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In the Executive Seat: Steve Bryson

In the Executive Seat: Steve Bryson
Steve Bryson, CEO of one of the most prominent online billing companies in the adult space today, has his hands in so many industries and so many projects, there's a chance he might forget one or two while listing them. And at the age of 49, after having helped raise two grown, self-sufficient child... More »

SPACash Pursues the Future

SPACash Pursues the Future
SPACash is feeling the seven year itch and reevaluating its relationship with the adult industry, which at this point in time might be the only surefire way to guarantee a long and fruitful life together. After seven years in the market, parent company LiveInteractive has spearheaded some seriou... More »

Sinner for Life

Sinner for Life
Every now and again a performer explodes onto the scene fully formed, his star aura gleaming, and sets jaded, seen-it-all industryites on their ear. Ricky Sinz is such a creature. In just about two years, he has become one of gay adult's top draws with a mantel-piece straining under the weight of ... More »

In the Executive Seat: Ilan Bunimovitz

In the Executive Seat: Ilan Bunimovitz
Ilan Bunimovitz helms what's slated to become the largest and most comprehensive affiliate network in adult entertainment, an ambitious and challenging responsibility after being named CEO of Private Media Group. It's a job he's eager and ready to take on, he said, and certainly will help fulfill hi... More »

The Comeback Trail: Brittany O'Connell

The Comeback Trail: Brittany O'Connell
Redheaded Brittany O’Connell was an active video performer from 1992-1999, appearing in some 250 videos before she got back into on-camera performing in 2008, but she points out “absence” is in the eye of the beholder. “It depends on how you want to look at it,” O’Connell told XBIZ... More »

Country Snapshot: Iraq

Country Snapshot: Iraq
Of all the territories I have covered so far in my series of snapshots outlining the Internet and telecoms characteristics of each and every country, Iraq most certainly has the lowest Internet penetration so far — a miniscule one percent of its 28m population; it looks like 'shock and awe' did a ... More »

John Stagliano, the Evil Angel Emperor

John Stagliano, the Evil Angel Emperor
It’s all about honesty with John Stagliano. The founder/owner/all-around head honcho of Evil Angel is not only committed to delivering transparent, in-yourface, no-holds-barred adult movies, but also is similarly committed to being absolutely honest in all of his business dealings with the directo... More »

WIA: Sara Sazzman

WIA: Sara Sazzman
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. What do you see as the challenges to online ... More »

Country Snapshot: South Korea

Country Snapshot: South Korea
Up until fairly recently, South Korea had no significance in my life whatsoever. Nowadays, my dual-SIM cell phone is made by Samsung, my plasma TV by LG, and my son religiously attends Taekwondo sessions every week — so it certainly features now! Sometimes referred to as the 'Land of Morning C... More »

In the Executive Seat: Eric Matis

In the Executive Seat: Eric Matis
The ink with which his new title is written is barely dry, and Eric Matis, the playboy of Playboy, is ready and excited to take on the role of vice president of adult programs and industry relations. This reporter should have asked him if he learned how to juggle. Matis now manages all of Playboy... 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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