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Will Micropayments Yield Maxi Profits?

Will Micropayments Yield Maxi Profits?
Some porn pros liken it to iTunes where a song can be bought for 99 cents and the consumer’s happy. And mobile micropayments have even been bandied about as being a panacea for those battling free porn, believing that a small price won’t matter if the content is superior to what’s ... More »

FSC 2013 Board of Directors Candidates Announced

FSC 2013 Board of Directors Candidates Announced
The following list includes all candidates for the upcoming 2012 FSC Board of Directors election to be held this month. Only active FSC membersmay vote in the election; electronic ballots will be sent by online survey service Survey Monkey-Zoomerang. FSC members may vote for nine seats available in... More »

Heritage Marketing

Heritage Marketing
The adult industry attracts the “newer, better, sexier, cooler” boundary breaking companies and websites. In the content world, that concept is always prevalent — newer, younger, brighter-shining ingenues move to The Valley and push the established performers out in a continuous l... More »

FSC Provides Information on L.A. County ‘Safer Sex’ Ordinance Permitting Requirement Letter to Adult

FSC Provides Information on L.A. County ‘Safer Sex’ Ordinance Permitting Requirement Letter to Adult
In response to a letter sent out by L.A. County to some adult producers and directors on December 17th concerning the “Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act,” the Free Speech Coalition wishes to provide information to aid in decisions concerning shooting in L.A. County. ... More »

Part Two: Can Copyright Be Fixed?

Part Two: Can Copyright Be Fixed?
In a previous column, I addressed the goal for what I’ve termed the “post-fix” world of copyright. Now comes the hard part: describing in greater detail how we get to the desired end state from where we stand today. Oddly enough, one idea that could form the basis for a system tha... More »

.XXX, One Year Later

.XXX, One Year Later
Amidst ongoing legal challenges and an orchestrated campaign to squelch legitimate discourse on the topic — including examples of an irrational hatred punctuated by countless excretory images posted to discussion threads on industry forums — the .XXX initiative is rapidly approaching the... More »

Color Psychology in Web Design

Color Psychology in Web Design
Do your color choices really influence user behavior on your website?  Does it make any difference what colors you use in your Web design?   How do you choose color:  is it according to a company logo, the products you sell or the industry you are in?  Is it more a matter of per... More »

Adult Industry Leaders to File Suit Against LA County Over Measure B

Adult Industry Leaders to File Suit Against LA County Over Measure B
A group of adult industry leaders announced today their intent to file a lawsuit soon against Los Angeles County over Measure B. On November 6th voters of Los Angeles passed Measure B, an ill-conceived law that makes it mandatory for adult actors to wear lab coats, goggles and gloves ... More »

Tablets Come of Age for Adult

Tablets Come of Age for Adult
A wide variety of adult enterprises are cashing in on the tablet craze. From the sleek interactivity of AWE’s mobilized webcam sites and white labels, to Pimproll’s tablet-ready HostedTube and other offerings, providing content to carnal craving consumers via the latest generation of lar... More »

Google Is Like Pornography

Google Is Like Pornography
While the comment is attributed to Wendy Schmidt, the wife of former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, it puts forth her husband’s belief: “Google is like pornography.” Schmidt went on to explain the connection by saying that “People see the word Google and they don’t see ... 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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