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Mainstream Prosecutions?

Mainstream Prosecutions?
Adult entertainment is not only a huge moneymaker for many of its manufacturers but also for many of its distributors — and in 2007 those distributors include Comcast Cable, Time Warner, DirecTV, Marriott and a long list of other large mainstream corporations that have been offering sexually expli... More »

Gary Kaufman

Gary Kaufman
In late August, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit against SexSearch.com and other adult companies. The suit claimed that an adult male was tricked into having sex with a female minor who posted that she was over 18 years old on SexSearch. The complaint posed a major legal threat to social networki... More »

Extreme in the U.K.

Extreme in the U.K.
England's House of Commons was recently scheduled to discuss a proposed law that could have a major impact on consumers of kinky erotica in the United Kingdom: the so-called "extreme porn" law, which would criminalize the possession of what U.K. politicians have been loosely describing as "extreme p... More »

Washington Lobbying

Washington Lobbying
As Congress strives to pass meaningful legislation in 2007, we thought we'd shed a little light on a strange but somewhat noble practice that gets quite a bit of attention here in D.C. Can you guess what it is? If you instantly thought of the time-tested and often-scrutinized practice of federal lob... More »

Cal/OSHA Rules for Adult

Cal/OSHA Rules for Adult
This information is from the State of California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), pertaining directly to requirements for the adult industry. Cal/OSHA posted the information as a result of the 2004 HIV outbreak that caused a two-month-long, industry-wide moratorium. Health... More »

L.A. Man Faces 2257 Charges

L.A. Man Faces 2257 Charges
Recently, a very unusual legal event took place. A federal obscenity prosecution was initiated in Los Angeles. While the event was reported by XBIZ and other adult media and even in the mainstream press, the news has not yet generated a lot of interest, much less concern, on the part of the adult en... More »

Tackling Obscenity Cases

Tackling Obscenity Cases
Given the nature of the DVDs that serve as the basis of his obscenity indictment — DVDs that reportedly include depictions of scat and bestiality — it is fair to say that Los Angeles-based producer Ira Isaacs could be facing a tough battle in his federal obscenity trial, which began with his ar... More »

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
Would any adult industry participant be willing to die for the privilege of continued involvement in the adult industry? Doubtful, but that's exactly the penalty that faces accused Iranian distributors and producers of websites in which pornographic works appear. Although the bill imposing the death... More »

Stand Up and Be Counted

Stand Up and Be Counted
The last time I checked, the U.S. was at war with an enemy unlike any we have had to fight before. An enemy that straps suicide bombs on children for detonation in a marketplace full of innocent people and then claims that doing so is an act of martyrdom condoned by God. An enemy that we are told wo... More »

Risky Business?

Risky Business?
Among the debates that take place between the armchair attorneys who haunt adult webmaster boards, one of the most oft-repeated discussions concerns what seems like a simple enough question on its face: in the U.S. is it legal to shoot adult content outside the state of California? Any such discu... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

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 »

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »
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