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Sitting Out the Recession in Jail

Sitting Out the Recession in Jail
Dear Max Hardcore, I just wanted to send a few thoughts your way as you begin a 46-month stint in federal prison for an obscenity conviction that should never have happened in the first place. First, I want to say I hope the sentence served is substantially shorter, if not reversed altogether. ... More »

Just Passing Through?

Just Passing Through?
I haven't posted up anything since late last year. Okay, it's only been a month, but it feels like 2009's been here for a while, like it's already kind of dragging. I mean, I've already got 2009 fatigue; what's that all about? And everything's moving too fast and at the same time nothing is moving a... More »

A bit of humor to lighten the day......

A bit of humor to lighten the day......
Rather than rant and preach, today I thought it more fun to pass along a video that The lifstyle couple documented in femdombride.com entered a film making competition, and this remarkable piece of hilarious creativity was the result! And if you are interested in promoting the site, head on over to ... More »

Shooting Outside My Comfort Zone

Shooting Outside My Comfort Zone
In the face of an economy steadily sliding into an ever-more frightening recession, and in light of my newfound status as an independent and now freelance photographer, I began to covet the chance to work for other adult companies. And when I say other companies, I mean the biggest and the best in a... More »

Hold the Champagne

Hold the Champagne
As we're all finally coming to understand, it's impossible to discuss financial issues intelligently without taking politics into consideration. Starting at the top, we need to face the fact, clearly understood by both gentlemen in question, that Barack Obama is not Bill Clinton. Bubba wasn't exactl... More »

Dreaming of a Blue Xmas

Dreaming of a Blue Xmas
Let’s face it; Christmas couldn’t be a lousier time of year for the nation’s economy to bottom out. Then again, is there ever a good time for a recession? Yet it’s exactly because of the economic downslide that Christmas spending is expected to be down by almost 50 percent from what it was i... More »

Getting Back on the Horse

Getting Back on the Horse
In an industry where girls come and go through the revolving door we call the porn business, it's nice to work with someone that has been around for some time, yet doesn't look it. Nikki Nova is just as beautiful and sexy as she was when she first shot with my mother. Back then I was a college st... More »

Hitting the Spot

Hitting the Spot
Unlike “No Country For Old Men,” audiences did not walk away from the Coen Brothers’ latest film, “Burn After Reading,” shivering over Javier Bardem’s powerful performance as a serial killer. “Burn After Reading” audiences may not have remembered every plot element, but one thing the... More »

The Future of Adult Technology

The Future of Adult Technology
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "What is the most exciting technology on the horizon for adult?" Here's what they had to say: Live webcam chat is the most exciting current and future technology for adult because it is extremely personalized and the possibilities ... More »

The Little Things...

The Little Things...
"It's the little things that count..." or so they say; and in the wonderfully diverse world of online adult entertainment, it's the little things — the special touches; attention to detail; and a site owner's own "secret sauce" — that will elevate one brand over another. No longer a mere nicety,... 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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