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The Rocco Way is Here to Stay

The Rocco Way is Here to Stay
Rocco Siffredi is arguably the biggest straight male porn star working today, and one of the biggest ever in more ways than one. Rocco, the once and future king, was also one of the first subjects of this column, back in early 2006 when it was still called “Gear & Gadgets.” No one is more qualif... More »

Wildline! Stays Dedicated to the Adult Industry

Wildline! Stays Dedicated to the Adult Industry
One of the most venerable companies operating in the adult space, Wildline! has built up a solid reputation as the "go to guys" in SEM — offering insights and experience with the major search engines that is simply unmatched within the industry and backed by upfront business practices and predicta... More »

WIA Profile: Mia Hyun

WIA Profile: Mia Hyun
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? I have alway... More »

Mitchell Finds His Mojo

Mitchell Finds His Mojo
Ask him nicely, and Brad Mitchell will kindly admit that he gained some inspiration from Austin Powers when deciding on an official brand for his now thriving hosting company. He'll also be happy to share his love of raspberry mojitos and might — just might — buy you a pineapple upside-down cake... More »

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout

WIA Profile: Kathi Stout
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 bac... More »

WebsiteSecure.org: Certifying Websites for Consumers

WebsiteSecure.org: Certifying Websites for Consumers
In recent months any webmaster who has been paying attention to the business overall can recall hearing about "shady" billing practices ranging from sites that were posting cross-sales below the submit button on their join pages, to sites with less than ethical terms stated in their Terms of Service... More »

CommerceGate Sets its Sights on U.S. Markets

CommerceGate Sets its Sights on U.S. Markets
When Internet payment processor CommerceGate started in 2005, its main focus was offering credit card and payment processing for the European market for U.S. and European clients. In spring 2008, the company entered the U.S. market by getting control over domestic IPSP third-party aggregation accoun... More »

Chi Chi LaRue: Channel 1's Queen Bee, Part 1

Chi Chi LaRue: Channel 1's Queen Bee, Part 1
Chi Chi LaRue has been a porn junkie from the word “go!” Yes, the prolific director is extremely well known behind the camera, having helmed close to 500 adult movies, mostly in the gay genre but in the boygirl and girl-girl niches, as well. And, yes, LaRue is also an all-out celebrity as tha... More »

In the Director's Chair: Zander

In the Director's Chair: Zander
In a directing career measured in decades, Zander has used numerous names, constantly reinventing himself and keeping things fresh. If names like Michael Adam, Vincent Voss and Anton Slayer sound familiar, they should. They're all names Zander has used working for studios big, small and in-between. ... More »

PremiumCash Powers the Pornstar Niche

PremiumCash Powers the Pornstar Niche
PremiumCash recognized the power of the porn star early on in its affiliate career, after realizing the staying power that brands like Jules Jordan and Jenna Haze bring to the table. Owner Jon Blitt founded the company in 2007 initially as a bridge between fellow program Braincash and DVD powerhouse... 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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