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Social Media Misconceptions

Social Media Misconceptions
As a social media marketing consultant and coach, I run into a few common misconceptions from people who are trying to delve into the world on social media marketing. It confuses people new to it, and people who’ve been using it for a while sometimes need a refresher. So with that… some... More »

Don't Feed Trolls On The Boards

Don't Feed Trolls On The Boards
Over the years, I have often joked with friends that my epitaph will read “Sarah Jayne: I knew her from the boards.” I am one of the original board whores. My first steps in the industry being made with the help of the community of the now-defunct Porncity BBS and since then there has ba... More »

Commitment To Prosecutions

Commitment To Prosecutions
In an interview recently published by the Daily Caller, the former chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Patrick Truman, revealed that Mitt Romney personally assured Truman earlier this year that Romney would “vigorously” prosecute porn... More »

Increasing Product Sales

Increasing Product Sales
Are you selling to consumers or do you work in B2B sales?  There are certain objectives that you can easily overcome that will help to increase sales.  Virtual sales for digital content, services or member-access type websites are fundamentally different from a product-based business. &nbs... More »

The Truth About L.A.’s Condom Ballot Measure

The Truth About L.A.’s Condom Ballot Measure
AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s latest billboard attack on the adult industry appears to be Michael Weinstein’s attempt at irony, but actually betrays his campaign’s real purpose – to attack adult entertainment, under the guise of “protecting performers.&rdqu... More »

First Round of Performer Subsidy Fund Checks Going Out Today

First Round of Performer Subsidy Fund Checks Going Out Today
The Performer Subsidy Fund will send its first round of subsidy checks to performers today. Performers that tested during the month of September and had test data entered into the Adult Production Health & Safety Services (APHSS.org) database system can look forward to a subsidy of... More »

Los Angeles County Republican and Libertarian Parties Join Growing List of Groups Opposing Measure B

Los Angeles County Republican and Libertarian Parties Join Growing List of Groups Opposing Measure B
Adding to the groundswell of opposition building against Measure B, the so-called “Safer Sex” initiative on the Nov. 6th ballot in Los Angeles County, the Republican and Libertarian Parties of Los Angeles County both joined in announcing their opposition to the controversia... More »

Adult Subscriptions on Upswing

Adult Subscriptions on Upswing
The latest report on mobile trends from Juniper Research finds that mobile adult subscription revenue is set to top $1 billion by 2015. Fueled by the rapid growth in tablet adoption and the ever-increasing smartphone boom, many firms are finding it easier to convert these mobile users into paying co... More »

NO on Government Waste – NO on Measure B Campaign Fundraiser Adds FSC Promo for Adult Performers

NO on Government Waste – NO on Measure B Campaign Fundraiser Adds FSC Promo for Adult Performers
A gala fundraiser will be held on, Monday, Oct 8, to benefit the NO on Government Waste – NO on Measure B Campaign. The event offers a night of Legendary Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s Bar & Grill, located on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Sweetzer Ave., in West Hollyw... More »

Native Apps Provide More Control

Native Apps Provide More Control
Representing the first-generation of computing power added to mobile devices, native applications are fast and powerful, but require target specificity and intimate knowledge of a particular platform. Native applications can also provide easier access to popular distribution outlets, such as Apple&r... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »

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 »
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