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Vivid Drops PornoTube Lawsuit Alleging Piracy

Vivid Drops PornoTube Lawsuit Alleging Piracy

Oct 20, 2008 4:30 PM PDT
Vivid Entertainment Group on Monday dropped its lawsuit against AEBN that alleged company unit PornoTube.com and parent Data Conversions Inc. pirated its adult properties.
Indianapolis Strippers Sue Club Owners

Indianapolis Strippers Sue Club Owners

Oct 20, 2008 11:00 AM PDT
Two club dancers are suing the owners of the strip club where they have worked claiming the club failed to pay them the minimum wage and violated federal labor laws by wrongly classifying them as independent contractors.
Devinn Lane Files Suit Against Vivid, Digital Playground, Others

Devinn Lane Files Suit Against Vivid, Digital Playground, Others

Oct 20, 2008 10:30 AM PDT
The former adult star has filed trademark infringement and cybersquatting charges against numerous adult companies.
BDSM Protest in London by Son of Fashion Icon

BDSM Protest in London by Son of Fashion Icon

Oct 20, 2008 9:00 AM PDT
Ben Westwood, son of fashion legend Vivienne Westwood, will lead a group of bound, gagged and chained models through the streets of London this week
Watchdog Group Asks VP Candidates for Obscenity Enforcement Stance

Watchdog Group Asks VP Candidates for Obscenity Enforcement Stance

Oct 20, 2008 7:00 AM PDT
A faith-oriented media watchdog group has asked the Democratic and Republican vice president candidates to state their stance on the enforcement of federal obscenity laws.
The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

The XBIZ Weekly Retail Round-Up

Oct 17, 2008 5:00 PM PDT
The weekly collection of articles reporting on local laws and battles that affect today's adult retailers.
Jack Venice Rape Trial Begins Monday

Jack Venice Rape Trial Begins Monday

Oct 17, 2008 11:00 AM PDT
Venice is charged with rape and burglary for allegedly breaking into the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house a year ago and attacking a woman who was sleeping.
‘Porno’ in Film Title Causes Mainstream Controversy

‘Porno’ in Film Title Causes Mainstream Controversy

Oct 17, 2008 7:00 AM PDT
The mere presence of the word “porno” in the title of upcoming mainstream comedy from Kevin Smith has created a storm of controversy.
FSC Taps Cachapero as Membership Director

FSC Taps Cachapero as Membership Director

Oct 16, 2008 1:00 PM PDT
“Joanne is a perfect addition to our team,” said Diane Duke, FSC Executive Director. “She knows the industry, is tremendously talented, and is committed to the values and principles of the Free Speech Coalition.”
Strip Club, City Settle After 2-Year Battle

Strip Club, City Settle After 2-Year Battle

Oct 16, 2008 11:00 AM PDT
A two-year legal battle between the city of Arcadia and a local strip club has ended in a settlement agreement, which could result in the club being closed or sold by April.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »

Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »

Mainstreaming of BDSM Broadens Category, Consumer Reach

It’s been just more than 30 years since Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lit the silver screen on fire in “9 ½ Weeks” with the film’s underlying themes of BDSM. And more than... More »
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