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Commerce Gate Expands into U.S. Market

Commerce Gate Expands into U.S. Market
The ability to process transactions lies at the core of many online adult entertainment operations; as such, the companies that provide transaction services serve as a vital ingredient in a merchant’s profit chain — demanding that these companies provide stable, trustworthy and ever-evolving pro... More »

Country Snapshot: Egypt

Country Snapshot: Egypt
When I first started researching the Internet characteristics of Egypt at the excellent resource site www.internetworldstats.com, I automatically went to the section headed "Middle East" expecting to find it listed there, but I could not find it. Instead, it was listed under Africa. You live, you l... More »

Protecting Paysites from Password Abuse

Protecting Paysites from Password Abuse
It's a problem that is faced by all adult paysite operators — the unauthorized disclosure of member logins, where legitimate users provide friends and strangers with their user name and password, "sharing" access to your premium content and impacting your bottom line. This impact costs operator... More »

FALA Defends Our Rights

FALA Defends Our Rights
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." These lines from the F... More »

2000 Charge Offers International Solutions

2000 Charge Offers International Solutions
Back in 1999, Wolf Kring was working as a payment processing business consultant in Germany. He'd had his own hosting company in 1995, so he knew firsthand about one of the chief problems that European customers faced. "I saw how hard it was for international people to pay online," Kring said. "U... More »

The Electoral Impact

The Electoral Impact
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several industry players "How will the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election impact your business, if at all?" Here's what they had to say: As a European billing platform, Webbilling.com depends on the successful business of its merchants, which hail f... More »

Curious Cameron

Curious Cameron
When gay porn impresario and Channel 1 Releasing partner Chi Chi LaRue was first contacted by her latest exclusive for All Worlds Video, Cameron Marshall, he was boyfriends with Josh Vaughn, one of her other contract studs at the time. “Well, you know he didn’t even like boys before Josh, r... More »

WIA Profile: Shelly Riley

WIA Profile: Shelly Riley
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 did you do before getting into the adul... More »

Good Porn Isn't Hard to Define

Good Porn Isn't Hard to Define
‘B Skow is my screen name,” said the long-time advertising and celebrity photographer who has been directing for Vivid since 2005. For a dozen or so years before that, Vivid was just one of Skow’s clients, albeit a special one, among a number of Fortune 500s and media companies. “I shot... More »

Country Snapshot: Iceland

Country Snapshot: Iceland
Seeking inspiration for the next country to cover as part of my range of country 'snapshots' was not too difficult. As Iceland's banking sector implodes, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has undiplomatically condemned the handling of the collapse of its banks and its failure to guarantee British sav... 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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