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Cohen: Not a Happy Little Conformist

Cohen: Not a Happy Little Conformist
He stirred up a rabbinical hornet’s nest when he slapped a capital-K “Kosher approved” logo on porn DVDs. [Hint: Use a lower case “k.”] He released “Assraelis” a couple of years ago under his TightFit Productions imprint, delivering a boatload of Jewish and Middle Eastern babes wit... More »

iBill 2.0: The New Way Forward

iBill 2.0: The New Way Forward
Among the most controversial brand names in the adult space is that of online billing company iBill — but despite the challenges involved in overcoming the brand's storied past, the current company operating by that name has its sights set squarely on the future — a future which it has demonstra... More »

Jonas Reynisson at the Helm of eMerchantPay

Jonas Reynisson at the Helm of eMerchantPay
In 2002, Iceland-born Jonas Reynisson was celebrating his 13th year as a banker. At that time, he was chief executive of a European bank; and for all he knew, he would have spent the rest of his career doing the same thing — but a meeting that year would change his life forever. "One of my eMer... More »

WIA Profile: Jennifer McEwen

WIA Profile: Jennifer McEwen
Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of the industry's most influential female executives. How did you get into this? What in your back... More »

Kings of Kink

Kings of Kink
Leading BDSM gear supplier Stockroom has established itself as a one-stop shop for kink with arms that extend into the online adult sector,video productions, book publishing and educational courses. With more than 20 years under its belt — and more than 4,000 high-quality, unique offerings, Stockr... More »

Ammunition Reload

Ammunition Reload
Empowered Products is beefing up its battery of Gun Oil lubes for men with the addition of Force Recon. Hitting the shelves in March, Force Recon is a hybrid silicone lube formulated as a gel. Mason Nance of Empowered Products told XBIZ that the water and silicone gel formula is perfect for preve... More »

Mobile Roundup 2010

Mobile Roundup 2010
Among the most vibrant spaces in adult entertainment today is the mobile market, where a growing throng of both new and established companies seek their share of the portable porn pie. Here's a brief look at some of the operators in the adult mobile space that are finding success from satisfying con... More »

Porn's Politically Incorrect Visionary, Jim Powers

Porn's Politically Incorrect Visionary, Jim Powers
When you look up the terms “controversial” and “political incorrectness” in Webster’s Dictionary, you’ll most likely (depending on the edition) see Jim Powers’ picture right next to those same definitions. Powers—who largely directs for JM Productions and his own company Powersville,... More »

Jordan's Hardcore Rules for Success

Jordan's Hardcore Rules for Success
Unbelievable beginnings. Amazing outcomes. Incredible incomes! Indeed, who would ever think that Jules Jordan — one of the premiere gonzo directors in the adult movie industry and one of the most successful businessmen of porn -was, only 12ears ago, sleeping on a floor somewhere in the San Fernand... More »

CED: Channeling Adult Content to Nearly Every Corner of the Globe, Part 2

CED: Channeling Adult Content to Nearly Every Corner of the Globe, Part 2
It basically comes down to this: If a company makes an adult movie, Bruder and his CED team have the talent and expertise to get that same movie broadcast in just about any (and every!) corner of the Earth — and of course, make a profit for that same adult company. Specializing in broadcast licens... More »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Randazza: Trump Victory, Big Prop 60 Win

On Tuesday afternoon, I boarded a transatlantic flight. Given all of the negativity in the 2016 presidential race, I was delighted that I would be absent for the results. I found both Donald Trump and... More »

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 »
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