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Porn & Employee's Rights: 1

Porn & Employee's Rights: 1
Imagine showing up for your day job one Friday afternoon and being summoned by your boss for a "chat." When you arrive at his or her office, you are handed a stack of pictures of you downloaded from the adult Website that nobody was supposed to know about. Your employer then hands you a pink slip,... More »

Dealing With Acacia

Dealing With Acacia
I haven’t been served with the infamous “Acacia Packet” – nor have I even seen it; but given all of the rants and raves I’ve read on the various Webmaster message boards, a few things have occurred to me, which I would like to share with you all. Patent enforcement and licensing is as o... More »

Mo' Patents, Mo' Money!

Mo' Patents, Mo' Money!
As you can tell by reading the news and this website, there is a new way to make money. Forget about making a product that people will buy and use. Forget about inventing gadgets and devices that cause consumers to flock to you. Forget about starting a dot-com business and trying to be execute a bus... More »

An Obscenity Prosecution: Part 2

An Obscenity Prosecution: Part 2
At this point, the Robinsons realized that they were in over their head, and needed an experienced First Amendment attorney to defend their interests. This author was proud to assist in representing Tammy and Herbert Robinson throughout all stages of this nightmare. Interestingly, another amate... More »

An Obscenity Prosecution: Part 1

An Obscenity Prosecution: Part 1
Sometimes, in order to see where you are going, you have to look at where you have been. History can often be the best predictor of the future, particularly in law enforcement matters. Given the promised wave of obscenity prosecutions to be brought by the Justice Department against adult webmasters... More »

The Acacia Issue: A Look At The Options

The Acacia Issue: A Look At The Options
Recently, Acacia Media Technologies Corporation, (“Acacia”), sent a round of letters directed to those in the adult Internet industry who have provided “access” to Websites allegedly violating their patent claims by streaming video. Most of these new targets fall into the category of affili... More »

VeriSign Faces the Heat

VeriSign Faces the Heat
Optima Technology, a software and services provider, has petitioned the SEC to investigate VeriSign-Network Solutions, and to begin governmental oversight of the now troubled domain name registrar. What impact this move will have on Webmasters remains unclear, but VeriSign-Network Solutions are incr... More »

New Limits of Liability: 1

New Limits of Liability: 1
Adult Webmasters are finding themselves in the midst of a challenging and ever-changing playing field, where competition increases with every change of the rules. Business and marketing plans need to be revised on an ongoing basis, all in an effort to cope with the seen – and unforeseen factors af... More »

Danger Rising - Time to Take Action

Danger Rising - Time to Take Action
The US Department of Justice has launched a dangerous attack on all adult webmasters, not just extreme ones. This article offers a couple of ideas on how we can fight back. In XBiz News 9/25/03 Editor in Chief Stephen Yagielowicz reports DOJ lawyers are preparing the next wave of assaults - 49 mo... More »

Guilt By Association

Guilt By Association
This Legal Update will not be the usual collection of interesting news stories and legal tidbits. The current prosecution of Extreme Associates and the industry’s response thereto is and must be the single most important issue for adult webmasters to consider presently. That issue therefore will... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
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