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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 »

Taxing adult biz in Pennsylvania?

Taxing adult biz in Pennsylvania?
I was scanning through xbiz and found the article titled "PA Senator Proposes Study on Adult Biz Tax Plan" and a paragraph stuck out: A Pa. state senator has proposed a study to look at levying a tax on adult products sold and adult entertainment businesses located in the state, saying that she w... More »

Mobile Games - $10 Billion in 2009

Mobile Games - $10 Billion in 2009
Juniper Research has published a new report: Mobile Games: Subscription and Download, 2007-2012. This report is viewed as an essential resource for strategic and market planners focused on mobile game market sizing, forecasting, player analysis and positioning strategies associated with current and... More »

YouTube Continues to Lead

YouTube Continues to Lead
The comScore Video Metrix report for September 2007, reveals that nearly 75 percent of U.S. Internet users watched a video online (including both streaming video and progressive downloads), averaging three hours of video per person during the month. So YouTube continues to lead the U.S. online video... More »

Love, Riches and Target

Love, Riches and Target
It was a simple weekend errand run to Target. It wasn't supposed to be a journey into the psyche of the modern woman and her internal battle of independence versus family. There I was, wheeling my shopping cart around the crowded store: an obstacle course of families and their squealing children ... More »

Time Marches On...

Time Marches On...
I’ve written a lot lately on the evolution of the online adult entertainment industry; the technologies and market forces impacting it; and the reassessment of business plans in the wake of these factors – a reassessment that for me is ongoing – and sadly, full of second-guessing. With the ... More »

Euros Everywhere - Are You in Euros?

Euros Everywhere - Are You in Euros?
Well, it is official - Malta and Cyprus have joined thirteen other countries in adopting the Euro - at midnight New Year's Eve the lira and the pound respectively bit the dust for these two countries emerging on the international scene in big ways. Leaders of both countries see this move foreshadowi... 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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