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Unrated Videos Seized in Sydney Store

Unrated Videos Seized in Sydney Store

Jul 7, 2008 8:30 AM PDT
Police raided a store in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta last week and seized thousands of unclassified adult movies. Australian law requires that all films presented in theaters and offered for sale or rent be classified by the government.
Special Report: The Sound and Fury

Special Report: The Sound and Fury

Jul 6, 2008 12:00 PM PDT
The debate pitting social responsibility against commercial viability vis-à-vis sexually explicit content seems never louder than when someone tosses a mention of so-called "extreme" content into the middle of it.
'Naked Lady' Will Stay Out of Oregon July 4th Parade

'Naked Lady' Will Stay Out of Oregon July 4th Parade

Jul 4, 2008 6:00 AM PDT
Local nude activist Jen Moss, known as "The Naked Lady," has said she will go topless wearing a G-string and the crown of Lady Liberty at Ashland's Fourth of July parade, but will not be in the parade itself.
Stagliano, McDonald Conclude 'Dust-Up'

Stagliano, McDonald Conclude 'Dust-Up'

Jul 3, 2008 6:30 PM PDT
Adult producer John Stagliano and law professor Barry McDonald concluded their "Dust-Up" over topics related to the porn industry in the Los Angeles Times' Opinion section.
Report: Bush's Economic Stimulus Plan Boosts Adult

Report: Bush's Economic Stimulus Plan Boosts Adult

Jul 3, 2008 4:00 PM PDT
Recently, sales have taken an upturn for some adult operators and an unlikely source is receiving the credit: President Bush and his Economic Stimulus Plan.
David Lord Arrested in Connection to Prostitution Ring

David Lord Arrested in Connection to Prostitution Ring

Jul 2, 2008 5:45 PM PDT
Adult film director David Lord was arrested today and charged with perjury in connection with an investigation into prostitution ring involving Hungarian nationals.
Girlfriends Films New Corporate Sponsor of ASACP

Girlfriends Films New Corporate Sponsor of ASACP

Jul 2, 2008 3:00 PM PDT
"Girlfriends Films believes in preventing child pornography and helping parents prevent their kids from accessing web sites meant for just for adults," Girlfriends Films president Dan O'Connell said.
Stagliano, McDonald Discuss Kozinski 'Kerfuffle'

Stagliano, McDonald Discuss Kozinski 'Kerfuffle'

Jul 2, 2008 10:30 AM PDT
Tuesday's colloquy between adult producer John Stagliano and Pepperdine law professor Barry McDonald involved what the Times called the "kerfuffle" over Judge Alex Kozinski and his recusal from the Ira Isaacs obscenity case.
Federal Judge Throws Out Indiana 'Explicit Materials' Law

Federal Judge Throws Out Indiana 'Explicit Materials' Law

Jul 2, 2008 9:00 AM PDT
A controversial state law that required retailers that sell "explicit material" to register with the state and pay a $250 fee has been thrown out by a federal judge.
Suit Opposes Ohio Obscenity Law

Suit Opposes Ohio Obscenity Law

Jul 1, 2008 5:00 PM PDT
The manager of Cincinnati's Hustler Hollywood store is suing Ohio's attorney general in an attempt to overturn part of a new state law that would require persons convicted of selling obscene material to register as sex offenders.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

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Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

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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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