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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. Â... 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 »

An Extreme Appeal

An Extreme Appeal
For the first time in generations, there is a realistic possibility that there will be an end to obscenity prosecutions in this country. Pending before the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the government's appeal of the dismissal of the federal obscenity indictment against Extreme Associates.... More »

Regarding: .XXX TLD

Regarding: .XXX TLD
Editor's note: The following is a letter sent by noted adult industry attorneys J. D. Obenberger and Reed Lee to ICANN, outlining some of the reasons that the "dot xxx" TLD should not be adopted. A well thought out, logical and eloquent statement, I present it for your consideration: We are Free ... More »

The Silver Lining?

The Silver Lining?
With all of the industry outcry and vociferous objections to the recently-amended Section 2257 regulations, many in the industry have failed to recognize that this otherwise burdensome legislation may have some unintended positive effects. While the entire statute may be unconstitutional, and the c... More »

2257: A Temporary Truce: 2

2257: A Temporary Truce: 2
In part one we looked at what's next in regards to 2257 and how the FSC still needs your support. Now we'll look at "the 11th Commandment," and the dangers of "colorful" language: The 11th Commandment In last month's column, I made reference to one of my adult business maxims I share with all my... More »

2257: A Temporary Truce: 1

2257: A Temporary Truce: 1
On June 23, the Free Speech Coalition and the other plaintiffs in the case of Free Speech Coalition et al. vs. Alberto Gonzales won the first skirmish of the 2257 wars. The victory provided a temporary, but effective, 2257 "enforcement shield" to members of the FSC in good standing as of June 25. ... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Sex Toy Manufacturers Offer Predictions for 2017

In 2016, it was evident that the sex toys/pleasure products sector of the adult industry was thriving when Forbes Magazine quoted CalExotics President Susan Colvin as saying that it now “stands as... More »

Execs of 2016: Online Industry Businessmen Reveal Market Drivers

XBIZ World is pleased to present “Execs of 2016: The Year in Review” — a special showcase of the thoughts and strategies of 2016’s most influential and motivational leaders as they... More »

Execs of 2016: Online Industry Businesswomen Reveal Market Drivers

XBIZ World is pleased to present “Execs of 2016: The Year in Review” — a special showcase of the thoughts and strategies of 2016’s most influential and motivational leaders as they... More »
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