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Back to Basics: Model Releases

Back to Basics: Model Releases
There is an almost intuitive knowledge among those members of the adult entertainment community who create images for Internet publication that model releases are necessary for some purpose or another, but there is a great deal of misunderstanding and confusion about what, exactly, model releases ar... More »

Keeping Your 2257 Records Clean

Keeping Your 2257 Records Clean
Model Release? Check! Performer ID’s? Check! 2257 form? Check! Throw them all into a file or load them into a database and your legal tail is covered, right? Unfortunately, XXX law is never that simple, particularly when discussing compliance with the federal regulations applied to highly-regu... More »

I'm a Blogger Now!

I'm a Blogger Now!
It’s only fitting that my first blog post would be about myself.  That may sound a little vain but since you are going to be taking the time to read what I have to say, it’s important for you to understand what I am trying to accomplish with this blog.  First, I should be than... More »

Loss of Pinterest Trademark in the E.U. Holds Lessons for Adult Companies

Loss of Pinterest Trademark in the E.U. Holds Lessons for Adult Companies
Everyone has heard of Pinterest, right? Well who do you think owns the trademark to "Pinterest”? The answer depends upon which country you're in, and it might surprise you. An enterprising company, Premium Interest, that does appear not to do much yet, (except presumably register trademarks b... More »

Industry Outlook: Ask The Lawyers

Industry Outlook: Ask The Lawyers
LAWRENCE G. WALTERS The legal trends we will most likely see in 2014 will focus on the shift in adult entertainment from professional porn stars to webcam models, escorts and amateur models. Professional adult production is subject to a substantial level of legal evaluation, performer STI testing,... More »

2257 Abuse

2257 Abuse
Title 18, U.S.C. Section 2257 (“2257”) has long been a thorn in the side of content producers and webmasters in the adult industry, but now, the controversial statute is being utilized in ways never intended by the drafters of the legislation.  Purportedly created as an ef... More »

Legal Reality: Trademark Basics

Legal Reality: Trademark Basics
We live in the age of information. It is an extraordinary time, unlike all others, where literally billions of people have access to an unprecedented amount and scope of content. Amid it all is a relentless deluge of advertising information that has challenged sellers of goods and services like neve... More »

Censorship in the UK

Censorship in the UK
Regulators in the UK are creating an unprecedented wave of censorship that not only pushes for filters at the ISP level, but also criminal prosecution for consumers of what government officials consider “extreme porn.”  I have had the pleasure to work with a group of a... More »

2257 Compliance?

2257 Compliance?
Our firm’s approach to adult entertainment law has always included the use of technology in conjunction with legal advice. So, years ago, when Congress passed the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) requiring that all adult websites incorporate some form of user age verification, we created the... More »

FSC 2013: A Very Busy Year!

FSC 2013: A Very Busy Year!
As 2013 closes and we look forward to a new year, I wanted to thank all of our members for their generosity and support. I would like to thank the members of our Board of directors for the countless volunteer hours and their tireless commitment. Finally, I would like to share just some of the projec... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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