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Pink Visual CEO Allison Vivas to Receive 2012 FSC Leadership Award

Diane Duke

Free Speech Coalition is proud to announce that Pink Visual CEO Allison Vivas is the recipient of the 2012 FSC Leadership Award. The award will be presented during The XBIZ Awards Show.

FSC’s Leadership Award is presented to the adult entertainment industry business or individual who demonstrates excellence in leading by example. This award can be given for community service, activism, creating a positive and outstanding work environment, innovations and other qualities that lift the business or individual above the rest.

“Allison has great instinct, a brilliant mind and a boatload of courage,” FSC Executive Director Diane Duke said. “She combines those qualities to provide leadership not only for Pink Visual, but also for our industry as a whole.”

In March, Vivas accompanied FSC and a group of industry leaders to San Francisco to protest the approval of .XXX at the ICANN Board of Directors meeting. She spoke to the media on behalf of the adult industry’s opposition to the sTLD, and to the ICANN Board of Directors. Vivas and Pink Visual also issued a letter to ICM Registry, founder of the .XXX domain, to demand protection of the company’s brands, standing united with the biggest adult brands.

In 2011, Vivas and Pink Visual made it company policy to protect the health and safety of its performers by funding monthly testing.

Pink Visual has aggressively prosecuted copyright infringement, as well as sponsoring B2B seminars for industry leaders to learn more about strategies for dealing with content piracy and litigation. Vivas has strongly supported FSC’s Anti-Piracy Action Program (FSC-APAP.com).

Vivas exemplifies the industry executive – professional; proud to be part of the adult industry; fighting to protect the rights of adult business owners; and pushing to keep in the lead with new technologies for the consumer.

The XBIZ Awards will be held on Jan 10, at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, CA.

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