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Golden State Jitters: 1

Golden State Jitters: 1
For at least the past 25 years, Southern California has been the adult video production capital of the world. In fact, at one time the San Fernando Valley, affectionately dubbed "Silicone Valley" by many in the industry, accounted for more than 90 percent of the world's professionally produced porn.... More »

Bush Whacked? 2

Bush Whacked? 2
In part one, we began our look at the Bush administration's impact on adult. In this conclusion, we'll examine the Red Rose case and what the future may hold. Red Rose Case Another case that worries civil libertarians in the Bush era is the Red Rose Stories case. In 2005, the FBI raided the offi... More »

Bush Whacked? 1

Bush Whacked? 1
In the U.S., the George W. Bush era has been a time of considerable worry for the adult entertainment industry. President Bush, unlike his Democratic predecessor Bill Clinton, has been on very friendly terms with the Christian Right, and Bush's attorney generals — first John Ashcroft, now Alberto ... More »

Wonderful Warning Pages

Wonderful Warning Pages
One of the most perennial of discussion topics among adult webmasters revolves around the pros and cons of using warning pages; how they impact the flow of traffic to your website, the economic implications of this impact and the various legal "benefits" to be had by their use. Let's take a closer l... More »

Another Look at .XXX

Another Look at .XXX
My first-glance opinion about the recent resurgence of the .XXX sTLD application by ICM Registry is that powerful forces outside of the adult industry have made the decision that they want it to happen and that nothing short of an intervention by equally powerful forces can stop it. After having mad... More »

Paul Cambria: 2

Paul Cambria: 2
In part one, we began our discussion with famed adult lawyer Paul Cambria. In this conclusion, we'll continue with a look at the evolution of juries, obscenity cases and beyond: XBIZ: One thing 1st Amendment attorney Clyde DeWitt has pointed out about the evolution of juries in obscenity cases is... More »

Paul Cambria: 1

Paul Cambria: 1
Paul J. Cambria Jr. has witnessed quite a few changes in the adult entertainment industry over the years. When the famous Buffalo, N.Y.- based attorney (who is a senior partner in the firm of Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll, Salisbury & Cambria, LLP) first met longtime client Larry Flynt in the 1970... More »

Who Owns Your Content?

Who Owns Your Content?
Copyright is an extremely broad subject that could literally require an entire textbook to fully discuss and debate, but taking stock and questioning the very ownership of your content library is crucial. Work-for-hire agreements and how they affect your business — whether you contract for or s... More »

Passing the Torch: 2

Passing the Torch: 2
In part one, we began our look at the midterm elections and the resulting shift in Congressional power to the Democrats. In this conclusion, we'll look at the dilemma over enforcement and election year politics. Enforcement Dilemma? Consequently, because there are both political benefits and ris... More »

Passing the Torch: 1

Passing the Torch: 1
When viewed from a legal perspective, there is no doubt that 2006 has been a tough year for adult entertainment businesses and the cherished free speech rights that protect every American's right to obtain and view sexually expressive materials. It was a year in which the adult entertainment industr... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

How Advertisers Use Your Devices to Sell You Stuff

The paranoia has reached an all-time high. Now some people actually believe that their microwave ovens are spying on them — despite the fact they don’t have any listening devices or cameras.... More »

As Mobile Grows, So Does Need to Push Sales

The number of consumers browsing and buying online will reach 270 million by 2020, driven largely by activity on mobile devices, according to Forrester. Business is booming and the fact that most purchases... More »

With AI, Routine Tasks Start Fading Away

I just turned 42. The list of things I may never do again is growing fast. I no longer dream that I will become an Olympian in any sport except archery or horseback riding. The oldest Olympians in those... More »
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