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Monkey Boys

Monkey Boys
For the legitimate operator in our industry, there's no greater threat than that posed from within, by the misguided, or worse yet, uncaring, actions of the monkey boy... "Laugh while you can, monkey-boy!" The memorable quote by "Lord John Whorfin" in the 1984 sci-fi movie cult classic "Buckaroo ... More »

18 USC 2257 Compliance

18 USC 2257 Compliance
In an era where everyone in the industry seems to agree that we are increasingly coming "under the gun," it is amazing that so many adult Webmasters remain seemingly oblivious, ignorant and uncaring of the consequences of not complying with federal record keeping requirements. While the Departme... More »

Supreme Court Denies COPA

Supreme Court Denies COPA
The United States Supreme Court today decided one of the last controversial cases left this term: Ashcroft v. ACLU, Case # 03-218, involving the issue of online age verification. In a stunning victory for Free Speech advocates, the High Court, in a 5/4 decision, upheld the preliminary injunction ag... More »

Legal Update: June, 2004: 2

Legal Update: June, 2004: 2
In the conclusion of this month's Adult Industry Update, noted first amendment attorney Larry Walters takes a look at civil liberties, Internet wiretapping, video voyeurism, and other important issues facing adult Webmasters today... Trading Rights for Security After the 9-11 terrorist attacks,... More »

Legal Update: June, 2004: 1

Legal Update: June, 2004: 1
In the first installment of this month's Adult Industry Update, noted first amendment attorney Larry Walters takes a look at news from the Department of Justice, the regulation of content production in California, the latest obscenity prosecutions, and other important issues facing adult Webmasters ... More »

Can You Spam Under the CAN-SPAM Act?

Can You Spam Under the CAN-SPAM Act?
After years of trying to pass uniform spam regulations without success, the United States Congress finally passed the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (“CAN-SPAM”), which requires e-mail marketers, amongst other things, to accurately identify themselves and ... More »

A Call to Attorney General Ashcroft

A Call to Attorney General Ashcroft
A Call To Attorney General Ashcroft To Prosecute The Creators And Distributors Of The Iraqi Prisoner Sex Images Under United States Pornography Laws The War On Terror is the Third World War. It is civilization vs. barbarism. It is a war we must win. This is because, in a short few years biotec... More »

The 1st Amendment and Webmaster Responsibility

The 1st Amendment and Webmaster Responsibility
Editor's Note: With a constant flow of breaking news, moneymaking articles and thoughtful message board posts, XBiz offers so much content that it's easy to miss important, relevant information and discussions. Here's a recent edition of "The Pit," where Vendzilla discusses your responsibility conc... More »

Porn & Privacy

Porn & Privacy
Whether it’s a revelation about a porn star’s HIV status, a government debate about what you can enjoy, or Larry Flynt on National Public Radio, the issue of “privacy” is in the headlines – and in my home... An Unexpected Announcement A firestorm has hit the adult industry this week an... More »

Legal Issues Associated With Online Pharmacies: Part 2

Legal Issues Associated With Online Pharmacies: Part 2
In our first installment, we looked at the legality of selling drugs online, problems associated with online pharmacies, the impact of anti-spam legislation, and more. In today's conclusion, we'll examine the legal issues surrounding advertising online pharmacies and the future of this business mode... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
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