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The Road to Cartagena

The Road to Cartagena
FSC Executive Director Diane Duke and FSC Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas will travel to Cartagena, Columbia next week for the ICANN Board of Directors meeting. One of the topics to be discussed at the meeting is the .XXX “sponsored” Top Level Domain, proposed by Internet registry ICM. FSC oppo... More »

Homeland Security Shutters more than 70 Torrent Sites

Homeland Security Shutters more than 70 Torrent Sites
Since last week, Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division (ICE) has shut down more than 70 file-sharing sites. According to reports, the Department of Homeland Security is seizing sites directly from Internet regulatory body ICANN without citing the Digital Millennium ... More »

Pornification: When the Thrill is Gone, What Then?

Pornification: When the Thrill is Gone, What Then?
In an article from the Boston Globe, author Don Aucoin gives some interesting perspectives of the “pornification” of America. As sexual imagery becomes more and more mainstream, what effect is it having on society? And if sexual imagery has become so commonplace – we wonder – what are th... More »

Evil Chris and the VODMoney Program Overhaul

Evil Chris and the VODMoney Program Overhaul
The pioneering Video-on-Demand program VODMoney.com announced changes and enhancements to their VOD platform recently. The New Jersey based program has also added my friend, the accomplished online Internet veteran, Chris Roger (Evil Chris) to their staff. "It's been a bit of a crazy couple of yea... More »

The More Things Change

The More Things Change
If you have worked in the adult Internet industry since its early days, you’ve probably come to view technological developments that have an impact on the industry as both a blessing and a challenge; a blessing in that the new technology often opens up new markets and distribution channels, and a ... More »

HIV Infection Risk Lowered by Pill

HIV Infection Risk Lowered by Pill
Researchers announced today that an antirtroviral medication called Truvada, when taken daily, has been shown to reduce the incidence of HIV infection by 73 percent ; the NY Times stated that the pill is effective when taken at least 90 percent of the time. Funding for the research was provided by t... More »

Staying Up to Date

Staying Up to Date
As an industry, we spend a lot of time these days talking about the escalating need to "adapt or die!" These discussions have become so commonplace as to now be almost trite in the way they offhandedly simplify and dismiss the dire situation faced by thousands of once-successful adult webmasters who... More »

Illegal Downloading: Ouch! We Touched a Nerve

Illegal Downloading: Ouch! We Touched a Nerve
Usually, we don’t blow our own horn at FSC, but since posting our FSC Anti-Piracy public service announcement videos on YouTube in April, we have received more than 670,000 views and hundreds of comments. Content piracy and copyright infringement are a hot topic – and the adult industr... More »

Ignorance is the Disease: Thoughts on the UCLA Condoms in the Adult Industry Panel

Ignorance is the Disease: Thoughts on the UCLA Condoms in the Adult Industry Panel
The only way to combat ignorance is with education, and never was that more apparent than at today’s “Condoms in the Adult Industry” panel hosted at UCLA’s School of Law. Thankfully, long-time performer Mr. Marcus and FSC’s Diane Duke were there to represent the adult industry. Otherwise, ... More »

Diane Duke Speaks at UCLA Condoms in Adult Films Panel

Diane Duke Speaks at UCLA Condoms in Adult Films Panel
FSC Executive Director Diane Duke addresses the participants and audience at UCLA’s “Condoms in Adult Films” Panel. Duke and performer Mr. Marcus represented the adult industry at this debate with representatives from the Pink Cross Foundation, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, UCLA’s Reproduc... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

The Skinny on the New DMCA Requirement

The requirements under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) have changed, but the sky is not falling. We have, even as a law firm, been hit with an unbelievable amount of spam sent out by law firms... More »

2017 Outlook: Legal Matters Around the Corner

The adult entertainment business’ legal community recently weighed in the top issues that companies and the industry, as a whole, should be concerned about. XBIZ asked industry attorneys to discuss... More »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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