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The Leading Chat Boards

The Leading Chat Boards
The recent boom in online discussion boards for adult webmasters and other business professionals proves once again that if you build a neighborhood on the web for like-minded people to congregate, there will never be a shortage of visitors. Adult chat boards are, in essence, one-stop resource ce... More »

The Distribution Biz

The Distribution Biz
For Roy, the American dream started out as a nightmare in disguise: a 1993, full commission telemarketing job in which his highest paycheck amounted to $99. "I hit bottom," said Roy, a former attorney with failed dreams of working in Hollywood. "It was a company distributing B movies and adult f... More »

Digital Playground's Joone

Digital Playground's Joone
For a young filmmaker, there are two possible paths to making movies on his own terms. He can work the studio system, spend years churning out safe, commercial fare and hope to one day wield the power and influence necessary to call his own shots. Or, he can subvert the system altoge... More »

An Adult Sanctuary: 2

An Adult Sanctuary: 2
In part one we looked at the motivations of Americans – especially producers of adult materials – contemplating a possible move to Canada. In today's conclusion, we'll look at the realities of relocating in order to escape US laws. "When it comes to plain vanilla depictions of sexual activity... More »

An Adult Sanctuary: 1

An Adult Sanctuary: 1
After President Bush's re-election, there was much talk of many liberal Americans contemplating a possible move to Canada. The Canadian government's immigration website reported a sudden increase in inquiries from the United States from roughly 20,000 per day to 115,000, and three months after the e... More »

Responding to Emergencies

Responding to Emergencies
After a massive tsunami ravaged coastal areas of southern Asia and eastern Africa on Dec. 26 — claiming, according to some estimates, more than 300,000 lives — an abundance of adult-oriented businesses were quick to respond to the tragedy. YNOT Radio joined forces with ARS head Mark De for an on... More »

The Most Downloaded Exec: 3

The Most Downloaded Exec: 3
In part two we learned about Danni's leap from web surfer to webmistress. In today's conclusion of our exclusive interview with Danni Ashe, we'll take a deeper look into her empire: XBIZ: Why do you think you've been able to grow a small site into such an extensive enterprise? DA: We've achiev... More »

The Most Downloaded Exec: 2

The Most Downloaded Exec: 2
XBiz recently had an opportunity to learn more about Ashe's back-story and find out what she has in mind for her third act. XBIZ: How long did you feature dance before launching Danni's Hard Drive? DANNI ASHE: I started my career as a stripper, first in Seattle and then Texas. I danced, off a... More »

The Most Downloaded Exec: 1

The Most Downloaded Exec: 1
F. Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives. He was drunk at the time, of course, on his way to committing suicide on the alcohol installment plan, which may explain why he was so laughably wrong. Case in point: Danni Ashe. In Act I, Ashe played a big-breast model and f... More »

Talent Agencies: Part 2

Talent Agencies: Part 2
In part one we examined the increase of available adult talent and the impact of the Internet on traditional talent agencies. Today, we'll look at recruiting hardcore talent and the glut of "agents." For Mark Spiegler, owner of Spiegler Girls, recruiting isn't something that he's interested in. ... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
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