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A Sign of the Times

A Sign of the Times
Is it just me? I mean, seriously. Is it just me or is every woman I see everywhere I look — on the street, at the laundromat, supermarket and bowling alley — all the gals I see look like porn stars, wanna-be porn stars, on the fence about being a porn star or simply a look-alike fan emulating po... More »

ASACP: Personal Reflections After 8 Years

ASACP: Personal Reflections After 8 Years
Every once in a while, I ask myself why I am doing this job. We have to focus on the worst of the worst: people who sexually abuse children, the criminals who profit from it, and the sick people who view and buy these images, which fuels this repetitive cycle. Viewing images of babies being pene... More »

FSC: Wickedly Wonderful

FSC: Wickedly Wonderful
Rarely do readers of adult trade publications see Steve Orenstein’s name highlighted in news and promotional articles. While the head of one of the most prominent and successful adult production studios, Steve often works behind the scenes, encouraging the performers and his ever-capable staff to ... More »

Crossing the Atlantic

Crossing the Atlantic
Michael Lucas remembers the days when the All-American beach boy was the iconic gay sex symbol. But as the 1990s settled in, the industry started to see more penetration of foreign models. Spearheaded by the huge popularity of Lukas Ridgeston, the movement offered more opportunities than ever before... More »

Exporting Excitement

Exporting Excitement
World domination is the ultimate goal for any powerful brand. When it comes to sex toys, wideranging international tastes can open doors to success not available in the homeland as well as inspire new product designs. Transcending borders to reach new customers is nothing new among U.S.- based sex t... More »

Security Problems

Security Problems
Microsoft has a big problem with security. It is not simply a case of any particular deficiencies or vulnerabilities in its wares, but of the sheer volume of attacks that are carried out against its often market-leading wares — which includes a third of the web server market and nearly the entire ... More »

Vanity Unleashed

Vanity Unleashed
At July's ANME Founders Show, CalExotics' grandiose booth included a spotlighted preview of the Vanity by Jopen collection. This month, the line officially launches as Cal Exotics' brand for the sophisticated emerging mass market. Vanity by Jopen is a 12-piece collection of silicone, rechargeable... More »

Retail Biz: Double the Pleasure

Retail Biz: Double the Pleasure
The sex toy industry was founded on products that aided women with masturbation as a cure to their hysteria among other ailments. And throughout history, as women owned their sexuality, vibrators promoted sexual gratification sans the need for a partner. On the flipside, vibrators also made their wa... More »

Traffic Capers

Traffic Capers
As adult webmasters struggle to grab their share of the traffic pie, paid placement ads are becoming an increasingly popular option for reliably delivering fresh website visitors. Buying and selling traffic is a process fraught with fraudulent practices, however, and the unwary webmaster can easily ... More »

FSC: On the Forefront of Fighting for Your Bottom Line

FSC: On the Forefront of Fighting for Your Bottom Line
In a time when funding is tighter than ever, FSC has stepped up to face head on the issues negatively impacting the adult entertainment industry. Currently, is confronting a number of issues relevant to the industry. These issues include: • Working to block .xxx sponsored top-level domain (s... 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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