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VSDA Wants Video Pirates to Walk the Plank

VSDA Wants Video Pirates to Walk the Plank

Jul 20, 2004 8:30 AM PDT
The Video Software Dealers Association is declaring war on video piracy. At a meeting of VSDA’s board of directors in Las Vegas last week, it passed a resolution announcing a get tough policy against the illegal copying of videos and DVDs.

Mansion Productions Supports ASACP

Jul 19, 2004 4:33 PM PDT
ASACP is pleased to announce that Mansion Productions (www.mansionproductions.com) is supporting ASACP by becoming a Corporate Sponsor.
Beate Uhse to Take 50% Stake in Penthouse

Beate Uhse to Take 50% Stake in Penthouse

Jul 19, 2004 3:57 PM PDT
The operator of Europe’s largest chain of sex shops has struck a deal with Penthouse for half its stake. German sex-toy shop operator Beate Uhse AG will share ownership with Luis Molina, the Mexican investor who invested in Penthouse International Inc., which owns General Media Inc.

Gary Kremen Elected to Chair ASACP Advisory Council

Jul 19, 2004 1:56 PM PDT
Sex.com founder Gary Kremen has been elected to chair the advisory council for Adult Sites Against Child Pornography where he previously served as a founding sponsor.
Larry Flynt on Gaming, God, Bush and Book

Larry Flynt on Gaming, God, Bush and Book

Jul 19, 2004 1:09 PM PDT
It may come as a surprise to hear Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt say, “I don’t want to be in bed with anyone else.” However, the porn mogul was referring to doing business with other gaming entities at his Hustler Casino in Gardena, Calif.
U.K. Porn Festival Launches, Invites Amateur Submissions

U.K. Porn Festival Launches, Invites Amateur Submissions

Jul 19, 2004 11:46 AM PDT
The Brits are finally catching on to the porn craze and making a very public effort to involve as many sex fans as possible. This week in London, the Xplicit British Film Festival issued an invitation for amateur porn video submissions.
Boys Charged With Creating Child Porn

Boys Charged With Creating Child Porn

Jul 19, 2004 9:46 AM PDT
The second child porn arrest to hit the otherwise conservative town of Claremont in less than a month involves two underage boys accused of creating and distributing their own child pornography. A third suspect remains at large.

European Court Orders ISP Data Disclosed

Jul 19, 2004 9:20 AM PDT
In a case likely to raise concern about the degree of anonymity on the Internet in the Netherlands, an appeals court in Amsterdam upheld a lower court order requiring Internet service provider Lycos to disclose personal data on one of its subscribers.
Europe Simplifies Domain Name Registration

Europe Simplifies Domain Name Registration

Jul 18, 2004 10:00 AM PDT
Italy will soon join Sweden, Spain and France in relaxing their domain name registration rules in hopes of encouraging companies and individuals to register new domain names.
EBay to Sell Music Downloads

EBay to Sell Music Downloads

Jul 17, 2004 9:00 AM PDT
The online auction giant is taking a cue from Apple's success with iTunes (which recently sold its 100-millionth download), and has launched a six-month pilot program which it hopes will attract the interest of both major recording labels as well as smaller, independent record producers and individual bands wishing to offer songs for download to consumers.

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Adult Industry Keeps Fighting On

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Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »
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