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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 »

Brazzers GetRubber.com Campaign Urges Fantasy AND Safe Sex

Brazzers GetRubber.com Campaign Urges Fantasy AND Safe Sex
Online adult mega-site Brazzers has launched its GetRubber.com campaign, encouraging consumers to indulge in fantasy, but also indulge in safety when it comes to real-life play. The production company has posted a sky-high billboard in NYC’s Times Square featuring adult starlets Nikki Benz, Rachel... More »

Coping with Loss

Coping with Loss
It's been three weeks now since the worst day of my life; a day that was also the worst day of my lovely wife's life. It was the day that God called home the Angel he had leant us — a loss that proved nearly unbearable for us. Not just "a dog," Jack is an entity that was "our child" — and my... More »

FSC Issues Letter to GAC Addressing .XXX Concerns

FSC Issues Letter to GAC Addressing .XXX Concerns
Free Speech Coalition (FSC) yesterday submitted a letter to the ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) regarding concerns over the proposed approval of the .XXX “sponsored” Top Level Domain (sTLD). The action comes after Internet domain regulator ICANN’s decision to consult with GAC a... More »

.XXX Domains: Pre-registration is NOT proof of support

.XXX Domains: Pre-registration is NOT proof of support
ICM President Stuart Lawley plainly states, at an adult webmaster conference in 2007, that pre-registrations for the proposed .XXX “sponsored” Top Level Domain will NOT be used as proof of support from the adult webmaster community. These days, Lawley is singing a different tune. But he’s... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »

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 »
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