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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 »

Coping With Copyrights: 2

Coping With Copyrights: 2
This article is the second in a multipart series of articles addressing what a webmaster should know about copyrights and copyright law. In last month's article, I discussed the very basics of copyrights, including the purpose of copyrights and the broad range of works that are protected by the copy... More »

A Proliferation Of Patents

A Proliferation Of Patents
Any adult webmaster that has multimedia on their website by now should have heard about Acacia Research and its Digital Media Transmission patents that claim ownership of the audio and video downloading and streaming process from a server. Acacia was the first company to enter into the adult space ... More »

November Legal Update: 2

November Legal Update: 2
In the conclusion of November's Legal Update, noted First Amendment attorney Larry Walters takes a look at the new US Attorney General, the status of 2257, and provides us with a look at current obscenity prosecutions: Ashcroft Out, Gonzales In As Bush's Cabinet departed in droves recently, the ... More »

November Legal Update: 1

November Legal Update: 1
The fundamentalist extremists did not waste any time in pushing their agenda after the re-election of George W. Bush to a second term as President of the United States. In less than 10 days (and with little notice to anyone), they started holding Senate hearings on how adult materials forever chang... More »

An Interview With Lensman: Part 2

An Interview With Lensman: Part 2
In continuing conversations with Lori Z from XBiz, Lensman talks about his business expansions, his views on the 1 percent chargebacks, the hot topic of Acacia, what's in store for the future, and why he feels content is key. VIDEO: Part IISponsored By... More »

2257 Regulations Update

2257 Regulations Update
In June, 2004 the US Department of Justice published a comprehensive proposal for the amendment of the regulations implementing Section 2257; These regulations paid special attention to the Adult Internet. The proposal was open for comments from the public until August 24, 2004 under the informal ru... More »

Coping With Copyrights

Coping With Copyrights
Ever since the Justice Department proposed revisions to the federal record-keeping and labeling regulations, my office has been deluged with inquiries from concerned webmasters, content producers, performers, payment processors and others across the broad spectrum of the adult entertainment industry... More »

Another Look At .XXX

Another Look At .XXX
The much-debated .XXX top-level domain has found patronage within the adult-industry camp, as well as on Capitol Hill. Supporters rally behind the idea that an adult-specific extension would provide access only to those who wished to visit. Detractors counter that this type of treatment would cr... More »

Protecting Your Content

Protecting Your Content
I believe that if someone pulls an image off of your server, plants it on his, and then displays it, that he is breaking the law. But if a user posts the URL to your image in a chat room, USENET Group or BBS of some sort, it is the webmaster of the content that is at fault. You are in control of... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »

Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »

Mainstreaming of BDSM Broadens Category, Consumer Reach

It’s been just more than 30 years since Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lit the silver screen on fire in “9 ½ Weeks” with the film’s underlying themes of BDSM. And more than... More »
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