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FSC All-Star Anti-Piracy Video: Would You Steal From Ron Jeremy?

FSC All-Star Anti-Piracy Video: Would You Steal From Ron Jeremy?
We did something that’s never been done before – we got a bunch of adult performers together and asked them to send a message about illegal downloading. Free content and illegal downloads are having a devastating effect on the adult industry, as well as the music industry (see Jack Black’s... More »

Mobile Market Share Shifts, Market Cap Expands

Mobile Market Share Shifts, Market Cap Expands
There have been many comparisons drawn between the developing mobile porn market and the early days of the online adult entertainment industry, with some comparisons being of greater validity than others. One undeniable similarity is the pace at which the two markets shift; just as the ‘fixed web... More »

Happy Days for Gays?

Happy Days for Gays?
The adult industry is recession proof. Amateur Internet porn is the wave of the future. DVDs are going the way of the dodo. Fact or fiction? “Retailers have stated that they are being far more cautious when placing their orders,” says Christopher Thais, president and CEO of JRL Communication... More »

The Marriage of Microsoft and Yahoo

The Marriage of Microsoft and Yahoo
Yahoo and Microsoft are joining forces and their partnership will breed big changes in search, especially for the adult space. Officially, the two recent allies are calling their union the Yahoo-Microsoft Search Alliance. Unofficially, these strange new bedfellows are concocting a brand new land... More »

Billing EU Direct Debit on 8000 Handsets

Billing EU Direct Debit on 8000 Handsets
I suppose you could call me a lagging indicator where technology is concerned. Certainly the early adopters have it all over me, but I am watching everything and trying to keep up in the cerebral sense if not in practice. Webbilling.com has added surfer specific join pages for display to smartphone ... More »

A Fresh Look

A Fresh Look
For established as well as prospective operators within the online adult entertainment industry who are seeking to profit in today's challenging market environment, it is vital to not only understand what you wish to sell, but what potential customers already enjoy. Doing so is the best way to b... More »

The Long Road

The Long Road
It was 15 years ago this evening. September 15, 1995. I was hiding out in my concrete reinforced shower stall; the mattress from my bed pulled tight against the shower stall's narrow opening. I was drinking a bottle of Malibu rum and praying to God that I would live through the night, while the open... More »

Men Are Just As Social As Women

Men Are Just As Social As Women
Sure, men will always believe that women are the “social butterflies” of the species, but a new survey conducted by data firm IPSOS OTX for the folks at AskMen.com, reveals that men are staying in touch with friends, family and colleagues just as much as women are, and usually very much in the s... More »

SexGoesMobile Implements Webbilling Join Page in Europe

SexGoesMobile Implements Webbilling Join Page in Europe
Did you know that SexGoesMobile is Europe’s top mobile affiliate program? And they've added the Webilling.com payment pages optimized for mobile to their payment options for EU users. They support more than 8,000 handset devices for delivery of video, live video chat services, provide a German dat... More »

Fad or For Real? - Still Using Your iPad?

Fad or For Real? - Still Using Your iPad?
A popular board thread topic, I saw some interesting information published on this question by eMarketer - reaction survey analysis by Ball State shows iPad is primarily viewed as a content consumption device as it's too difficult to create content on it. So it excels as a leisure device if you fe... 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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