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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Selling Bareback Movies?

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Selling Bareback Movies?
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) since 2009, has waged a campaign against adult industry production companies in an effort to legislate mandatory condom use on adult production sets. Imagine our surprise when this story appeared on gay industry blog TheSword.com yesterday, alleging that an AH... More »

Here’s Some of What FSC Offers to Members

Here’s Some of What FSC Offers to Members
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) is the trade association for the adult entertainment industry. Our mission is to lead, protect and support the growth and development of the adult entertainment community. As such we are often the watchdog for the industry, on the forefront of protecting the industry thro... More »

How to Make Social Networking “Work” for You!

How to Make Social Networking “Work” for You!
It seems that everyone is a twitter about – well, Twitter... and Facebook; still some on MySpace and all the other top social media hotspots. It seems as if everyone has a Facebook page and a Twitter account, so of course your business should have one too. But there’s a big difference be... More »

Sponsored Links Ignored - UserCentric Study

Sponsored Links Ignored - UserCentric Study
Recent algo changes by Google, news of the JC Penny penalty and attempts by all of the search engines to hamper SEO efforts have combined to put pressure on decision-makers designed to make 'sponsored links' seem more attractive. Why bother working diligently to acheive quality organic ranks when yo... More »

Hunkering Down

Hunkering Down
I previously detailed the recent efforts by Morality In Media (MIM) to persuade Congress to pressure Justice into pursuing pornographers — an effort in which MIM is now claiming success, following the addition of more than 100 legislator’s signatures to a petition sent to the U.S. Attorn... More »

FSC Anti-Piracy Program Adds Slutload, Takes Down Bootlegger

FSC Anti-Piracy Program Adds Slutload, Takes Down Bootlegger
Ventura Content, parent company of Pink Visual, this week reached a settlement with AFIC, Inc., operators of tubesite Slutload.com, in a copyright infringement suit filed in December. One of the conditions of the settlement requires Slutload.com to participate in Free Speech Coalition’s Anti... More »

COICA: Friend or Foe?

COICA: Friend or Foe?
Between the entertainment industry honing in on infringers and the current presidential administration looking to “crack down” on illegal content online, it’s no wonder that Senator Leahy’s “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act” (COICA) has been maki... More »

Now What? Video of .XXX Seminar at Phoenix Forum

Now What? Video of .XXX Seminar at Phoenix Forum
Footage From 2011 Phoenix Forum "Dot-XXX - What Next" Seminar. from Sssh.com Original Films on Vimeo. Well, here it is – the much anticipated video of the “.XXX – Now What?” seminar that was presented at webmaster trade conference The Phoenix Forum, on April 2. As you&rsqu... More »

Dot-XXX Fear and Loathing at the Phoenix Forum

Dot-XXX Fear and Loathing at the Phoenix Forum
Hunter Thompson was not there, but the Dot-XXX session was every bit as macabre as anything he could have penned! Like a pinball machine that alternated between vitriolic, dark humor, politicians caught in a lie, and outright "just plain strange", this seminar was without a doubt the most surreal an... More »

Webmasters Show Lack of Support for .XXX at Phoenix Forum

Webmasters Show Lack of Support for .XXX at Phoenix Forum
ICANN and ICM Registry finalized the contract for the .XXX “sponsored” top level domain on April 1; the news was announced on ICANN’s blog in a  post by ICANN general counsel John Jeffrey. At the same time, popular adult webmaster trade show Phoenix Forum was taki... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
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