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LA Times Drops Filters

LA Times Drops Filters
I normally don’t pay too much attention to the inner-workings of newspapers, but I received an email today that touched upon an area that I am interested in: the politics of Internet filtering in the home, school and workplace. Ostensibly an internal memo to LA Times employees from Sam Zell, th... More »

The End of the Beginning?

The End of the Beginning?
When I saw attorney and Free Speech Coalition Board Chair Jeffrey Douglas recently at a Los Angeles trade event, where he was speaking on a panel after having just returned from Phoenix and the just-concluded JM/5 Star obscenity case, he was like a new man. With an irrepressible Cheshire cat grin... More »

Operation: Desert Stormy

Operation: Desert Stormy
Once again, XBIZ Video presents two of porn's most beloved journalists discussing one of the products available in the adult marketplace: Operation: Desert Stormy by Wicked Pictures. Joanne Cachapero: What do you get when you spend $250,000 on an adult title? Well, these days, the big-budget whop... More »

DVDs are dead, long live DVDs

DVDs are dead, long live DVDs
There has been a lot of talk about how DVDs will be completely dead in another year or so, replaced by digital video, etc. While DVD sales are down in general, I think you need to look deeper to see if online sales are up and will make up the difference. Judging by the gripes of affiliates and... More »

Search Engine Trends

Search Engine Trends
Trying to figure out what’s going to be hot in the world of SEO requires a crystal ball. Those of us not privileged enough to have such psychic abilities must rely on the experts and analysts at various search engine focused websites to help us predict what to expect. Staying on top of the lat... More »

On Shooting BDSM Scenes....

On Shooting BDSM Scenes....
Spotted Quentin's blog posting about this topic today and followed his link over to GFY to see what all the buzz was. Very interesting thread on a lot of levels, so I thought, as one of the veterans of the bdsm content industry, I'd add my two cents.... Shooting BDSM is a very different thing ... More »

Sometimes I'd Rather Be Wrong

Sometimes I'd Rather Be Wrong
Last time around I cautioned against complacency in the face of a seemingly improving political climate and warned that regulation might soon replace prosecution as our most troublesome form of official repression. How was I to know that squeaky-clean, by-the-book content producer Naughty America wo... More »

BDSM and ‘Buyer’s Remorse’

BDSM and ‘Buyer’s Remorse’
A recent thread on GFY, raises some interesting issues surrounding the production of adult content, and BDSM content in particular. There is a substantial difference between doing something that you regret and being forced to do something against your will. The former is unfortunate — and we’... More »

The Election Lost?

The Election Lost?
I just read an editorial analysis by AVN’s Mark Kernes that claimed there was a Supreme Court ruling that upheld Indiana’s demand that voters prove who they are by means of showing a state-issued driver’s license – and I’m compelled to comment on his observations. While I won’t go int... More »

Network Solutions doing domain tasting on surfer whois lookups

Network Solutions doing domain tasting on surfer whois lookups
It has long been suspected by domainers that when you do a lookup to see if a domain is registered (ie.whois lookup) at a registrar, that the registrar uses that information to either register the domain for themselves or sell that data to third-parties. Imagine the situation that you are on Netw... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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