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L.A. City Council Finalizes Amendments to Safer Sex Act

L.A. City Council Finalizes Amendments to Safer Sex Act

Jun 18, 2013 2:30 PM PDT
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted today to adopt amendments to the Safer Sex Act so it will now reflect the language and intent of Measure B. The ordinance was held over from last week for a second reading.
Katie Summers Files Suit Against John Stagliano

Katie Summers Files Suit Against John Stagliano

Jun 18, 2013 11:00 AM PDT
Adult performer Katie Summers has filed a lawsuit against director John Stagliano and his company Evil Angel, alleging “negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, sexual battery and violations of professions code section 17200” because Stagliano didn’t inform her of his HIV positive status prior to her performing in the 2010 movie “Buttman’s Stretch Class 4.”
ITC Rules in Favor of We-Vibe in Vibrator Patent Case

ITC Rules in Favor of We-Vibe in Vibrator Patent Case

Jun 17, 2013 6:15 PM PDT
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in favor of Standard Innovation, manufacturer of the We-Vibe brand of sexual wellness products, in Investigation No. 337-TA-823, issuing a general exclusion and cease and desist order against all infringing Lelo Inc. products.
FSC, Justice Dept. Attorneys Give Closing Arguments in 2257 Trial

FSC, Justice Dept. Attorneys Give Closing Arguments in 2257 Trial

Jun 17, 2013 4:00 PM PDT
Attorneys for the Free Speech Coalition and the Justice Department gave their closing arguments in the eighth and final day of the trial for Free Speech Coalition vs. Holder.
    13 Adult Domains Ordered Transferred to PornTube

13 Adult Domains Ordered Transferred to PornTube

Jun 17, 2013 3:30 PM PDT
Thirteen adult tube sites operated by Calista Enterprises have been ordered transferred to the operators of PornTube.com. Calista, meanwhile, is requesting that the USPTO cancel the "PornTube" trademark.
   UCSB Professor Testifies for FSC at 2257 Trial

UCSB Professor Testifies for FSC at 2257 Trial

Jun 14, 2013 4:15 PM PDT
Dr. Daniel Linz, a professor of communications at UC Santa Barbara, was the sole witness during the seventh and possible next-to-last day of the trial over the legality of the federal record-keeping law imposed on adult film producers.
Rick's Cabaret Plans on Spinning Off Real Estate Holdings as a REIT

Rick's Cabaret Plans on Spinning Off Real Estate Holdings as a REIT

Jun 14, 2013 10:45 AM PDT
Rick's Cabaret International, which operates 37 gentlemen's clubs throughout the nation, plans on spinning off its real estate holdings as a REIT before the end of the year.
ATVOD Rules Against 10 Glamour Model Websites

ATVOD Rules Against 10 Glamour Model Websites

Jun 13, 2013 3:15 PM PDT
The parent company of affiliate program MNSCash.com has breached federal regulations by not registering its websites and paying fees for video-on-demand programming, ATVOD officials say.
AHF Qualifies L.A. City Public Health Initiative, Will 'Rigorously' Enforce Measure B

AHF Qualifies L.A. City Public Health Initiative, Will 'Rigorously' Enforce Measure B

Jun 13, 2013 1:00 PM PDT
The AHF submitted enough signatures May 10 to qualify their latest initiative, the creation of a Los Angeles City Health Department for consideration by voters.
U.K. Regulator ATVOD Cuts Fees by 5%

U.K. Regulator ATVOD Cuts Fees by 5%

Jun 13, 2013 11:45 AM PDT
ATVOD, the authority that regulates video-on-demand in the U.K., says that for a third successive year, the regulator has cut fees that website, IPTV and mobile operators must pay to stream content.

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »
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