas for the Adult Entertainment Expo, the AVN Awards and Internext show. The yearly meeting of thousands of adult business owners, their staff, porn stars, wannabe performers, attorneys, fans and other participants has become ... More »

'2257's Pros, Cons and Constitutional Quandaries

'2257's Pros, Cons and Constitutional Quandaries
Editor's note: the following article first appeared in the Feb. 2009 issue of XBIZ World Magazine. In a development that was a long time coming, the U.S. Justice Department recently released its newest revisions to the record-keeping regulations collectively known as "2257," immediately setting o... More »

Legal Considerations of Starting an Online Business

Legal Considerations of Starting an Online Business
While one of the most costly aspects of developing your Internet business plan is the obtainment of qualified legal advice, the failure to do so can be even costlier. For some startups, however, the price of even a single hour with one of the industry's best attorneys is prohibitive — causing some... More »

A Welcome Opportunity

A Welcome Opportunity
Since its inception, the adult entertainment business has been the target of unfair and frequently unconstitutional government regulations. Enactment of onerous laws such as, the federal record keeping and labeling regulations (18 U.S.C. §2257), harassing criminal prosecutions and shameful particip... More »

Balancing Talent Agents, Performers and Producers

Balancing Talent Agents, Performers and Producers
There has been much debate recently as to the role talent agents play in the adult entertainment industry. In November 2008, seven California-based licensed and bonded talent agencies came together and formed the Adult Entertainment Agents Trade Association. The mere fact that the "legal" talent ... More »

In the Wake of the Piracy Summit

In the Wake of the Piracy Summit
On Nov. 18, FSC in conjunction with law firms Jenner Block and Mitchell Silberberg, pulled together an unprecedented group of mainstream entertainment executives to talk to the adult entertainment industry about the problem of piracy. Surely these top executives, these strategists from Sony, NBC Uni... More »

Online Privacy: The Naked and the Scanned

Online Privacy: The Naked and the Scanned
If you work with a company that provides erotic content online, then there's something you should know. Some of your customers — the visitors to your website — are breaking the law. No, I don't mean that they are "hackers" trying to gain access to your proprietary data, nor that they are underag... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., as an only child, Moe Levy learned to become business savvy at an early age from his parents. Even more importantly, Levy says his parents instilled in him their people-oriented... More »

AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth

The AWSummit has quickly made its mark and has become a top draw for chat hosts, studios and cam sites from all over the world. Founded by CEO Alexandru Gheorghe just two years ago, the cam-centric AW... More »

WIA Profile: Elle Sonson

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »
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