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August Legal Update: 2

August Legal Update: 2
This month's legal update by attorney Lawrence G. Walters, Esq., examines several recent concerns over the legal issues surrounding adult sites. Here's the latest information that you need to know in order to protect yourself and your business… Legislative Update Yet another anti-erotica bill ... More »

August Legal Update: 1

August Legal Update: 1
This month's legal update by attorney Lawrence G. Walters, Esq., examines several recent concerns over the legal issues surrounding adult sites. Here's the latest information that you need to know in order to protect yourself and your business... Extreme Indictment The adult Internet industry ... More »

Fighting the Acacia Patents: 2

Fighting the Acacia Patents: 2
In Part 1 of this article, Brandon examined the fundamental issues behind Acacia’s patent claims, and how they affect our industry. But is there nothing at all that adult Webmasters can do to fight Acacia’s patent claims? Or should we all just pull out our checkbooks? Read on… The companie... More »

Fighting the Acacia Patents: 1

Fighting the Acacia Patents: 1
In a recent AVN poll, 80% of the responding webmasters don’t care or even know about the Acacia patent issue. For those of you that have not been following the online news or the various industry message boards, I will present a summary of the issues and some possible actions. Acacia Research C... More »

The Right Docs For You

The Right Docs For You
For those couples who are creating amateur porn together, having 2257 documents that are specific for your needs, as well as valid model releases and mutual content licenses is vital. Without them, you could face fines and prison - or an end to your business should your relationship ever end. At ... More »

Guilt By Association

Guilt By Association
Touted as the first federal obscenity case directly dealing with the World Wide Web, the United States vs. Extreme Associates is poised to be a precedent setting, landmark case. For many adult Webmasters, “choosing sides” is a simple enough task – after all, it’s ‘us against them’ – is... More »

Keeping Children Away From Adult Material

Keeping Children Away From Adult Material
Now that the Child Online Protection Act (“COPA”) has been declared unconstitutional again by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, it is time to revisit the issue of age verification, children, and adult materials. While no self-respecting adult webmaster would argue that children should have a ... More »

Adult Legal Update 2

Adult Legal Update 2
This month's legal update by attorney Lawrence G. Walters, Esq., examines several recent concerns over the legal issues surrounding adult sites. Here's the latest information that you need to know in order to protect yourself and your business... Obscenity Update “Today’s Internet is overwhe... More »

Adult Legal Update 1

Adult Legal Update 1
This month's legal update by attorney Lawrence G. Walters, Esq., examines several recent concerns over the legal issues surrounding adult sites. Here's the latest information that you need to know in order to protect yourself and your business... Supreme Court Update With the balance of the Supr... More »

Adult Legal Update 2

Adult Legal Update 2
This month's legal update by attorney Lawrence G. Walters, Esq., examines several recent concerns over the legal issues surrounding adult sites. Here's Part 2 of the latest information that you need to know in order to protect yourself and your business... Spam Update Federal lawmakers are conti... 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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