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"We Have A Warrant"

"We Have A Warrant"
Many business owners in the adult industry are familiar with the imminent threat of having their offices raided by the feds. However, few know what to expect when they actually come knocking and haul away servers, files, DVDs and personal records for the purposes of investigation. While a searc... More »

Copyright Basics: 2

Copyright Basics: 2
In part one we looked at copyrights as property and the six separate rights granted to copyright owners. In today's conclusion, we'll examine copyright enforcement, statutory damages and beyond: Enforcement Until relatively recently, adult entertainment companies, with the exception of Playboy a... More »

Copyright Basics: 1

Copyright Basics: 1
Throughout the summer, the adult entertainment business and its attorneys have been understandably focused on a number of criminal laws directly targeting the industry. For some, all the scary legal news has been a bit overwhelming. Consequently, for the first time in several months, this column ... More »

The U.K.'s R18 Rating

The U.K.'s R18 Rating
Great Britain has a long history of erotic expression — from the Skin Two Rubber Ball (one of the world's largest S&M/fetish gatherings) to London's notoriously decadent Hellfire Club of the 18th century to the dominatrix-like attire that actress Diana Rigg often favored when she portrayed sexy sp... More »

Unsolicited Bulk Email

Unsolicited Bulk Email
What is spam? We all know what spam is when we are on the receiving end. Every day most of us delete endless meaningless emails from sources we don't know or care about. So is that what spam really is? Unsolicited bulk email? Even the term "unsolicited" is vague. And where does the adult webmaste... More »

The Balancing Act: 1

The Balancing Act: 1
These are perilous times for legitimate adult web operators as they try to understand and manage the huge array of new regulations as well as the hostile political environment they now find surrounding their livelihood. Massive changes are often wrought with unplanned work, procedural uncertainty, a... More »

Legal Beat: October, 2005

Legal Beat: October, 2005
On Aug. 2 at U.S. District Court in Denver, Judge Walker D. Miller heard oral arguments regarding plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction in the case of Free Speech Coalition vs. Gonzales. The lawsuit seeks to restrain government enforcement of the "2257 regulations" set forth at 18 U.S.C. ... More »

Your Permanent Record

Your Permanent Record
On April 27, representatives of the Justice Department met privately with employees of various Internet service providers and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at the Holiday Inn Select in Alexandria, Va., where they discussed the possibility of mandatory data retention being im... More »

Commentary on 2257

Commentary on 2257
Listening to the Justice Department's lawyers arguing their side of the 2257 case in Denver, I was reminded of the old joke about the man who lost the dollar bill on 3rd Street, but is looking for it on 4th Street. Why does he look on 4th Street? Because the light is better there! That might once ha... More »

The "3 Rs" of Online Adult

The "3 Rs" of Online Adult
With the online adult industry receiving ever-increasing scrutiny and legislators at all levels of government pushing for greater regulation of our sector, voices of concern are ringing out from throughout the adult business community. Business owners, webmasters, attorneys and performers all have ... 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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