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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 »

Update: CalOSHA, AHF’s Campaign to Mandate Condoms

Update: CalOSHA, AHF’s Campaign to Mandate Condoms
Since 2009, AIDS Healthcare Foundation has been waging a campaign against the adult industry in order to mandate regulations for condom use on adult production sets. Shortly after AHF began filing complaints against AIM (AIM Medical Associates), several adult industry talent agencies and producti... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »

Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »

Mainstreaming of BDSM Broadens Category, Consumer Reach

It’s been just more than 30 years since Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lit the silver screen on fire in “9 ½ Weeks” with the film’s underlying themes of BDSM. And more than... More »
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