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Focus on Fantasy

Focus on Fantasy
The entertainment industry, adult or otherwise, is built upon a world of make believe, where what’s known as “the suspension of disbelief” brings audiences out of reality and into the realm of fantasy. This desire to live one’s dreams can be found across a variety of venues,... More »

A Better Mousetrap

A Better Mousetrap
Data, Analytics, Cross Platform Validations, Mobile. These disparate areas are all converging in the effort to thwart fraudsters and the transactions which they initiate. It wasn’t that long ago that banks were completely segmented in their operations, management and platforms that were respo... More »

DONG & FLESH: Two Words in the Biz I Could Do Without

DONG & FLESH: Two Words in the Biz I Could Do Without
You know, I’ve been in this industry over 20 years having owned Grand Opening! and before that, starting out as a sex toy aficionado ever since I was old enough to walk into a porn store. In those decades, I’ve seen so many changes and have been excited by all of them. The relatively rec... More »

Secrets of the Paysite Joins

Secrets of the Paysite Joins
Would you join your own web site? Why? Once you can answer this you’ll have the information you need to start identifying ways to improve your site so it sells and retains members better than ever before. You may have heard the expression “the devil is in the details” or “G... More »

Fake Sex Tapes and You

Fake Sex Tapes and You
It seemed almost impossible, but there they were: emails from multiple media outlets, asking me if the sex tape announced in a press release I had just sent out was real, or some manner of belated April Fools’ Day prank. Even under normal circumstances, sex tape announcements have to be taken... More »

A Prohibited Use of Your Content

A Prohibited Use of Your Content
Most content producers and persons who license content for commercial use understand that photographs and videos are subject to protection under the copyright laws of the U.S. and most other countries. Because of this, there is a general understanding that such content usually cannot be used without... More »

Fetish: More Than Meets The Eye

Fetish: More Than Meets The Eye
The fetish video market encompasses both online content and DVD product, some of it repurposed from the web, some original. From hardcore BDSM to lighter diversions like hairy girls and fabric fetishes, the range of content is wide and multi-faceted. It’s also a growing market, thanks in part... More »

Will Bitcoin Catch on With the Porn Biz?

Will Bitcoin Catch on With the Porn Biz?
Will bitcoin ever catch on as a driving virtual currency for porn? Porn pundits say that it’s a natural fit and a perfect candidate for adoption because bitcoins are nearly as untraceable as cash, which makes them valuable to people who don’t want their purchases tracked by credit or deb... More »

The Increasing Threat of Government Internet Intervention

The Increasing Threat of Government Internet Intervention
While all of us recognize that attacking the adult industry over child pornography (CP) has always been an easy vote grabber for politicians, a worrying trend is now emerging, as what was once regarded as simple sabre-rattling is now starting to gather momentum in the public arena, and beginning to ... More »

Mobile Bridge to a Bigger Screen

Mobile Bridge to a Bigger Screen
We live in an increasingly multi-device world, where many modern consumers may use a television, personal computer, Smartphone, tablet, connected gaming system, MP3 player or other devices throughout a single day. Content is acquired and consumed across all of these platforms, many of which are use... 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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