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Censorship in the UK

Censorship in the UK
Regulators in the UK are creating an unprecedented wave of censorship that not only pushes for filters at the ISP level, but also criminal prosecution for consumers of what government officials consider “extreme porn.”  I have had the pleasure to work with a group of a... More »

Knocking the Knock Offs

Knocking the Knock Offs
American copyright law has traditionally been intertwined with how we view patents and trademarks. In fact, the U.S. House and Senate Patent Committee and it’s Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights was responsible for crafting copyright law until fairly recently, and the individua... More »

2257 Compliance?

2257 Compliance?
Our firm’s approach to adult entertainment law has always included the use of technology in conjunction with legal advice. So, years ago, when Congress passed the Child Online Protection Act (COPA) requiring that all adult websites incorporate some form of user age verification, we created the... More »

Core Product, or Loss Leader?

Core Product, or Loss Leader?
Since re-joining the ranks of the self-employed back in June, I’ve been spending a lot of time talking with adult business owners about the state of the market, and more to the point, the state of their own enterprises. I’m sure it will come as no surprise to anyone reading this column t... More »

Tablets Generate More Traffic and Potential Revenue

Tablets Generate More Traffic and Potential Revenue
Software provider Adobe recently announced that after analyzing more than 100 billion visitors on over 1,000 different websites from all around the globe, their Adobe Digital Index recorded a significant shift in the way customers are accessing mobile content online. While many webmasters are finall... More »

Filtering Alone is Ineffective, Potentially Harmful

Filtering Alone is Ineffective, Potentially Harmful
The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is calling for more thoughtful solutions to the problem of preventing minors and adolescents from accessing legal adult entertainment websites. Currently there is no single “silver bullet” solution to protecting children and a... More »

FSC 2013: A Very Busy Year!

FSC 2013: A Very Busy Year!
As 2013 closes and we look forward to a new year, I wanted to thank all of our members for their generosity and support. I would like to thank the members of our Board of directors for the countless volunteer hours and their tireless commitment. Finally, I would like to share just some of the projec... More »

Your New Competition

Your New Competition
If you don’t know who Hannah Montana is and what she has to do with the outrage over Miley Cyrus’ foam finger, then you are out of touch with the world around you. Although I’m quoting yesterday’s old news as an example of being dated in a fast-paced world, any other example... More »

Traffic and Billing Choices Find Intersection

Traffic and Billing Choices Find Intersection
One of the ways that adult paysite operators can improve their efficiency, profitability and sales is by examining the various ways that traffic composition and flow can impact, and are impacted by, their chosen billing options. While it is easy to say that the more or better the traffic, the more s... More »

Modern Marketing: Cross Appeal

Modern Marketing: Cross Appeal
Now that award season is upon us, and the new year is looming just around the corner, it’s a great time to take stock of the state of your current business. For many of you, that includes reassessing how your sites are doing, and how best to increase profits in 2014. One of the most utilized ... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Grand Slam Media CEO Luke Hazlewood Hits It Out of the Park

Grand Slam Media Inc. CEO Luke Hazlewood’s view of the advertising business is one that seems to have solid roots. He says that in an ever-changing marketplace it is a better protocol to lead rather... More »

2017 XBIZ Webstar of the Year Harriet Sugarcookie Dares to Evolve

Start with a heaping helping of charming personality, sprinkle a dash of delightful quirky antics, then lather the final product with a whopping dollop of sensual sweetness… and what do you get?... More »

2017 XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year Reigns Supreme

It’s easy to see Aubrey Kate now — the modelesque, blonde bombshell — and dismiss her recent awards in the erotic arts as inevitable. It’s easy to say that she was simply born with... More »
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