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Shooting Your Own Content?

Shooting Your Own Content?
Today, more adult Internet companies are shooting their own content than ever before. Online businesses that have previously only purchased photographs and video are now beginning to create their own content or enter into joint ventures with existing producers. This trend is even more pronounced fo... More »

Child Porn Affiliate Scams

Child Porn Affiliate Scams
While the last thing on many adult business owners' minds is what their affiliate sites are up to, child pornography reports have risen sharply over the last few years and sources battling the epidemic say that many offenders are operating under the guise of a common affiliate scam that made headli... More »

Banning Sales of Sex Toys

Banning Sales of Sex Toys
In February, Alabama's controversial ban on sex toy sales went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which — much to the disappointment of sex toy providers — refused to examine the constitutionality of the ban. Under an Alabama law passed in 1998, selling a dildo or vibrator in that state can... More »

Celebrity Image Legal Risks

Celebrity Image Legal Risks
The use of celebrity images on websites has enormous appeal. The instant name recognition and accompanying barrage of associated media has the potential to dramatically increase traffic not only to the celebrity content but to collateral site content as well. However, the use of celebrity ima... More »

Surviving Porn Wars

Surviving Porn Wars
In part one we examined some of the reasons for concern over the publication of adult content. Today we'll look at ways of making yourself a "hardened target" that is less susceptible to prosecution. Borrowing from nature's example, one intelligent strategy for increasing the likelihood that your... More »

Surviving Porn Battles

Surviving Porn Battles
When I sat down to write this article, I had just returned from the Phoenix Forum, where I was one of the participants on the Legal Update panel. Judging from the questions directed at the panel and my discussions with webmasters throughout the event, it became clear to me that there is a growing se... More »

Hidden Dangers

Hidden Dangers
Earlier this week, XBiz News reported that "Obscenity Prosecution News, a publication edited by federal prosecutor Bruce Taylor, has released its Spring 2005 issue, featuring the Department of Justice's take on the war on pornography." The full document may be seen here and I encourage all of yo... More »

Portland's Porn Rag War

Portland's Porn Rag War
Portland, Ore., is by no means a major American metropolis. The only time the city makes national headlines is for white-trash embarrassments such as Tonya Harding and skinhead hate crimes. And yet, for unknown reasons, the city hosts more strip clubs per capita than anywhere on Earth. Up here i... More »

The Three R's

The Three R's
No, I'm not talking about "Reading, 'Righting and 'Rithmetic" – but about "Reputation, Repentance and Responsibility." Unless you've been hiding in a cave somewhere, or have just joined the industry yesterday, you know that Deerfield Beach, Florida-based Internet Payment Processing Provider (IP... More »

A Verification Alternative

A Verification Alternative
On July 3, 1995, a Time magazine cover featured a green-faced boy, eyes agog, staring at a computer screen with a huge caption that blared, "On a Screen Near You: Cyberporn." The article caused an instant uproar across the country, but nowhere was the reaction more intense than in Washington. Sen... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Kate Hodgson-Egan

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »

Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., as an only child, Moe Levy learned to become business savvy at an early age from his parents. Even more importantly, Levy says his parents instilled in him their people-oriented... More »

AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth

The AWSummit has quickly made its mark and has become a top draw for chat hosts, studios and cam sites from all over the world. Founded by CEO Alexandru Gheorghe just two years ago, the cam-centric AW... More »
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