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VISA Regulations: Unfair?

VISA Regulations: Unfair?
Recently, Visa passed regulations that hold Sponsors accountable for the actions of their webmasters. In viewing responses on the issue, the opinion is largely negative with Sponsors feeling this is totally unfair and unreasonable. Their feeling is understandable, but is this latest action really ... More »

Immitation is the Best Form of Flattery

Immitation is the Best Form of Flattery
Using professionally designed Web page templates can kick-start the design process, saving you both time and money. If you've never used templates before, then read this guide – it will provide a great introduction... So you’ve been scouring the Net searching your competitor’s websites to ... 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 »

The 1% Conspiracy

The 1% Conspiracy
On October 1st, VISA’s new regulations limiting credit card charge backs to 1% of a merchant’s transactions went into effect – a move with consequences for all pay site owners. While most operators have considered charge back reduction steps to ensure their compliance with these latest VISA re... 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 »

Porn Today: Is It Worth It? Part 2

Porn Today: Is It Worth It? Part 2
In the first part of this two part series, I told you that I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the online adult industry – where it’s been, where it is, and where it’s now headed – and an ongoing onslaught of legal perils is not the only hurdle aspiring Net porn mongers face these days... More »

Porn Today: Is It Worth It? Part 1

Porn Today: Is It Worth It? Part 1
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the online adult industry – where it’s been, where it is, and where it’s headed. The broad market trend, current events, and a few really insightful comments have left me wondering if it’s all worthwhile. If you’re just starting out in this ... More »

Is The Sky Falling? Part 2

Is The Sky Falling? Part 2
After a long and tedious few months of speculation, rumors and facts being presented to those of us in the adult industry working on AEN (formerly known as AVS) sites, it seems that VISA has put a strain on AEN companies to start re-working and renaming their sites to fall under the 'Adult Entertain... More »

AVS - Is The Sky Falling?

AVS - Is The Sky Falling?
With the recent announcement from several of the large AVS systems, including Free Age Card, Sex Key, and Gay Passport (plus speculation on and off the forums stating that Mass Pass was also aware of this happening) that they will no longer allow webmasters to use the terms “AVS, Adult Verificatio... More »

Why VISA/MC Drives Me Nuts!

Why VISA/MC Drives Me Nuts!
Tired of being manipulated, penalized, and discriminated against by the major credit card companies simply because you are an online merchant - and worse yet - in the porn business? Well, so is Doug, and if you’re like him, you’re shaking your head and wondering why… I think at this point t... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Cam World: A Good Grind Reaps Riches

For years, webcam modeling was taboo and considered by many as a dirty and raunchy activity. However, in today’s economy, webcam jobs are being accepted more and more by everyone across the globe.... More »

Cam World: Beauty on Point — Models Talk Tradecraft

Cam girls are the girls that are always on point — with the perfect make-up and perfect skin, the shiny hair and long nails. Given their expertise, I asked some of the girls from Studio 20 if they... More »

Cam World: Camming and Toys Go Hand in Hand

There is nothing more satisfying than pleasure, especially if it is sexual. The size or the presentation of the stimulus does not matter if the sensations and tension the body receives transform the way... More »
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