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A Primer on Partnerships: 1

A Primer on Partnerships: 1
Chemistry. It is either the key to success or the critical element that throws caution to the wind in a relationship. When addressing a business pairing, it can be defined more in terms of cohesiveness and corporate compatibility than just simple basic animal attraction. How does one strike a suc... More »

2257 Inspections

2257 Inspections
On July 24, FBI agents arrived at the Chatsworth, Calif., offices of Diabolic Video to conduct an inspection of the company's 2257 records. Since that time, XBIZ has confirmed three additional inspections under the law. Criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Douglas told XBIZ that this round of inspectio... More »

The New 2257

The New 2257
On July 26, with much media fanfare on the White House lawn, President Bush signed the Adam Walsh Child Protection And Safety Act Of 2006 ("Walsh Act"). On the White House website the law was characterized as strengthening "federal laws to protect our children from sexual and other violent crimes, ... More »

The Danger Zone

The Danger Zone
Recently, XBIZ World asked the industry's top attorneys, "What is the one thing adult webmasters aren't doing to protect themselves?" Here's what they had to say: "The one major thing — among many others — that adult webmasters are not doing to protect themselves is to treat their busines... More »

A Binding Agreement: 2

A Binding Agreement: 2
In part one, we examined some of the basic issues that contracts are designed to address. In this conclusion, we'll look at copyright issues and beyond: On Copyrights Under the copyright laws of the U.S., the photographer and the performers, not you, are the joint owners of the copyrights in the... More »

A Binding Agreement: 1

A Binding Agreement: 1
"Some of the biggest deals in the entertainment business were made with a handshake or negotiated on a cocktail napkin over lunch." While this bit of Hollywood lore is based in fact, what also is true, and is by far much more common, is the fact that some of the biggest, most expensive and most a... More »

Incorporating in Nevada

Incorporating in Nevada
Five years ago, Las Vegas resident John Vanhara was your average Czech expatriate looking to make money on the Internet. Then came the bursting of the dotcom bubble, 9/11 and the subsequent dramatic reshuffling of business plans. "When the Nasdaq went down, I was just thinking, what else can I do... More »

Sex, Lies and Videogames: 2

Sex, Lies and Videogames: 2
In part one, we looked at how "censorship is the bastard child of technology." In this conclusion, we'll take a look at what the future holds: What Does the Future Hold? The losses in court have not dissuaded censorship advocates from encouraging lawmakers to keep trying to pass these laws. For... More »

Sex, Lies and Videogames: 1

Sex, Lies and Videogames: 1
It has been said, "Censorship is the bastard child of technology." Technological advances in video gaming software have created a rapid evolution from 1970's arcade game technology to today's role playing games, featuring an almost life-like level of realism, which mirrors the natural world in all ... More »

Tough Porn Bill Surfaces

Tough Porn Bill Surfaces
If a Utah Congressman has his way, the federal courts would no longer be able to determine whether state anti-pornography laws violate the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On June 6, U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, proposed a new bill, HR 5528, titled the Pornography Jurisdiction Limitatio... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Paysite Meetup: Catching Lightning in a Bottle

We just completed the first XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup in Prague. We caught lightning in a bottle. I first heard that expression from a friend who works in TV. He started in TV in the 1960s selling advertising,... More »

Why a Traffic Network Killed a Popular Offering

Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure... More »

Luring Cam Users With the Right Ad Format

The live cam marketplace is highly competitive filled with big-, medium- and small-sized players. So how do you stand out from the crowd to attract new users or persuade users to come back and spend their... More »
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