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Commentary For Congress

Commentary For Congress
Editor's note: The following is the Written Testimony of Lawrence G. Walters and Marc J. Randazza, of Weston, Garrou, DeWitt & Walters, submitted to the Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights of the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate on March 16, 2005, as comme... More »

Obscenity Basics: Part 2

Obscenity Basics: Part 2
Editor's note: In this series' first part, we were introduced to US federal obscenity laws and their application to distributors of explicit depictions of hardcore sexual activity. Today we'll examine what obscenity is, and issues of compliance: What Is Obscenity? So what is obscenity? Simply pu... More »

Obscenity Basics: Part 1

Obscenity Basics: Part 1
If you distribute explicit depictions of hardcore sexual activity, via the Internet or otherwise, you are subject to the federal obscenity laws. These are serious criminal laws. They are federal felonies that carry substantial penalties for their violation, including lengthy prison terms, fines and ... More »

Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows
When John Lawrence and Tyron Garner were having a drink at Lawrence's Houston apartment on Sept. 17, 1998, and decided to move the party into the bedroom, they had no idea that their passion might be setting a precedent for the rights of adult content producers a scant six years later. When Harris ... More »

The War On Adult?

The War On Adult?
On Dec. 1 in Washington, former CIA Director George Tenet addressed an information-system security conference, warning that al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations could use the Internet to carry out cyber attacks against the United States and calling for greater Internet governance. Tenet as... More »

The Ultimate Attack?

The Ultimate Attack?
Like it or not, the participants in, and consumers of, our industry are reviled, and looked down upon by the mainstream world, including by those who partake of our wares and services. This is never more apparent than when one party wishes to launch a personal attack on another: rarely is a better v... More »

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property
Editor's note: Whether it's the pilfering of photo and or video content, entire websites or business practices, the online world, both mainstream and adult, is rife with issues of intellectual property infringement. As some of the basic factors involved are often the subject of confusion, I present ... More »

Constitutional Obscenity?

Constitutional Obscenity?
In a few short hours, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights will hold a hearing in Washington, DC on "Obscenity Prosecution and the Constitution" – a hearing which will only hear one side of the debate... As previously reported by ... More »

A Look At Worker Status

A Look At Worker Status
The adult entertainment industry is one that — often quite literally — is built on the backs of independent contractors, a transient labor force that trades the legal protections of full employment for flexible hours and ready cash. The arrangement works to the advantage of adult business ow... More »

Bush: What Adult Can Expect

Bush: What Adult Can Expect
Needless to say, there is great concern and apprehension among webmasters and others about what another four years of the Bush Administration might mean for the adult entertainment business. While no one can predict with certainty what Bush II will bring, I believe that last November's "values drive... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

NMG’s Megan Stokes Helps Brands Find New Revenue

NMG Management, which helps adult companies find new ways to increase revenue and brand exposure, has some of the industry’s most prominent studios listed as clients. From MetArt to Holly Randall... More »

Cam World: Chaturbate’s Ramona Flour Cultivates Community

Wreathed in a scarlet mane of silky flames, Ramona Flour is a mesmerizing Renaissance woman, her painterly figure gorgeously inked and her savvy intellect sharpened to a witty edge. Artistry pours forth... More »

Cam World: TheaForYou Hypnotizes Audiences on Stripchat

TheaForYou is an exotic mirage of heavenly dreams, dancing through streaming lights whenever she graces the web-cam on Stripchat. Shimmering golden hair crowns her adorable eyes like solar rays spun from... More »
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