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Paysite Power: Just How Good is Your Performance?

Paysite Power: Just How Good is Your Performance?
There’s been a lot of discussion on XBIZ.net lately on the importance of paysite optimization. The responses that follow are typical of any message board discussion, where you get varied opinions stated as facts. It’s difficult to know who’s right, who’s wrong and what reall... More »

Searching for a New Business Model

Searching for a New Business Model
For several years now, people have been wondering what the “next big thing” in porn will be. Understandably, much of this conversation has focused on making money the old-fashioned way, by selling porn, or the slightly-less-old-fashioned way of giving porn away using the ad-supported re... More »

Digital Production: Is the Revolution Over?

Digital Production: Is the Revolution Over?
As any adult professional can attest, a virtual revolution in how adult films are produced and distributed rose up in what felt like overnight once the Internet took hold. The lightning fast accessible and anonymous web not only provided a new way for porn content to reach millions — and to t... More »

Best Practices for the Live Webcam Space

Best Practices for the Live Webcam Space
As the live webcam business continues to surge in popularity, more attention will be focused on operators and performers by law enforcement and other government agencies. The best time to consider operational risks and develop best practices is before commencement of an investigation or formal inqu... More »

Legal Reality: SAVE — Will It Be Law?

Legal Reality: SAVE — Will It Be Law?
The 113th U.S. Congress has been frequently called the “Do-Nothing Congress.” By many accounts, that label is well-deserved. The legislative paralysis that has set in due to the intense partisan bickering that has characterized the environment on Capital Hill for years has placed current... More »

ASACP: Is the Pendulum Swinging Back

ASACP: Is the Pendulum Swinging Back
I continually hear from industry that porn has become so ingrained in modern culture that it has now become virtually mainstream to the masses and there is no putting that Genie back in its bottle. While I agree that adult entertainment has become much more accepted by a larger segment of modern soc... More »

The Educational Responsibilities of the Sex Toy Retailer

The Educational Responsibilities of the Sex Toy Retailer
I’m pretty sure that when I first started watching the second season of “Orange is the New Black,” the sun had just risen and I had an entire weekend to accomplish an encyclopedia sized list of chores. My Saturday was young and full of such potential. It was Sunday night that my pa... More »

Batteries. Yes. Batteries.

Batteries. Yes. Batteries.
Ah yes. Batteries. Can’t live with ‘em and can’t live without ‘em especially when it comes to good ol’ sex toys. While many products are being released with a plethora of new battery-charging technologies (USB chargers, anyone?), my heart and soul are forever dedicated ... More »

Mobile Billing Matures

Mobile Billing Matures
“In the adult space, billing of mobile devices is a combination that is as attractive as it is intimidating for many content providers” said Alex LeComte, marketing manager of StarEdition.com “It’s very tempting to be able to pay directly from your cellphone and I understand ... More »

Color Me Mine: Embracing The Diversity of the E.U.

Color Me Mine: Embracing The Diversity of the E.U.
Offering the consumer choice is the key to successful retailing yet choice does not mean 14 different colors of the same vibrator. Or does it? The classic sex toy colors used to be a radioactive “flesh” color that would better be described as orange, the occasional white or gold item and... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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 »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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