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AOE and World Telemedia

AOE and World Telemedia
Whilst no one would ever accuse these shows of not delivering their fair share of parties and networking events, there seems to be a feeling that the stakes are getting higher in the world of online and (now more than ever) mobile adult entertainment. Jarvis Todd considers the rationale and opportun... More »

Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 1

Mainstreaming Gay Business: Part 1
Whether you still call it the Gay Niche or fully embrace it and call it the Gay Movement - Gay Websites and their webmasters have arrived. Gay Adult Business on the Internet has reached its critical mass and is breaking out of the industry and the self imposed silence that has been the norm for many... More »

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 2

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 2
In Part 1 we looked at the increasing government crackdown on pornography as well as porn’s impact on violence and the status of women. Now, we’ll look at porn’s impact on the family, health, society and beyond… Porn and the Family Men and women are only human, even when they have a fami... More »

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 1

Attackers Ignore Benefits of Porn: 1
Evidence that non-violent porn is good for society escapes notice of officials bent on crackdown. Various governments around the world, from the West to the Middle East, have launched or threaten to launch new attacks on pornography, especially on the internet. In the US, for example, for the first ... More »

Here Comes Darren Austin

Here Comes Darren Austin
If Darren Austin's life goes as planned, the young, silky-voiced Internet radio show host will some day become network television's preeminent talk show host. Oprah Winfrey watch out! According to Darren, it's only a matter of time before his reign as television royalty begins. And when it does... More »

Turgeon Points to Visa

Turgeon Points to Visa
Continuing our XBiz chat with Mancheck.com COO Robert Turgeon, the issue of Visa's new charge-back policy was at the top of his hit list. After explaining his company's decision to transition from an AVS site to a mega paysite, Turgeon pointed again to Visa as being the culprit for many impen... More »

Turgeon on AVS

Turgeon on AVS
XBiz took a moment to catch up with Robert Turgeon, chief operating officer for ManCheck.com, in light of the company's recent shift away from being one of the premier Adult Verification Services (AVS) to becoming a mega paysite. Since the mid-nineties, AVS companies began sprouting up througho... More »

A New Study Is In: Australians Look At Porn

A New Study Is In: Australians Look At Porn
The interim results are in, and according to the most comprehensive study of porn in Australia, some men are afraid of enormous breasts, dirty magazines are a favorite of conservative voters, and realistic plots have made their way into adult videos. Believed to be the first study of its kind in... More »

Observations: Summer Internext 2003

Observations: Summer Internext 2003
Whether you’re still in Florida, on the road, or already back home, if you attended the recently concluded Internext Expo, then chances are that you’re still considering all the information, attitudes, and opinions that you’ve absorbed over the past few days. Here‘s a look at some things I... More »

Internext: Back to the Beach '03

Internext: Back to the Beach '03
"The Industry Networking Event," Internext is the world's largest Adult Internet/Audiotext tradeshow, and a vital resource for both newbie and experienced Webmasters searching for the latest information, tools, and partner contacts to drive their businesses into the future. The latest show will take... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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 »

Fraudulent Brazilian Trademark Registrations Running Rampant

Although you might not think often about protecting your trademark rights in Brazil, you need to — even if you don’t yet have a single Brazilian customer. Scammers are constantly looking for... More »
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