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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 »

An Extreme Decision

An Extreme Decision
All ten criminal obscenity-related charges against Extreme Associates were dismissed on January 20, 2005, by United States District Judge Gary L. Lancaster on constitutional grounds. In his decision, Judge Lancaster determined that: 1) there are fundamental rights to Liberty and Privacy held by p... More »

Celebrity Sex Tapes, Part 2

Celebrity Sex Tapes, Part 2
In this article's conclusion, we'll take a look at building traffic through celebrity content and the Flynt connection: Building Traffic While it was an extremely difficult task to not defame either party and to stick to the facts legally, I set out to do my best to plug Sexbrat's URL as many ti... More »

Celebrity Sex Tapes, Part 1

Celebrity Sex Tapes, Part 1
Many people are talking about celebrity sex tapes these days as the newest "micro-niche" to hit the web since the concept of the reality site a few years ago. What most celebrities and webmasters once considered "taboo" has now become the hottest real estate property on the web. But there are many f... More »

Bush's Second Term

Bush's Second Term
President Bush's tight victory on Nov. 2 is likely a harbinger of some very tough times ahead for the adult entertainment industry, and in particular adult companies. That's because, many legal experts say, the Bush administration has been waiting until its second term to commence a widespread ideol... More »

A Debate Over Barebacking

A Debate Over Barebacking
Mentioning the term "barebacking" at any gay webmaster gathering is sure to spark a heated debate, but despite the controversy the niche continues to thrive within the gay market. At the heart of the bareback — or sex without condoms — issue is the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transm... More »

Online Dating Site Laws: 2

Online Dating Site Laws: 2
Editor's note: In Part 1, noted First Amendment attorney Larry Walters began the following checklist as a starting point for legal compliance pertaining to the operation of an online dating site, which we now finish in this series' conclusion... Promotional Liability The Federal Trade Commission... More »

Online Dating Site Laws: 1

Online Dating Site Laws: 1
The following checklist is intended as a starting point for legal compliance pertaining to the operation of an online dating site. This checklist is not intended to substitute for competent legal advice, and the operator is strongly encouraged to consult with the site's business attorney when utiliz... More »

Video Games Go Hardcore

Video Games Go Hardcore
Editor's Note: Among the many confluences of technology underway, one that offers an intriguing appeal is the merging of adult entertainment with immersive video game technology. While still in its infancy, such hybrid offerings illustrate not only the maturation of the gaming marketplace, but of v... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »

Technological Advances Typically Meet Wall of Resistance

Our lives have changed immeasurably in the past 100 years. Think of the wealthiest, most powerful person 100 years ago. It was probably John D. Rockefeller. In inflation-adjusted terms he is the wealthiest... More »
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