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Money Management

Money Management
The story has been told many times before. A top-name celebrity or professional athlete comes to the end of what was a very lucrative career — years of receiving multimillion-dollar salaries, extravagant gifts and a jet-setter's lifestyle — only to discover that they're broke. How did this happ... More »

Adult Retail in Georgia

Adult Retail in Georgia
In Georgia, the state Legislature has been considering a bill that could — if it is passed and becomes law — make it considerably more expensive for video retailers to sell or rent adult titles in that Southern state. Under Georgia House Bill 1553, which was introduced earlier this year, any st... More »

Hardcore Content: 2

Hardcore Content: 2
In part one, we'll look at hardcore content, the definition of obscenity and the Miller test. In this conculsion, we'll look at Internet issues, self-censorship and beyond. Internet Issues Unlike a magazine or video, the infinite nature of works displayed on the Internet — with capabilities fo... More »

Hardcore Content: 1

Hardcore Content: 1
Hardcore content. It’s not hard to find, if you know where to look. Websites like CumFarters. com or PornJackass.com feature some of the most extreme hardcore content available online. At CockBrutality.com, the words “gaping,” “pissing” and “choking” often appear. On Khan Tusion’s... More »

Looking After Adult Talent

Looking After Adult Talent
Compare a porn star to a professional athlete. Both must possess certain physical attributes and skills. Both are employed in physically demanding jobs that require good conditioning, and at times the “players” are at risk for chronic injuries. Both can be relatively short-lived careers, and bot... More »

Adult Mobile and the Law: 2

Adult Mobile and the Law: 2
In part one, we looked at the increasing memory and bandwidth capabilities of mobile devices and their applicability as an adult content distribution platform. In this conclusion, we'll examine the law, the cellular providers and issues to consider when negotiating your agreement. Know the Law M... More »

Adult Mobile and the Law: 1

Adult Mobile and the Law: 1
In the May 2005 issue of XBIZ World, I addressed the newly emerging mobile content distribution platform and its implications for the adult entertainment business. What has happened since then is truly remarkable. In less than a year, the display of adult content on mobile devices has gone from a co... More »

Adult Ads on the Airwaves

Adult Ads on the Airwaves
Because of its reach and cost-effectiveness, radio advertising usually is the first step up from the print medium for adult-business advertisers. But is mainstream radio truly open to adult advertising? And what can adult industry advertisers really expect from radio today? Debra Peterson, marketin... More »

A .XXX Perspective

A .XXX Perspective
I really care about this industry and a lot of the people in it. We got lucky today, nothing more and nothing less. If anyone thinks ICANN spared the "poor pornographers" I would seriously reconsider that thought. They are a business too, and .xxx stood to put an ass load of money in their pockets. ... More »

May Law Beat: 2

May Law Beat: 2
In part one we looked at Google, Perfect 10, the concept of fair use and beyond. In this conclusion, we'll examine producer's rights and explore the Perfect 10 case and the government's pursuit of Google more thoroughly. Producer's Rights Consequently, if you are a content producer, you may want... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017

When adult e-commerce was exploding in popularity in the 2000s, some tech writers predicted that brick-and-mortar adult stores would be meeting their demise. But those obituaries were premature. E-commerce,... More »

2017 Outlook: Viewpoints of Top Industry Trends

Executives from the leading businesses of the online adult entertainment industry recently weighed in the question, “What do you see as the likely top trends that will influence the industry?”... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »
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