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FSC Statement on Possible Syphilis Case

FSC Statement on Possible Syphilis Case
In response to media reports of a possible incidence of a positive syphilis test being returned for an adult performer, FSC (which operates APHSS.org) has released the following statement: “FSC wishes to address rumors of a syphilis ‘outbreak’ in the adult industry. ... More »

Member Spotlight: Pipedream’s Nick Orlandino

Member Spotlight: Pipedream’s Nick Orlandino
Every week, FSC members are asked to answer a few questions for the FSC’s X-Press newsletter Member Spotlight. This new feature helps you get to know your colleagues better, as well as their perspectives on the industry. In the spotlight this week, Pipedream Products CEO Nick Or... More »

Criminalizing Online Innovation: State Attorneys General Seek to Amend Section 230

Criminalizing Online Innovation: State Attorneys General Seek to Amend Section 230
Deceptively invoking the ‘save the children’ mantra yet again, State AG’s are reigniting the battle against online escort advertising websites, this time calling on Congress to amend one of the Internet’s few statutory guardians: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.... More »

Porn Star Bowling Event a Great Success

Porn Star Bowling Event a Great Success
The Porn Star Bowling fundraiser on Sunday night was a great success, drawing upwards of 300 adult industry members and fans together for an evening of fun. Co-hosted by the Licensed Adult Talent Agents Trade Association (LATATA) and Free Speech Coalition (FSC), both organizations bene... More »

Reversing 2257 Ruling Will Be Uphill Battle

Reversing 2257 Ruling Will Be Uphill Battle
On July 18, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Baylson issued his ruling in Free Speech Coalition vs. Holder, the lawsuit that pitted Free Speech Coalition and fifteen other plaintiffs against the Justice Department over the constitutionality of the federal recordkeeping and labeling laws (18 U.S.C. ... More »

Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser Nearly Two-Thirds Sold Out, Adds Sponsors, Talent

Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser Nearly Two-Thirds Sold Out, Adds Sponsors, Talent
The Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser scheduled for July 28 is nearly two-thirds sold out. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and LATATA, with dozens of industry performers and companies taking part in a night of tournament-style bowling fun. Evil Angel ... More »

Global Freezing: Issue of Disgorgement

Global Freezing: Issue of Disgorgement
By now, everyone remotely engaged in the adult entertainment industry is aware of the devastating toll digital piracy has extracted on copyright holders. Evidence suggests that piracy has disproportionally affected the adult film industry. Adult content producers, unlike their mainstream counter par... More »

Getting All the Rights

Getting All the Rights
Most producers know that the acquisition of appropriate rights and permissions from performers is a necessary part of the content production process. Many producers are not aware, however, that there are often many other parties that may possess intellectual property rights that may be infringed in ... More »

Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser Adds Sponsors, Models

Porn Star Bowling Fundraiser Adds Sponsors, Models
The Porn Star Bowling fundraiser to be held July 28, at Corbin Bowl in Tarzana, CA, has added an impressive number of models to the guest list, as well as some of the adult industry’s best known companies as sponsors for the night’s festivities. In addition, $20 admission ... More »

Trending Legal Issues With Dating Sites

Trending Legal Issues With Dating Sites
While modern adult content producers struggle with issues like piracy and waning profitability, the online dating market continues to grow in popularity. Although the business model has been around for years, widespread accessibility to webcams and high speed broadband connections has allowed dating... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Boundaries of Language in Advertising

The second of two parts on Peru. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s August issue. “While planning our trip we worried about the obvious risks — altitude sickness, food and water.... More »

Witnessing a New Dawn in Adult?

Last month I was asked by XBIZ to provide a short blurb for a magazine feature that asked the question: “What will the paysite market look like five years from now?” What I said was, “I’m... More »

See Bigger Picture, Participate and Stand United

Anyone who’s worked in the adult industry in the past five years knows the challenges we’ve faced. Some people have even questioned staying in the business. After all, between cheap content,... More »
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